Cowl Knitting Patterns
Free Knitting Patterns
Rippling Fans Cowl
Lace cowl designed for multi-colored yarn but also works with solid colors. Uses just one skein of the recommended yarn (440 yards). Fingering weight yarn. One of the free patterns in the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Cowl Patterns. Designed by Gladys We.
Roulette Chic Cowl
This long colorful cowl features a diamond stitch pattern. The cowl is 50″ long and pictured wrapped around the neck but you could also wear it unwrapped as an infinity scarf, I think. Designed by Marly Bird for Red Heart.
Easy Charming Cowl
This easy lace cowl is knit with a 2-row repeat seed stitch followed by a 1-row repeat lace stitch. Designed by Mareva Lynde for Red Heart.
Calm Seas Cowl
Designed by Julie Witt in garter stitch, stockinette and eyelets to represent calm water. It mixes solid and variegated yarn for a calming color scheme.
Cable and Garter Cowl
Designed by Louise FitzBirch Crafts, this cowl is simple to knit but makes a unique statement. The pattern is designed for super bulky yarn (or 3 strands of worsted together). Scroll down the blog post to get to the cowl pattern at the bottom of the post.
Chunky cowl designed by Shelli Westcott inspired by a favorite time traveling heroine. Uses 3 strands of chunky yarn knit together.
Jo Strong designed this cowl with alternating panels of diamond (checkerboard) lace mesh and garter stitch. She recommends two lace weight yarn strands knit together or fingering weight yarn.
Designed by Sachiko Uemura, this lovely beaded lace cowl is knit in the round. See the project pictured above, Caribbean Jewel by BeenyKnits
Gray 3-Strand Cowl with Fringe
Designed by Louis Chicquette for super bulky yarn and size 35 needles!
Floral Double Knit Cowl
Fitzbirch Crafts was inspired by her love of spodeware to design this lovely reversible cowl. The cowl can be made smaller by leaving out one repeat of the pattern. As a fan of blue and white patterns myself, I love it!
The designer recommends using a yarn thimble to hold the yarn strands. It’s an ingenious design!
Ribbed Annabelle Cowl
Designed by Sea of Knits, this leaf pattern cowl is designed in rib so the leaves won’t curl.
Phoenix Cowl and Hat
This matching cowl and hat designed by DROPS Design are perfect for multi-colored yarn. Knit in English rib.
See more Free Knitting Patterns for Multi-Colored Yarn
Cariad Cowl and Mitts
Designed by Kydel, this cowl is super easy for beginners and can be worn many different ways to match your mood or the weather.
Patterns for Purchase
Vinco Lace Flower Cowl
Lace infinity scarf / scowl by Wearable Art Emporium uses just two skeins of the recommended yarn.
Inspired by the outerwear in the film Dr. Zhivago, this pattern is unique but easy to knit. This hat and cowl combo will fit an average adult head size of 20 – 23 inches.
Dusty Bloom Cowl
The 2 stitch designs in this beautiful cowl, from Annie’s Signature Designs, give it texture and beauty, as well as added warmth and style.
Light as a lace cloud cowl!
Much simpler than it looks! A simple slip-stitch pattern — working only one color in each round — combined with a simple cable creates a dramatic cowl.