Wheatsheaf Cowl Pattern, knit using Aran or DK yarn, pdf format
The Wheatsheaf Cowl pattern is a pdf pattern to knit a cowl to match our Wheatsheaf Hat and can be made with either DK or Aran (Worsted) weight yarn.
The cable pattern reminds me of a wheatsheaf, hence the name, but my friend 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.
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
This would be fabulously warm knitted in Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Aran yarn.
Cowls are a great way to learn a new stitch pattern, play around with drape by using a larger needle than suggested and also to experiment with colour.