ABOUT THE PATTERN The Prairie Rose Cowl features basic decreases and yarn overs to evoke the gentle sweep and shape of wild roses on the tallgrass prairies in Middle America. The Prairie Rose Cowl is long for a draped-scarf feel. Perfect for when you want to show off beautiful knits as the temperature rises. The Prairie Rose Cowl is a quick and easy knit.
I’m super pleased to collaborate with Elevate Fibers on this project in their new prairie-inspired colorway. Elevate Fibers donates a portion of all revenue to help support our National Parks and Forests. Tallgrass prairies used to cover almost 170 million acres in North America but today only about 4% of the prairies are left and a good chunk of that can be found in the Flint Hills of Kansas at the Konza Prairie Biological Station and the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One Size: about 34” around by 8” tall [86.25 cm by 20.25 cm]
MATERIALS Yarn: 300 yards [275 m] Fingering weight Sample cowl knit in Elevate Fibers Silky Merino in the color Golden Prairie and used about 75 g or 300 yards. Needles: Size US 2 [3.00 mm]: 24” [60 cm] circular needle (or size needed to get gauge), Size US 1 [2.50 mm]: 24” [60 cm] circular needle for ribbing Notions: stitch marker, tapestry needle
GAUGE 28 sts and 32 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Pattern after blocking
- Simple lace cowl
- CM and inches
- US Letter
Materials you need at home:
- 300 yards [275 m] Fingering weight
- Size US 2 [3.00 mm]: 24” [60 cm] circular needle
- Size US 1 [2.50 mm]: 24” [60 cm] circular needle
- stitch marker
- tapestry needle
Designs by Tamara Moots
Hi! I’m Tamara. I’m a knitwear designer. I’m also a mom, hiker, traveler, volunteer, reader, board game player and a national parks lover. And my hair changes color fairly often. I have more than 80 patterns available through Ravelry, LoveKnitting, Knit Picks, WEBS, Love of Knitting magazine, Knit Now magazine, Interweave Gifts magazine and others.
When I’m not designing or knitting, I raise two boys. We travel whenever we can manage it.