Lazy River Cowl by Christina Garza-Brown

Lazy River Cowl

June 2021
both are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
2 repeats = 4 inches
in Mosaic Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 - 371 yards (302 - 339 m)
One Size; 25.5" circumference X 12" height
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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 take you where you need to be.

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 beginners and above.

The Lazy River Cowl is worked bottom-up in the round, and uses just one color per row. Written instructions along with a mosaic knitting chart are included.


  • Wayback Yarns Capital Sock SW - Dove’s Cry (75/25 Superwash Merino/ Nylon), 463 yds/100g.
  • Malabrigo Yarn Sock - Aniversario (100% Superwash Merino), 440 yds/100g.


  • Light Color, Dove’s Cry - Approx. 180-195 yds.
  • Dark Color, Aniversario - Approx. 150-176 yds.


  • Size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) - 20” circular knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers for beginning of round and mosaic pattern repeats (12-22 markers as needed).
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.


  • 2.2 repeats in mosaic pattern = 4” (10 cm) in mosaic pattern, washed and blocked.

* 25.5 inches (65 cm) circumference X 12 inches (30 cm) tall.

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