Wheatsheaf Cowl Knitting Pattern 2 Sizes

Wheatsheaf Cowl Knitting Pattern 2 Sizes

Wheatsheaf Cowl Pattern

I wanted to show you our Wheatsheaf Cowl Pattern, for sale on Ravelry.    I used some wonderful Rowan Yarn Company Cashsoft Aran which is softer than butter and so warm.     I made samples of the Wheatsheaf Cowl pattern using both Aran and DK weight yarns.  The difference in circumference was 26inch for the Aran and 22 inch for the DK version.  One of our pattern testers for the Wheatsheaf Cowl knitted the cable pattern repeat twice to make a taller cowl, you’d use more yarn, but it would be fabulously warm if you live in colder climate.

Knitted in aran weight yarn, the Wheatsheaf Cowl is a speedy knit, easily made over a few evenings of knitting.  Ideal for Christmas knitting or gift knits.

A great stash buster, the Wheatsheaf Cowl is a quick knit.   Easily finished in a few evenings by the fire and is toasty warm.     Great for gifting and a chance to use up a bit of stash, you’ll need between 200-225 yards (depending on size) but you’ll need more if you knit a deeper cowl.

Wheatsheaf Cowl knitting pattern

Wheatsheaf Cowl knitting pattern, image shows matching Wheatsheaf Hat

The Wheatsheaf Cowl has been designed to match the Wheatsheaf Aran Socks, Wheatsheaf Hat, Wheatsheaf Boot Cuffs and Wheatsheaf mittens.

You could cast on three times as many stitches for a looped style cowl if you wanted the extra warmth, but this will use at least three times the yardage and you might need a little extra if you add depth/height to the ribbed sections.  This would loop easily twice around your neck and look fabulous.

The cable pattern used in the Wheatsheaf Cowl pattern reminds me of a Wheatsheaf, hence the name, but bluesocks thought they looked like X’s for kisses. Either way, I love it. It’s a quick knit, great way to use up small amounts of yarn and you can make a matching set as a gift.

The cable pattern has both charted and written instructions to suit your preference.

Wheatsheaf Cowl on cushion

Wheatsheaf Cowl on cushion

Wheatsheaf Cowl Tension/Gauge

Gauge/Tension for body of cowl in cable pattern – unstretched:
16sts x 32 rows = 3in x 4in/7.5cm x 10cm with 5mm/US8
16sts x 32rows = 3 5/8th in 9.25cm x 4in/7.5cm x 10cm with 5.5mm/US9

Wheatsheaf Cowl Recommended Yarns

I made samples using the following yarns:

Rowan Yarn Company Cashsoft Aran

Rowan Cashsoft DK

Stylecraft Special DK

My Test Knitters used

Zeeman Royal

Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK

I found the Aran weight yarn washed really well and still looks as good as the day it was knitted.   The matching hat has worn equally well and is machine washable on a delicate setting.

I think you would need to use a cable needle for any of the Wheatsheaf patterns, the earlier cables in the pattern can be done without, but the central crossover cable does need a cable needle, or spare dpn.

I’ve been asked by a couple of knitters if the cowl could be worked in chunky or bulky weight yarn.  The simple answer is yes.  However, you’d need to go up a needle size to perhaps a 6mm needle to get enough drape to the piece and obviously both the height and circumference of the cowl would change.

I haven’t tried this myself so I can’t help you on yardage/meters required to complete the cowl.

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Wheatsheaf Aran Socks

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Wheatsheaf Aran Socks

Wheatsheaf Aran Socks

Wheatsheaf Aran Socks Pattern

We recently released our Wheatsheaf Aran Socks Pattern, for sale on Ravelry.    I used some wonderful Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted which was a gift from the lovely Joan Dyer.     The socks use different needle sizes to achieve three sizes from Ladies Small/Child up to a Mens size with options for slim, regular and slouchy fit.

Knitted in aran weight yarn, the Wheatsheaf Aran Socks are a quick knit, easily made over a few evenings of knitting.  Ideal for Christmas knitting or gift knits.

A great stash buster, the Wheatsheaf Aran Socks are a quick knit.   Easily finished in a few evenings by the fire and are toasty warm.     Great for gifting and a chance to use up a bit of stash, you’ll need between 200-260 yards (depending on size and if you make the longer, folded cuff.

wheatsheaf aran socks

wheatsheaf aran socks with folded cuff

 

Wheatsheaf Aran Socks in Lamb's Pride Worsted

Wheatsheaf Aran Socks in Lamb’s Pride Worsted

wheatsheaf aran socks

The Wheatsheaf Aran Socks have been designed to match the Wheatsheaf Cowl, Wheatsheaf Hat, Wheatsheaf Boot Cuffs and Wheatsheaf mittens.

The socks can be knitted at a tighter or looser gauge/tension and feature ribbing on the cuff, back of the leg, heel flap and sole to ensure a nice fit for many foot sizes. The socks are made for lounging, wearing around the house instead of slippers and relaxing. They’re an attractive sock for lazy days and nights by the fire.

Sizes:
Small US 4-6.5/UK 3-5.5
Medium US 7-9/UK 6-8
Large US 9.5-11/UK 8.5-11

Options for
slim fit: 4mm/US6 for all sock
regular: 4mm cuff, 4.5mm for sock
slouchy 4.5mm cuff, 5mm for sock.

