Barley Bouquet by Skeinwalker Knits

Barley Bouquet

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
407 yards (372 m)
One; easily customizable.
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Golden fields of crops extend as far as the eye can see. A rich warm glow fills the sky as the sun sets. Harvest time is near and promises to be plentiful. Small butterflies dance around in the fields. The barley ears slowly swing from the gentle breeze. All seem so tranquil. The summer was nicely warm and sunny, inviting us to enjoy the moment.
The Barley Bouquet cowl echoes this warm abundance. Carefully placed lace stitches bend the cowl rows in lively chevrons. Stitches with long floats travel around the cowl like butterflies in the fields. Whether you are longing for sunny days or still enjoying the warmth and golden light, join in and get some butterflies flying!

Yarn
Koperdraadje Squishy Merino DK (DK; 100% Merino; 225 meters / 246 yards per 115 grams); 2 skeins; sample uses 190 grams in a cream/rust/brown-mix colorway.

Needles
3.75 mm (US size 5) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
19 stitches and 24 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
16 stitches and 23 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch Pattern B – Harvest Butterflies, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 7 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Size
One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 111 cm / 43.75 inches, height (h): 43 cm / 17 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, double increases and decreases. Slip stitches. Catching strands. Easy to memorize stitch pattern. Patterning on odd rounds only. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.