Quintessential: Farmers' Market by Jen Day

Quintessential: Farmers' Market

by Jen Day
November 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1616 yards (1478 m)
Wingspan 95.5 inches / 243 cm; depth 59 inches / 150 cm
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I wanted to continue to challenge myself to create a design that would use the next seasonal selection from The Plucky Knitter (the Fall Quintessential Plucky Palette). The kit included twelve rich autumn colors. I felt the colors would be perfect on The Plucky Knitter’s Traveler base, with the warm yak fibers adding a deepening hue to the richness of color. Using each color to its best, this asymmetric triangular shawl features familiar stitches and deceptively simple techniques that knit quickly. Soon you will be super cozy as you walk a color tour trail or pick the seasons tastiest produce from the market stand. Use one of the Plucky Knitter’s seasonal palettes or a few of your favorite yarns that you’ve been saving for something special!

14 stitches x 25 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking. Gauge is not crucial, but may affect your yardage needed. Note: Plucky Traveler DK grows substantially with a large garment when wet blocked. Prior to blocking, my depth measured 47 inches / 119 cm and the wingspan measured 72 inches / 183 cm! Small swatches may not indicate the level of growth in a large piece such as Quintessential: Farmers Market.

Plucky Traveler DK (65% Extra Fine SW Merino, 20% Mulberry Silk, 15% Yak; 275 yds / 252 m / 100gm) or other favorite DK or light worsted weight. Note: most of the skeins used for the sample weighed around 115gm to start.
Color A: Take A Hike (light green) 182yds / 167 m
Color B: Big Horn (cream) 275 yds / 252 m
Color C: Waders (aqua) 134yds / 122.5 m
Color D: Utility (dark grey) 82 yds / 75 m
Color E: Pumpkin Patch (orange) 68 yds / 63 m
Color F: Corn Maize (yellow) 70 yds / 64 m
Color G: Yodel (purple) 82 yds / 75 m
Color H: Only You (red) 85 yds / 78 m
Color I: Happy Trails (brown) 275 yds / 252 m
Color J: Give A Hoot (light grey) 228 yds / 208 m
Color K: Wild Blue Yonder (dark blue) 40 yds / 36.5 m
Color L: Park Service (green) 95 yds / 87 m

This pattern has been tech edited.