I made samples of the small size using 5mm needles for the body of the sock in Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted, they would easily fit a slimmer foot or a wider foot due to the nature of the yarn and how springy it is.
I made the large size using Stylecraft Heritage Aran (Acylic/wool blend) and 5mm needles. They fit a wider food very well and spring back to shape after a wash.
I made the small size using 4mm needles for the whole sock, this had good hard wearing fabric and was a lovely neat fit.

Sizing and Fit of the Wheatsheaf Aran Socks

If you want a slouchy sock, use larger needles and for a slimmer fitting more hard wearing sock, use smaller needles.
Size small using 4mm needles and acrylic blend yarn would easily stretch to fit a 9 inch foot circumference.
Size small using Lamb’s Pride and 5mm needles would easily stretch to a 10 or 11 inch foot circumference, but be less hard wearing.

If you need to make a longer foot, the charts are set up so you can repeat a section or part of chart as often as you need to get the desired length. I’ve also included which chart row I ended on for each of my samples so you have an idea of how it worked for me.

There are four options for your heel pattern. I’ve used a slip stitch heel and a ribbed heel for the samples, both worked well and gave a good fit.

I’m knitting another pair for Christmas this year, using some Rowan Calmer I had in stash.  It’s so soft and will make such a comfy pair of socks.   I’m tempted to make them in my size and keep them 🙂

 

 

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Our Modular Cardigan Knitting Pattern Collection

Our Modular Cardigan Knitting Pattern Collection

Introducing our Modular Cardigan Knittern Pattern Collection

Our Modular Cardigan Collection is available on Ravelry.com for a discounted price, compared to buying individual patterns.

Our original design was the Amazing Modular Baby Cardigan

This pattern was the result of accidental messing around with some Lion Brand Amazing yarn.  I loved seeing how it knitted up in modular squares.  I ended up designing the Amazing Modular Baby Cardigan which is super cute and so popular 7 years later.

Amazing Modular Baby Cardigan Pattern

Amazing Modular Baby Cardigan Pattern

Next on the list and by request was the Adult Modular Cardigan

This time I knitted the cardigan with some Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (a heavy worsted/aran weight) yarn.  It’s a boxy Chanel style jacket and sized from 32-64 inch bust.  You can buy the Adult Modular Cardigan pattern here.

Adult Modular Cardigan Pattern

Adult Modular Cardigan Pattern

Next is the Sockyarn Modular Baby Jacket

The Sockyarn Modular Baby Jacket was designed to a skein or just over for the largest size, of sock yarn.  It means you can use up those odd skeins of superwash sock.  Also, a busy Mum can have a machine washable version of the cardigan.

 Sockyarn Modular Baby Jacket


Sockyarn Modular Baby Jacket

Modular Kids Cardigan sized for birth to 12 years approx

The sample for the Modular Kids Cardigan, is knitted with James Brett Marble Chunky and is a very quick knit.  It’s always a big hit at show.  Every loves this Autumnal colourway.  You could use any chunky yarn.  But I do love the Brett Marble Chunky and it’s easy to wash for busy parents.

Kids Modular Cardigan Pattern

Kids Modular Cardigan Pattern

Aline Modular Cardigan

This green sample knitted and worn by the gorgeous Mirella is our Aline Modular Cardigan, sizes from 32-64 inch bust.  The lower body has a gentle Aline shape to flatter your figure.  Knitted with Aran/Heavy Worsted Weight yarn, it’s a quick and fun knit with no seaming.

Adult Modular Cardigan Pattern

Adult Modular Cardigan Pattern

Why Knit a Modular Cardigan?

Well, I didn’t enjoy seaming in those days.   Isn’t it amazing how creative the brain can be when it wants to get away from doing something it doesn’t like?   Since then, I’ve learned to love seaming.  It does add structure to some garments.  The modular joining method used in these patterns gives as structure and strength to the garment but without the need for seaming.

If you are new to modular knitting, you can join pieces later and knit them in separate pieces.   But, I promise it’s worth learning.  Just trust the pattern and follow the instructions.  I’m here to help if you need me.

All pieces are join as you go, knitted on from one another, sometimes in another direction.  You won’t get bored, that’s for sure!

You can learn how to make squares on the bias for a lovely draping fabric, how to strategically place decreases to make a half square and show the seams as a decorative element.   There’s lots to learn but I promise that an adventurous beginner will be able to do it!

Do I need to add the icord edgings to my finished garment?

In short, yes you do.  The iCord edgings are there for a reason.  For the baby modular cardigan, they help to size the garment and bring in the neckline and shoulders to fit the child.  If you don’t add the icord edging to the cardigan you’ll end up with a floppy, oversized garment for your child.

For the Kids and Adults sizes, it’s not essential, but it does provide a professional finish to your garment.  by this time, you’ll have spent money on a pattern, some lovely yarn and your precious time.   I’d have thought an extra few hours to take your cardigan from That’s Nice to WOW was absolutely worth it?

It’s a little bit of icord to knit.  Take a deep breath, sit in a comfy chair, grab a cuppa and binge watch your favourite series on Netflix.

 

 

 

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