Wild Rose Cowl by Tracie Millar

Wild Rose Cowl

March 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
stockinette stitch in colour work pattern using larger needle (after blocking)
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
on size 56 cm/22" circumference, 33 cm/13" height
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I absolutely love colourwork knitting! Changing yarn colours and knitting beautiful motifs is like painting with wool. I live in Alberta, Canada and double layered colourwork items are the very best to keep warm during our long winters. This motif reminds me so much of the beautiful Wild Rose, our provincial flower. I hope you love knitting and wearing this cheerful cowl.

Wild Rose Cowl highlights:

  • the yarn used in this pattern, Moondrake Co. Corriedale Fingering was so perfect for colourwork. It is non superwash as well as very soft. After blocking it bloomed a little bit and created a gorgeous fabric.
  • I used 55g MC Slate & 35 g CC dusty pink for my cowl.
  • knit in one piece in the round on a 40 cm/16” needle
  • a classic design including beautiful twisted rib borders, and a bold graphic motif
  • this cowl is easy to modify to be smaller or larger. Just add or subtract a complete pattern repeat. Keep in mind that this will change the yarn requirement for your cowl.
  • this pattern includes TWO charts depicting either a dark motif on a light background as well as a light motif on a dark background
  • there are video links to YouTube tutorials for both Long Tail cast on, and stranded colourwork knitting
  • this pattern was both professionally tech edited, and test knit by generous and wonderful knitters. Thank you all! xo


There are now Sport and Aran weight patterns included! All 3 are versions are together in this download.

Multiple gauges are listed in the pattern:

Fingering - Moondrake Corriedale Fingering
28 sts + 32 rows = 10cm/4”

Sport - MYak Tibetan Cloud+ Spincycle DITW
25 sts + 28 rows = 10cm/4”

Aran - Drops AIR
19 sts + 24 rows = 10cm/4”