*PDF HUDSON CARDI*
In 2014 I started a business. I just wanted to make enough money to support my growing family. So in 2014, out of our 850 square foot apartment, and using the Fibers & Material Studies education I received at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Primrose Yarn Co was founded. I never ever knew that the urge to make for my unborn daughter would lead me here. That very year, I was accepted into the New York Sheep and Wool festival, and with hope and encouragement from family members and friends around me, (who are also hand crafters), we vended at our first Rhinebeck. I had seen photos online of the apple cider doughnuts, the hill, the beautiful makes being worn by crafters sporting huge smiles, proud of their wears; and in those faces I had seen the anticipation from the past attendees of what would lay ahead for the upcoming event. I was so excited to be a part of it all.
Our drive up from Pennsylvania each year is stunning! It is that perfect time of year when the leaves are turning every shade of yellow, orange, red and brown. It is my favorite time of the year. As we get within 30 minutes of the fairgrounds, the hills become steeper, the foliage becomes thicker, and I know we are getting close. What I hadn’t expected was just how much I would come to mark crossing the Hudson River, as my sign that the wait is over and we have finally arrived! When I cross that bridge from Kingston to Dutchess County, I am filled with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming weekend…..crossing that bridge makes all the hard work leading up to the festival so worth it. I am where I am supposed to be.
I named this pattern “Hudson”, in honor of not only the stunning scenery, we all get to experience in the Hudson Valley during that weekend, but also to commemorate the trip over the Hudson river we all make, knowing we are close to the festival, reuniting with friends, and a yarn and fiber filled event.
This sweater is knit from the top down, using mosaic knitting over the entire sweater to create the zigzag motif. It features a garter stitch shawl collar which is tubular bound off, a belt, and icord belt loops.
Each size has it’s very own PDF complete with custom charts and directions, specific to that size. When you purchase the pattern, you will receive a copy of all 9 PDF’s, so you do not have to choose which one you want to knit when purchasing.
Kits are available HERE on our website, but if you want to put together a kit of your very own, please use code: READYFORRHINEBECK2023, on our website at checkout, to receive the kit price for your yarn purchase.
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- Yarn: MC- “Forage” (Primrose Yarn Co + Brooklyn Tweed Collab Yarn) 280 yards / 100 g Skein, 2 ply, woolen spun, 100% Non Superwash American Targhee- Columbia Wool // CC- Homestead Sport: 100% American Superwash Merino, 2 ply, 250 yards / ~75 g skein
- SAMPLE SHOWN* Size 4 on a 39” / 99 cm bust.
MC: Atlas & CC: 9 Lives
Size 1: 30”- (open) 36” / (closed) 32”
Size 2: 34”- (open) 40” / (closed) 36”
Size 3: 38”- (open) 44” / (closed) 40”
Size 4: 42”- (open) 48” / (closed) 44”
Size 5: 46”- (open) 52” / (closed) 48”
Size 6: 50”- (open) 56” / (closed) 52”
Size 7: 54”- (open) 60” / (closed) 56”
Size 8: 58”- (open) 64” / (closed) 60”
Size 9: 62”- (open) 68” / (closed) 64”
NEEDLE SIZES / GUAGE:
26 sts x 28 rows over 4" / 10 cm (knit flat over mosaic chart & blocked) Ribbing needle: US 5 Main Fabric needle: US 6
YARN REQ BY SIZE:
Size 1: MC- 6 skeins / CC- 4 skeins Size 2: MC- 6 skeins / CC- 4 skeins Size 3: MC- 7 skeins / CC- 5 skeins Size 4: MC- 7 skeins / CC- 5 skeins Size 5: MC- 8 skeins / CC- 5 skeins Size 6: MC- 8 skeins / CC- 6 skeins Size 7: MC- 9 skeins / CC- 6 skeins Size 8: MC- 9 skeins / CC- 6 skeins Size 9: MC- 10 skeins / CC- 6 skeins