Cowl Knitting Patterns
Free Knitting Patterns
Stunning beaded lace cowl with three options for the lace. Designed by Rahymah
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.
Ribbed Annabelle Cowl
Designed by Sea of Knits, this leaf pattern cowl is designed in rib so the leaves won’t curl.
Designed by Fancy TigerCrafts, this cowl will keep your neck warm when winter is coming.
Gray 3-Strand Cowl with Fringe
Designed by Louis Chicquette for super bulky yarn and size 35 needles!
Phoenix Cowl and Hat
This matching cowl and hat designed by DROPS Design are perfect for multi-colored yarn. Knit in English rib.
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Lisa R. Myers designed this mitered cowl to avoid striping or pooling of multiculor yarn. Features eyelet lace for interest. Made for multi-colored yarn!
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Dragon’s Breath Cowl
Lace cowl designed by Nim Teasdale with optional beading. The colors are inspired after the last heat of summer.
Designed by Sachiko Uemura, this lovely beaded lace cowl is knit in the round. See the project pictured above, Caribbean Jewel by BeenyKnits
Designed by Kristi Johnson, this is a one-skein project knit in super bulky yarn. The leaf lacy motif reflects the name Vite (grapevine in Italian).
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!
Lollyknits was inspired by the Hunger Games to design this cowl in a wonderfully textured herringbone stitch. It drapes like a dream and looks like a piece of modern armor. She repoarts it took her about a day to knit.
Fitzbirch Crafts designed this nicely draping cowl decorated with icords.
I-Cord Arm Knit Cowl
Knitting with three strands of multi-colored and contrasting yarn gives this design by Yarnspirations an almost jewelry-like look.
Arya’s Water Dancer Cowl
Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich was inspired by Arya Stark to create this hooded cowl that her favorite character might have worn on her journey to get back to Winterfell.
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.
This beautiful cowl with a bow knits quickly with bulky yarn.
This exquisite cowl is 50″ in circumference and 10″ wide.
Shawl Collared Cowl
A cozy, button-up cowl in chunky yarn.
Combination Sweater and Cowl
This ingenious convertible pattern takes a strip of flat knitting like a scarf and with clever assembly makes a versatile accessory.
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.