Wheatfield cowl pattern

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* This is a PDF pattern for a knit shawl that you will make yourself, not the finished knit item itself. So, knit away, and enjoy wearing your own homemade "Wheatfield without crows" cowl! *

Van Gogh’s “Wheatfield with crows” has always been one of my favorite paintings, and I was inspired by the color “Winter Wheat” here. I love the variegation – just like a real field of wheat. This cowl is just long enough to wrap around your head and neck for a cold winter day, or you can just let it drape over your shoulders. The “wrong side” is just as interesting as the pattern side, and sometimes I can’t decide which one I want to show! The fabric is slightly dense, but if you’d like a lighter, drapey feel, go up 1 or 2 needle sizes. Keep in mind, though, that if you do this, you will be using more yardage than the pattern calls for, and make sure you have extra on hand :)

Yarn: (in pattern photos)
Mrs Crosby Steamer Trunk, 2 skeins color A, “Submarine” (290 yds)
Mrs Crosby Steamer Trunk, 1 skein color B, “Boston Fern” (160 yds)
Mrs Crosby Steamer Trunk, 1 skein color C, “Winter Wheat” (155 yds)

Other yarns may be used, such as madelinetosh chunky, or any yarn that calls for 4-1/2 or 5 stitches per inch on US6 / 4mm needles

Needles: US 9/5.5mm, circular 24”- 32”
Notions: Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 4 stitches/inch (measured over pattern stitch)

pre-blocked dimensions: 42” in circumference by 11”
post-blocking (wet): 48” in circumference by 11-½”

Techniques: cable cast on, knit, slip, yarn forward (in linen stitch), knitted cast off.

Average review
I love the color combination! A beautiful pattern
Dec 14, 2015 by Sharron Despot

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