Crossed Furrows Cowl knitting patternbuy on Ravelry

The Crossed Furrows Cowl was inspired by a photograph my father took of an emerging wheat field. It achieves a knitted plaid with a few easy tricks and is a fantastic way for a beginner to work with colour. Worked side-to-side and closed with three buttons, this cowl has a thick, deep fabric that won’t curl and is easier to make than it looks!

Choose a light, medium, and dark colour. You will use only one colour per row and let slipped stitches do the work for you.

Instructions are both written and charted.

See the matching hat designed to use up the leftovers from the cowl.

crossed furrows cowl detail, plaid look

Skills Used

•knit and purl
•casting on
•binding off
•slipping sts purlwise

There is a link in the pattern to a YouTube video for the one-row buttonhole.

prairie wheat field glows green against rich black soil

Materials List:
•Fyberspates Scrumptious Aran: 130 yards of Moss, 70 yards of Slate, and 30 yards of Silver
•3 buttons 2cm (3/4″)
•yarn needle
•thread or fingering weight yarn for attaching buttons.

Thanks to the DesignAlong contest for A Playful Day Podcast, Fyberspates Yarns, and Kate Atherley for the impetus to write this pattern up, and for everyone who voted and chose it as a winner!