wild rose cowl by alfa knits

wild rose cowl

March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stitch pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
547 - 1094 yards (500 - 1000 m)
S and L (see notes)
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Wild roses is an e-book of four patterns: a cardigan, a cowl, a hat and fingerless mitts with stranded colorwork featuring delicate branches and flowers.

Included are some tips on colorwork and fair isle and a tutorial on how to graft using the kitchener stitch in a separate pdf: Wild rose tips.

Wild rose cowl is double layered for extra warmth with two different stranded patterns. It is worked bottom up starting with a provisional cast on that will be unraveled in the end to graft both layers together. It comes in two sizes: small and large. The sample is the small size with a diameter of 61 cm / 24”. The large size is a long loop of double the length (122 cm / 48”). It can be worn as is or you can double it around your neck for extra coziness and warmth.
It is perfect to work up some little rests. I used three different green tints for the flowers blending them together to get a smooth transition. The colorwork is charted only.

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

Small and Large
Finished measurement circumference: 61 cm /24”, 122 cm / 48”

What you’ll need
fingering weight
Small size: ± 500 to 540 m / 550 to 590 yards
(half of each color)
Large size: ± 1000 to 1100 m / 1100 to 1200 yards
(half of each color)

two 3 mm (US 2½) circular needles
1 marker
crochet hook
tapestry needle

32 sts and 36 rows in stranded pattern = 10 x 10 cm / 4” x 4”