Open Fields by Mandy Furney

Open Fields

August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in cowl pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
153 - 164 yards (140 - 150 m)
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This pattern is available for C$6.00 CAD buy it now

Open Fields is part of the Flatlands Collection featured at the 2017 Manitoba Fibre Festival. Join us on Ravelry, Facebook, and Instagram (using the hashtag #flatlandscollection) for a KAL. Official FO posts can be made on the Manitoba Fibre Festival forum to qualify for a prize.

The Open Fields Cowl is inspired by summer drives past fields of wheat, roadside wildflowers and canola, capped by our glorious open prairie sky. The stitch pattern is simple enough to be a relaxing knit, while the squishy garter in a soft yarn and the changing beauty of a handspun yarn will keep you knitting “just one more row” with delight.

I can see the open fields, the tall grass growing wild.
I can feel the wind on my face, hear the laughter of a child.
I can touch the sunlit waters and the early morning dew. You are such a friendly Manitoba, I’ll spend my time with you. ~Manitoba children’s song. Author unknown.

A spin-to-knit design, Open Fields is intended to showcase handspun yarns.
Spin yourself a glorious skein of yarn (7-8 WPI) in Cloud 9 Fiberworks Fluffy Roving (superwash merino) or indulge in a local handspun yarn (aran to bulky in weight).
Don’t be shy - embrace your handspun yarn.

1) Cloud 9 Fiberworks Nimbostratus. Superwash merino. Worsted weight. 164m (179yds) per 100g (3.5oz). Shown in colourway: Bugarup Blonde. Yardage needed: 137m (150yds).
2) Cloud 9 Fiberworks Fluffy Roving. Superwash merino (22 microns). 110g. Shown in colourway: Octarine Grass. Yardage needed: 78m (85yds).

You will also need 3 buttons that are 2cm - 2.5cm in diameter.