Crossed Furrows Cowl
Pattern in English and German – Anleitung auch auf Deutsch
The Crossed Furrows Cowl was inspired by a photograph my father took of an emerging wheat field. It achieves a knitted plaid with a few easy tricks and is a fantastic way for a beginner to work with colour. Worked side-to-side and closed with three buttons, this cowl has a thick, deep fabric that won’t curl and is easier to make than it looks!
Choose a light, medium, and dark colour. You will use only one colour per row and let slipped stitches do the work for you.
Instructions are both written and charted.
Please note that I am a loose knitter and you should choose a needle size that works for you.
•knit and purl
•slipping sts purlwise
•Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran: 130 yards of Moss, 70 yards of Slate, and 30 yards of Silver
•3 buttons 2cm (3/4”)
•thread or fingering weight yarn for attaching buttons.
There is a link in the pattern to a YouTube video for the one-row buttonhole. Also, I wrote a blog post about choosing colours for the cowl and how the light/medium/dark tones play out as the main colour: choosing colours for the cowl.