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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Wheatsheaf Mitten Pattern 4 Sizes

Wheatsheaf Mitten Pattern 4 Sizes

Wheatsheaf Mitten Pattern in 4 Sizes

We recently released our Wheatsheaf Mitten 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 Wheatsheaf mittens use different needle sizes to achieve four sizes from Ladies Small/Child up to a Mens size.

The stash buster Wheatsheaf Mitten pattern makes for a quick knit, 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 160-300 yards (depending on size and if you make the longer, folded cuff.

Wheatsheaf Mitten Pattern, by Loraine Birchall for Woolly Madly Deeply

Wheatsheaf mitten pattern, mittens are shown on a crochet blanket, the pattern for that is the Garden Route Blanket by Emma Varden. I miss this for my son’s girlfriend and it worked well with the Wheatsheaf mittens for the photo.

The Wheatsheaf Mitten pattern is designed to match the Wheatsheaf CowlWheatsheaf Hat and Wheatsheaf Boot Cuffs/Toppers. I love cables and wanted something that was both fun and quick to knit. This cable pattern reminded me of a Wheatsheaf at harvest time, though some say it reminds them of warm Winter Kisses?   They’re perfect as a portable project and for Christmas knitting.

About the Wheatsheaf Mitten Pattern

The Wheatsheaf mittens cuff is ribbed (K1, P1) and can be made longer for a double thick folded cuff which will be snuggly warm around the wrists on cold days.   They don’t use much yarn so they’re a fabulous stash buster project, I used between 166 and 300 yds, depending on the size made.

There are both charts and full written instructions for the cables. Sizing is achieved by using smaller or larger needles. For example, it is possible to make a Large size mitten using 5mm or 5.5mm to achieve an XL.

The only adjustment you’ll need to make is the length of the thumb to suit the recipient which could be longer or shorter. I made a medium for myself and shortened the thumb length for my shorter hands.

The Wheatsheaf mittens are worked in the round using either circular needles (magic loop) or double pointed needles (dpns) and are worked bottom up from cuff to finger tips.

Wheatsheaf Mitten Pattern

I’ve made another pair of the Wheatsheaf mittens using some Rowan Yarn Company Cashsoft Aran, in the same pink colour I used for the Wheatsheaf Hat and Cowl, they’re super warm and so soft to wear.

Gift Knitting Ideas

My Mum has asked for a pair of Wheatsheaf Mittens with a flip top, so that’ll probably be one of my Winter projects for this year.    She fancies either an Olive Green or Mustard colour.   She has a really cute cowl in the Olive Green and this would go nicely with it.   If she’s lucky she might get them in time for Christmas.

I knitted some mittens for my Dad a few years ago, a traditional Scandinavian style pattern and lined with alpaca yarn.   They’re toasty warm and he loves them, however, I think he’d have preferred gloves.  I would knit him some but he has hands as big as shovels and in the time it took me to knit these, I could have knitted two sweaters for myself.   Yep, I’m a self-confessed selfish knitter.

Christmas mittens with alpaca lining

Christmas mittens with alpaca lining

Christmas Mittens - stranded Northman Mittens

Christmas Mittens – stranded Northman Mittens

Have you got any Gift Knits planned for this year? 

I’m working on a new cowl design at the moment.  If you’d like to see it, check out the blog for info as I’ll be showing you sneak peak first week of November 2019.

I’m knitting the new cowl with some fabulous Lanas Stop Dulce Cashmere, which is a merino, silk, cashmere blend, in a muted Forest Green.  I’m loving how it’s knitting up so far.  It’ll be a loop or infinity style cowl with a little bit of lace and a little bit of simple knitting.  I’m so excited to show it to you.

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