Rushing River Cowl by Paula King

Rushing River Cowl

January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Rushing River Lace
US 3 - 3.25 mm
550 - 650 yards (503 - 594 m)
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This pattern is available for free.


Rushing River Cowl is inspired by the beautiful colors and rippled texture of water as it travels down and around rocks and becomes white water churning over rapids. The lace and texture features are reminiscent of rushing water and the foam created by its passage in and among boulders.


Finished size after blocking: 11.5” 29.5 cm x 41” 104 cm circumference


Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 437 yards 399.6 meters/100 grams); 9907 Seattle Blues (MC) 1 skein
Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 437 yards 399.6 meters/100 grams);
5603 Navy (CC1) 1 skein, 5682 White (CC2) 1 skein

Yardage used:

MC= 273.5 yds/250 m
CC1= 120 yds/110 m
CC2= 175 yds/160 m


Size US 3 (3.25 mm): 24” circular


Tapestry needle, stitch marker to mark round, additional stitch markers to mark pattern repeats(optional)


24 sts and 40 rnds = 4” 10 cm in Rushing River Lace after wet blocking
24 sts and 38 rnds = 4” 10 cm in White Water Texture after wet blocking
24 sts and 40 rnds = 4” 10 cm in White Water Lace after wet blocking

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round from the bottom up.
This pattern uses an I-cord bind off.
If you wish to increase or decrease the width, you can increase/decrease by 12 stitch repeats. All three pattern stitches are based on a 12 stitch repeat.
Use stitch markers to indicate repeats, if needed, to help keep track of the stitch patterns.

Thank you to my wonderful test knitters: Gelbregen , knitziwhitzi , lefti, MeliYarnCraze and SleepyMamaDragon for all their hard work and beautiful renditions of my Rushing River Cowl.