Crossed Furrows Cowl by Sarah Schira

Crossed Furrows Cowl

May 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
240 - 270 yards (219 - 247 m)
one size (60 cm/24" circumference)
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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.

Skills Used

•knit and purl
•casting on 
•binding off
•slipping sts purlwise

Materials List:
•Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran: 130 yards of Moss, 70 yards of Slate, and 30 yards of Silver
•3 buttons 2cm (3/4”)
•yarn needle
•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.

Thanks to the DesignAlong contest for A Playful Day Podcast, Fyberspates Yarns, and Kate Atherley for the impetus to write this pattern up, and for everyone who voted and chose it as a winner!

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.