Water Avenue Cowl

In Cowls, Fingering weight yarn, One skein projects, Patterns, Shop sample available by Shannon

Portland is a city of hills and water. It rains far more than seems possible some days, but that means we are surrounded by lush vegetation, so that’s ok by me. Water Avenue runs along the Willamette River, and driving along it on a lazy weekend afternoon reminds you just how much you don’t mind the rains of Portland, as you drink in the beauty of the river and Waterfront Park. This cowl is an homage to the uneven topography and very damp climate of my lush and lovely home.


  • Finished Measurements: 6″ wide, 30 (53.5)” long.
  • Yarn: approximately 400 yards total fingering-weight yarn. I used Blue Moon Fiber Arts Yaksi Fingering, Shoqua (blue) and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight Mad as a March Hare (multi-colored version).
  • Needles: US4/3.5mm needle for flat knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 28 sts & 31 rows = 4″ (10cm) over River Pattern, measured after blocking.