I used Cascade BFL (100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool) and a US#8 (5.0 mm) needle.
I did the decrease at the end differently than the first 2 repeats. I wanted you to see both.
Aran Wheat Ears, written directions
Row 1 (RS): (K3, p7, k2), k1. (13 sts)
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: (K1, yo, k2, p2, k3tog, p2, k2, yo), k1.
Row 5: (K2, yo, k2, p1, k3tog, p1, k2, yo, k1), k1.
Row 7: (K3, yo, k2, k3tog, k2, yo, k2), k1.
In the final repeat of the decrease in Rows 3 and 5, I worked a p3tog instead of a k3tog. Not only do I find it easier to work, but I like the look better too.
Aran Wheat Ears, charted
Remember, in the final repeat of the decrease in Rows 3 and 5, I worked a p3tog instead of a k3tog.
Needs to be Blocked
I think this stitch pattern can benefit from a good blocking. I’ll post about that next week on the blog. Sign up to receive an email when I post it.
About the Reviewer: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches.
She’s also on a mission to get everyone to embrace the blocking. And, to avoid using garter stitch edges in swatches.
And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).