Apple Hill Drive by Kirsten Kapur

Apple Hill Drive

Knitting
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
920 - 1550 yards (841 - 1417 m)
Finished Bust: 30 [32, 34, 36 (38, 40, 42) {44, 46, 48} 50, 52]”/76 [81.5, 86.5, 91.5 (96.5, 101.5, 106.5) {112, 117, 122} 127, 132] cm
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There are two files given for this pattern, one with imperial (inches and yards) and one with metric measurements.

Although Jill Draper’s Valkill is listed as DK, it works up beautifully at a variety of gauges. At the stated gauge in the pattern Valkill makes a lovely, lofty sweater.

It is the nature of hand dyed yarns to vary a bit from skein to skein. When working with hand dyed yarns, like the Jill Draper Makes Stuff Valkill recommended in this pattern, alternate skeins to avoid abrupt color shifts. Jill Draper, recommends alternating skeins randomly. For example, work 3 rounds with the first skein, then 1 round with the second skein, then 2 rounds with the first skein, and 4 rounds with the second skein, etc. It is not necessary to cut the yarns as you alternate, instead, twist the yarns between rounds.

Apple Hill Drive is worked from the bottom up in one piece. The sleeves are worked separately and joined to the body before working the yoke.

The measurements given are actual garment measurements. Apple Hill Drive is intended to be worn with between 0-2” (0-5 cm) of positive ease in the bust. To determine your size, add 0-2” (0-5 cm) to your bust measurement and select the size that most closely corresponds to that measurement.

Instructions are given for working the pattern without waist shaping.

Approximate Yards Per Color
MC: 770 810, 870, 910 (960, 1010, 1050) {1140, 1200, 1260} 1330, 1390 yds
CC: 150 160, 170, 180 (190, 190, 200) {210, 220, 230} 250, 260 yds

Approximate Meters Per Color
MC: 704 741, 796, 832 (878, 914, 942) {1024, 1070, 1134} 1198, 1244 m
CC: 137 146, 155, 165 (174, 174, 183) {192, 201, 210} 229, 238 m