A delightful addition to the Creel Stitch family, the Wheat Shock Cowl invites you to dance to the rhythm of the stitches: a little to the right and a little to the left, swaying with the wind in the wheat field! This toasty, gender-neutral cowl knits up quickly in worsted weight yarn, with vibrant texture that reminds me of stacks of golden wheat stalks. Choose colors with a strong contrast for the most graphic visual effect. Feeling a little “extra”? Try Wheat Shock with a gradient or self-striping yarn and you might just find yourself doing your very own tango in the wheat field.
(New to Creel Stitch? You can learn more about the origin of this exciting new technique here.)
Worsted weight | Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted | 100% fine merino wool, superwash | 95 yards / 86 meters in 50g
MC – Saffron: (2 balls) 190 yards/172 meters
CC – Vanilla: (2 balls) 190 yards/172 meters
US Size 7/4.5mm or US Size 8/5mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle – begin with the US Size 7/4.5mm but if your gauge is too tight, consider going up to the next larger size.
18 st in 4 inches, worked in pattern in the round
Row gauge is not essential
Note: When swatching for gauge, cast on a multiple of 6 stitches and work in the round to create your swatch. Gauge is less essential for a cowl, which makes it a great project for Creel Stitch beginners. (This is also a great project for learning to control your tension when working in a Creel Stitch pattern.)
Finished Measurement (Approximate)
26 in/65 cm circumference
13 in/32.5 cm top to bottom