Project – Flames in the Furrow

Pattern: Furrow to the Plough
Designer: Rebecca Marsh

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Fino
Shade: 6362

Ravelry: Flames in the Furrow

I found this yarn when on a day trip to Ely with some of my lovely knitting friends. We had planned into the day a visit to Yarn on the Square which was a very cosy and welcoming place. I wasn’t in need of anything in particular so I browsed vaguely. As soon as I reached the Manos del Uruguay stand I was immediately taken by this skein of yarn, the colour was so amazing! I must have picked it up and put it down again about half a dozen times before I decided that clearly I needed it!

Yarn selfie!

Straight away I knew it needed to be a scarf so I scoured the Ravelry pattern search for something suitable. Very quickly I found the pattern for Furrow to the Plough and really liked it. When I read that the inspiration for the pattern and its name came from Firefly, I knew it was the one! The colour of the yarn makes me think of a big cosy fire which is why my version is named Flames in the Furrow.

Flames in the Furrow - double wrap

The yarn was a delight to knit with, really easy to work. The only downside was that the dye wasn’t well fixed and I did come away with orange hands when I knitted, but it washed right off so wasn’t a problem. Even better was that after one gentle wash prior to blocking, all the loose dye came out and I’ve had no dye transfer at all when wearing it. Good thing too, as I wear it all the time!

Flames in the Furrow - detail

I really can’t recommend this yarn enough, nor the pattern. It’s a very simple pattern repeat, just knit as if to do P3 K5 rib but because you cast on one less stitch than would be required for a rib repeat, you end up instead with a diagonal shift that creates the wonderful furrow effect. It’s also the perfect length for me – it can either be worn singly to give a big colour effect or wrapped double for a snuggly neck.



  • Rebecca

    18 January 2016 at 12:26 Reply

    Wow! This yarn is a brilliant choice for your Flames in the Furrow. Thanks for the kind words and link… it was such a thrill to see the pingback pop up and to follow it back to your lovely blog. I’ve just been reading about Manos and they seem a really sound yarn co-operative. What a great looking cowl to keep you warm in the ‘verse.

    • Sarah

      18 January 2016 at 16:47 Reply

      Hi Rebecca! It was my pleasure, thank you for providing the lovely pattern. I really couldn’t be more pleased with the result, it was like a project that I never realised I needed but which magically came together when I had the right yarn and the right design.

  • Amanda

    18 January 2016 at 14:04 Reply


    • Sarah

      18 January 2016 at 16:48 Reply

      Thank you! 😀 It’s just the most perfect thing, I’m glad I caved and bought the yarn even though I kept telling myself I didn’t need it. Sometimes your inner yarn devil is right!

  • Knit and Purl Garden

    18 January 2016 at 23:46 Reply

    Looks gorgeous Sarah! and the pattern sounds interesting. I’m seeing so many things that I’m tempted to knit at the moment! Did you use just one skein? X

    • Sarah

      19 January 2016 at 13:14 Reply

      Thank you, I’m so happy with it 🙂 Yes just 1 skein as I recall, I think it was 50g which doesn’t sound like much but fingering weight does go a long way so hopefully I’m remembering correctly!

  • Kristen

    19 January 2016 at 08:44 Reply

    Gorgeous, and a perfect color for you! Nice to know about the pattern. I’ll check it out now. xo

    • Sarah

      19 January 2016 at 13:15 Reply

      That colour is so amazing, I love it 😀

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