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Lazy River

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lazy River
Lazy River
Lazy River

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, k1 tbl, twisted rib, twisted k2tog, twisted ssk, YO.

Pattern Description:

Like the branching of a lazy river, the stitches of this cowl split and merge, flowing from one edge to the other. Cowl is fully reversible, though the twisted stitches only show on one side. Because the entire cowl is ribbed, it is so stretchy that if one or two repeats are added to the circumference, it could also be worn as a capelet.

Cowl is worked in the round. Large needles and two strands of fingering weight yarn held together make this project a quick knit.

Coordinates with Stream fingerless mitts pattern.

Model: Claudia Hand Painted Yarns fingering weight in Indian Turquoise in medium size; 175 yards in 50g; 100% merino.

Stitch instructions: Charted and written.


22.5 sts and 21.5 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern at bottom (cast on edge).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size: (height x circumference top/circumference bottom) 12 x 28/25.5 inches, relaxed; 30 x 71/65 cm, relaxed.


  • Yarn: Fingering weight, held double; 650 yards.
  • Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needles, or size needed for gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: 1 stitch marker required, more are optional.

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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of ...

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