Arise Cowl

Inspired by a picture of painted ladders resting along a weathered fence, the Arise Cowl is a two-color cowl with a fun slip stitch texture section. Using DK weight yarn, it is knit in the round, from the bottom up with two colors and a combination of knit, purl, and slip stitches. Decreasing some stitches along the way gives the cowl a loose and drapey fit along the collarbone and a comfortable but closer fit along the jawline to help keep out the winter chill.

Finished Size and Measurements

Size: One Size

Height: 12 in (30 cm)

Circumference: 25 in (64 cm) 


22 sts x 30 rnds = 4 inches, stockinette stitch knit in the round and blocked


US 6/ 4 mm 16 and 24 inch circular needles or size needed to get gauge


Fyberspates Vivacious DK, 251yds (230 m) /115g

Berroco Ultra Wool DK, 292yds (267 m) /100g 

– black and plum cowl yarn breakdown: Fyberspates Vivacious DK color Plum Imps 130yds (120 m) /60g, Berroco Ultra Wool DK color 8334 (Cast Iron) 133yds (123 m) /46g

 – white and pastel purple cowl yarn breakdown: Fyberspates Vivacious DK color Heavenly 130yds (120 m) /60g, Berroco Ultra Wool DK color 8300 (Snow) 133yds (123 m)  /46g 

Designer Notes and Tips

    Color A is the color that is at the bottom of the cowl. Color B is the color that will be up by your face. If you are not using the suggested yarns, please make sure that you have at least 140 yds (128 m) of DK weight yarn in both color A and B. 

     If you want to knit the cowl longer you can easily do that by adding more repeats of the Slip Stitch Stripe section. However, I designed a hat pattern that coordinates with this cowl. When you knit the Arise Cowl to pattern specifications using a full skein of each of the suggested yarns, you will have enough yarn to knit the Arise Hat. 

    The slip stitch textured portion of the Slip Stitch Stripe Section consists of 49 sts. It is easy to memorize and fun to knit. Using stitch markers in that section is not necessary, so I did not include them in the pattern. However, you may want to use two stitch markers at the beginning and end of the 49 sts that make up the slip stitch textured portion to help you keep track of your sts and notice a mistake more easily. There is an *optional rnd 6* to set-up these additional stitch markers in the Decreasing Stockinette Section if you should want to use them.

Erica Saint is a busy wife, homeschooling mom, and grandmother. She enjoys many crafts, but her favorite pastime is knitting. Erica and her daughter-in-law, Daphne, are the makers of Rose Opal Knits. You can also find them on Instagram @roseopalknits and their Rose Opal Knits YouTube channel.

This pattern is for personal use only. Do not distribute for free or for profit. Do not sell items made from this pattern. Please contact Erica at with any questions or comments.

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