Easy Cowl Knitting Patterns
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These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
One Skein Copilot Cowl
This easy features a mesh lace separated by garter stitch sections. Designed to use one skein of that special fingering weight (4ply) yarn., it can be adjusted in both length and width. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Dominique Trad
This easy cowl is knit lengthwise with an 8 row repeat. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight. Designed by Kathy North
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.
I’m fascinated by the look of this scarf / cowl. It’s actually easy and the effect of the floating loops of yarn is made by knitting with laceweight yarn alternating with a bulky multi-color yarn. Poncho pattern also included. Designed by Laura Cunitz
Easy fast cowl knit flat in garter stitch with super bulky yarn inspired by Claire’s cowl in Outlander.
This easy cowl/ shoulder cozy is knit in with 2 row repeat mesh and ribbing. Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Shannon Charles for Estelle Yarns. Rated easy by Ravelrers and the designer.
Covet This Lacy Cowl
This easy lace infinity scarf in worsted weight yarn. Designed by Nancy J. Thomas for Red Heart.
Patterns for Purchase
Challah Infinity Scarf
Easy braided scarf cowl features contrasting textures.
Firehouse Alley Infinity Scarf Cowl
Easy to remember stitch patterns in sections of lace and texture make a fabric that’s beautiful loose or wrapped around the neck. Designed by Bonnie Sennott. Finished Size: 66″ circumference and 16½” wide.
Forest Canopy Cowl
Quick easy cowl features a reversible, deep textured stitch pattern that folds, drapes, and wraps perfectly around you. Suitable for beginners, it’s knit in super bulky yarn.
Ribbed Hugger Cowl
Easy versatile wrap that can be worn many ways knit in garter stitch and suitable for a beginner according to the designer. Quick knit in bulky weight yarn Designed by CharmedFibers
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!