Field of sheaves by Kirsten McTeer

Field of sheaves

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Wheatsheaf stitch pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
295 - 760 yards (270 - 695 m)
0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 yrs, 2-3 yrs, 4-5 yrs, 6-7 yrs
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Field of Sheaves is a vest for children. The name comes from the Cluster of Wheat stitch that is worked all over the garment. The vest is worked in the round up to the armholes, then, after dividing, the front and back are worked flat. The shoulders are seamed with a three-needle cast-off. Stitches are picked up around the armholes to work borders, and around the neck to work the V-neck band.

Pattern tension is 30 sts/40 rows to 4” (10cm) worked over the Cluster of Wheat stitch.

It is written for 6 sizes, as follows.
0-6 months, to fit chest 16”/41cm, actual size 18 1/2”/47cm
6-12 months, to fit chest 18”/46cm, actual size 20 1/4”/51.5cm
1-2 years, to fit chest 20”/51cm, actual size 22 1/2”/57cm
2-3 years, to fit chest 22”/56cm, actual size 24 1/4”/61.5cm
4-5 years, to fit chest 24”/61cm, actual size 26 1/2”/67cm
6-7 years, to fit chest 26”/66cm, actual size 28 1/4”/72cm

You will need 295 (370, 430, 500, 630, 760) yards /270 (338, 393, 457, 576, 695 metres) fingering weight yarn, and 3mm (US 2.5) knitting needles for knitting flat and in the round, or size needed to achieve pattern tension, plus one extra needle for three-needle cast-off, stitch holders, 2 stitch markers, and a safety pin, and a darning needle.

You need to be able to: work flat and in the round using written instructions (no charts), work simple decreases.

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