Lazy River Cowl by Christina Garza-Brown

Lazy River Cowl

June 2021
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 - 371 yards (302 - 339 m)
One Size; 22”(56 cm) X 11.5” (29 cm)
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LAZY RIVER COWL is all about floating down the river of life and making the best of things. Sometimes life moves in small steps, but you always end up where you need to be. Trust the slow river to get you there.

The Lazy River Cowl is a simple mosaic knit cowl that looks complicated but is really easy to knit. Using two high contrast colors in fingering weight yarn, the variegated yarn really emphasizes the motion of this mosaic stitch pattern.

The mosaic pattern is easy to memorize and creates a soothing rhythm as you knit. Never boring, the pattern will keep you engaged and is suitable for advanced beginner knitters and above.

The Lazy River Cowl is worked bottom-up in the round, and uses just one color per row. To get the most movement out of the mosaic pattern, I recommend using a highly variegated yarn paired with a solid or semi-solid color.

Written instructions and mosaic knitting chart are included.

This pattern has been Tech Edited.

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22”(56 cm) X 11.5” (29 cm)


  • Wayback Yarns Capital Sock SW (75% Merino Superwash, 25% Nylon), Fingering Weight, 463 yds / 100 g in Dove’s Cry (L = light color)
  • Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% Superwash Merino) 440 yds / 100 g in Aniversario (D = dark color). One skein of each.


  • Dove’s Cry (L) - Approx. 180-195 yds (165-178 m)
  • Aniversario (D) - Approx. 150-176 yds (137-161 m)

* Size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) - 20” circular knitting needles, or size needed to meet gauge.

The Lazy River Cowl is knit seamlessly in the round in one piece.


  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
  • Stitch marker(s) for beginning of round (and mosaic pattern repeats - optional).

* 32 sts X 40 rnds in mosaic pattern = 4” (10 cm) in mosaic pattern, washed and blocked.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
This pattern requires you to knit in the round, purl, slip stitches, carry yarn, and change colors on each row.


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