Wheat City by Alex Richards

Wheat City

May 2018
Ferme Fiola Farm 2 ply worsted
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in (k1tbl, p1) ribbing, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
to fit 21-23” (53.5 - 58.5 cm) circumference head; height: 9.5" (24 cm); circumference (unstretched): 19.25" (49 cm)
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If someone asked me to describe Manitoba, I would tell them about long, flat highways flanked by seemingly endless fields of golden wheat, and the aged grain elevators that stand sentry over them. This pattern is an ode to the symbol of the prairies that I’ve called home for my entire life, and especially the city in which I was born and raised. So here’s to stacked hay bales, the gold of summer, and the biggest sky you’ve ever seen. Here’s to the Wheat City.

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles and DPNS (or circular needles long enough for magic loop), or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn: 200 yards (183 metres), 100 g worsted weight yarn
Sample shown in Ferme Fiola Farm’s 2 ply worsted, (100% Canadian wool, 200 yards (183 metres), 100 g) x 1 skein, naturally dyed with onion skins

Notions: tapestry needle, stitch marker, large pompom maker (optional)

Gauge: 20 stitches x 26 rounds = 4” (10 cm), over (k1tbl, p1) ribbing, blocked