Hudson Valley - A Pattern By Xandy Peters
This listing is for a digital copy of the Hudson Valley MKAL pattern by Xandy Peters.
About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words
The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. In the autumn, people come from all over the world to see the colorful foliage, enjoy the mild weather, and to relax in nature.
The pattern will be released in 4 parts according to the schedule below. You will also receive an info page to help you pick yarn and gather materials.
Clue 1 - Oct 14
Clue 2 - Oct 21
Clue 3 - Oct 28
Clue 4 - Nov 4
Each clue will automatically be sent to you as a pattern update through Ravelry each Friday 12 pm EST starting Oct 14th.
Please post your progress on Ravelry and join the X&Y knits group to share with others and to ask questions if you need help.
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This pattern contains increases, decreases, slipped stitches, lacework and stacked stitches. If you have never tried stacked stitches, it is a good idea to look at this online video tutorial:
Stacked Increase Video
Stacked Decrease Video
Some clues may have their own video guides to help you out. These will be posted as the clues are released.
Finished Size: 84” (213 cm) wide x 23” (58 cm) deep crescent shape.
Yarn: Xandy's original used 3 skeins of sportweight yarn, 370 yards (338 m) per 4 oz skein; 100% wool. You can use either of our sportweight yarns OR any of our DK weight yarns too! Angela made our sample in Honky Tonk DK. You'll need 3 contrasting color skeins
Needles: Size 8 (5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 14 sts x 22 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in stockinette stitch.
You will need sport or DK weight yarn in three colors.
Color A is your pop color. Whether you pick a highlight or lowlight, this is the color that should contrast with both Colors B and C. You will only need half a skein (50g) of this color.
Color B is your secondary color. it should be harmonious with Color C, but not too close to it. A solid color is best.
Color C is the star of the show. Though I prefer solid colors all around, this is where you may want to use a mildly variegated yarn. Make sure you like this color a lot, it’s the one we’ll be using most.
Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube. Visit Xandy's website for more information and inspiring knits!