hudson valley MKAL by Xandy Peters
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hudson valley MKAL

Knitting
September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
900 - 925 yards (823 - 846 m)
84" (213 cm) wide x 23" (58 cm) deep crescent shape.
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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.

This MKAL, designed inLocally sourced Mohonk yarn from Jill Draper Makes Stuff, celebrates the natural beauty of the region and local businesses based in the Hudson valley.

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.

Schedule
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.
Use #HudsonValleyMKAL to tag posts on Instagram, twitter, and Ravelry.

Skills
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: Jill Draper Makes Stuff Mohonk, 370 yards (338 m) per 4 oz skein; 100% wool.
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.

Picking yarn
You will need sport or DK weight yarn in three colors. I recommend using the recommended Mohonk yarn from Jill Draper Makes Stuff.

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 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.

See you in the forum, I’ll be sharing my yarn pics and answering questions there.