Hillcrest by Rachel Henry
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June 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm

Hillcrest was one of two winners of Challenge #2 of The Fiber Factor 2013!

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Hillcrest uses the modern exaggerated box sweater shape as a canvas for complex colorwork. The geometric panels evoke stained glass windows of the Prairie style, like those designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The palette is inspired by the common geranium – made beautiful in the abstract.

The body and sleeves are worked side to side, primarily in stockinette. The colorwork panels are worked in garter stitch with slipped stitches to create smooth edges and even proportions. Standard intarsia techniques should be followed throughout. All edges are finished with i-cord, for simplicity and smooth drape.

To make the pattern as-written:
Main Color (MC) #037 Gun Metal Grey 11 hanks / 1287 yds
Outline Color (OC) #002 - Black 2 hanks / 234 yds
Color 1 (C1) #026 - Pale Yellow 2 hanks / 234 yds
Color 2 (C2) #040 - Green Apple 2 hanks / 234 yds
Color 3 (C3) #041 - Karin’s Birthday Suit 1 hank / 117 yds
Color 4 (C4) #017 - Schoolhouse Red 1 hank / 117 yds
Color 5 (C5) #045 - Edgy Eggplant 1 hank / 117 yds