barley by ash alberg


August 2019
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in over main body, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1256 yards (1148 m)
long edge: 60” (152.5cm); short edge: 22” (56cm)
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this pattern is part of the fifth volume of everyday magic and can be purchased either individually or as part of the 3-pattern collection. e-book purchases include all 3 patterns and a pdf zine including a diy tutorial for a bread recipe and tips and tricks for a low-waste picnic ritual. if you do not want all patterns but do want the zine, it can be purchased separately here.

lammas is celebrated in the northern hemisphere and celebrates the wheat harvest. observed with loaves of bread amidst the rest of the festivities, it should be no surprise that barley can be found front and centre. one of the very first cultivated cereal grains, barley has been farmed as far back as 10,000 years ago. find ways to incorporate some (fresher) grains of barley into your meals, whether fermented into beer or sprinkled into soups or ground into flour for baking.

needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 1256 yards (1148 metres), 200g of fingering weight yarn
sample shown uses holst garn’s supersoft (100% wool, 314 yards 287 metres, 50g) x 4 skeins in scarab

notions: tapestry needle, cable needle

gauge: 24 stitches x 40 rows = 4” (10cm), over main body, blocked

shawl wrap made by purl & hank