Western Rose by Thea Colman

Western Rose

September 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, based on final blocked fabric.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1800 yards (823 - 1646 m)
34.5(38.25,40.43.75,47.25)(51,54.5,58.25,61.75)”/87.75 (97.25,101.5,111,120)(129.5,138.5,148,156.75)cm. Circumference of sweater around bust, based on final blocked fabric.
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Western Rose is my first real foray into the world of mosaic knitting and I am hooked!

A deep panel of flowers in beautiful shifting color really stands out against the sophisticated navy blue heather of the stockinette body on this one. Some ridge detail at hem and cuffs adds a tiny bit of texture - and a raglan yoke, paired with a shallow folded collar gives it an updated and easy-to- wear shape.

A stockinette body means I have included lots of options for modifying the sweater to fit your body and your wardrobe, so the pattern has instructions for alternate necklines (see the test knits!), as well as how to alter width or length as needed. And I cannot WAIT to see your color combos!

Western Rose is knit from the bottom up. Sleeves are joined at yoke and then both raglan shaping and short rows are added before working the final collar.

It’s actually a very simple knit, and seemed to fly off the needles once I cast on. I think it took longer for me to decide on what Spincycle colorway to pair with which NightShades option!

I hope you guys have fun with this one, and if you want to share your color combos on IG, don’t forget to use the hashtag #babycocktails so I can see them!!

87.75 (97.25,101.5,111,120)(129.5,138.5,148,156.75)cm.

Sizes are based on circumference of sweater around bust, in final blocked fabric. Sample is shown worn with 5”/12.75cm of positive ease, based on my bust, and a hip length.

Yardage by Size

Background Color Harrisville Designs Nightshades (100% American Cormo & Wool), 250 yds/229m per 3.5oz/100g skein). Shown in Last Call.


Accent Color Spincycle Yarns Dream State (100% American wool, 150 yds/137m per 4oz/113g skein). Shown in Deep Bump.


Note that yardage estimates may vary with modifications and with some substitute yarns.

When swatching, note that stitch gauge is more important than row gauge, as the depth of your body and yoke and the length of your sleeves can easily be modified.