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About the Pattern
I grew up in farm country, and I always enjoyed watching the fields as we drove by. I was mesmerized by the patterns made in the rows of the different crops. The Field Shawl is inspired by those patterns and is an ode to the role agriculture has played in my life throughout the years.
This triangular shawl is worked tip to tip — by casting on just a few stitches at one corner, increasing to the midpoint, and then decreasing to the opposite corner. The construction allows you to get the most out of your yarn and makes sizing adjustments easier.
The simple shaping and straightforward stitch patterns make this shawl a great design to learn brioche and linen stitch basics. Tassels can be attached for an additional flourish.
The combination of two-color linen stitch and two-color brioche plant the seeds for some fun color combinations. Pick one main color and two contrasting colors (as I did), add in a fourth color to give the two stitch sections different looks, or keep it simple with just two colors throughout. Your choice will make the shawl as unique as the fields that gave the design its name.
You will need approximately 2,185 yds (2,000 m) / 500 g of a fingering weight yarn.
The sample was knit with:
Midknit Cravings, Lush 4 ply fingering 100% Superwash Merino, 437 yds (400 m) / 100 g
Color 1: Amethyst Brooch (brioche and linen stitch, 2 skeins)
Color 2: Antique Pearl (linen stitch, 1 skein)
Color 3: Alstroemeria (brioche stitch, 2 skeins)
US 4 (3.5 mm) for brioche stitch
US 5 (3.75 mm) for linen stitch
I recommend using interchangeable needles with a cord at least 32 in (81 cm) long. This will make the brioche st section easier.
Linen Stitch: 30 sts x 58 rows = 4 in (10 cm)
Brioche Stitch: 27 sts x 22 rows = 4 in (10 cm)
The pattern is written for one size with notes about easy adjustments.
Darning needle for weaving in ends
Scale for weighing yarn
Two-color linen stitch
Two-color brioche stitch
Two-Color Brioche St
Two-Color Linen St
How to Make a Tassel
All of my patterns are professionally tech edited and test knit in order to give you the best knitting experience possible. If you feel like there is a mistake in the pattern or you have questions feel free to contact me.