Furrow to the Plough

September 15, 2012


The cowl for me is finished and I am very satisfied.  The name came to me whilst admiring the lovely textured furrows and ridges made by the knits and purls. It looked like a fresh ploughed field ready for sowing.


The furrow reference is from one of my favourite Firefly episodes, Our Mrs. Reynolds where Mal finds himself accidently married to one very compelling Saffron (Christina Hendricks). At her beguiling best Saffron tells Mal,

I do know my Bible, sir…On the night of their betrothal, the wife shall open to the man as the furrow to the plow, and he shall work in her, in and again, till she bring him to his fall, and rest him then upon the sweat of her breast.

Blindsided, Mal almost loses the ship to her wrecker gang…almost.

If you want to make one of these too.  Here is my recipe:

Yarn: Any sportsweight, mine had a little alpaca in it I think, which drapes well.

Needles: I used 3.75mm x 80 cm circulars.

Gauge: not really important for this.

The stitch pattern is P3, K5 (8 stitch repeat). To get this going seamlessly without any jogging the recipe is [ no. of repeats by 8 sts] minus 1 for the cast on.

I cast on 231 sts (29 repeats x 8sts -1) and joined for the round adding a marker to show the beginning of the round.

[P3, K5]* repeat * till work measures 17cm from CO.

BO pearlwise.