Free knitting patterns for cowls with 2 row repeats. Many are easy. Updated 2/8/24
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Shaker Rib Cowl
Easy striped cowl knit flat in two row repeat Shaker rib and knit flat. Knit in the colors of your favorite sports team or school! Stripe pattern is not repeated which makes for an interesting color pattern. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Caron
Dawn Hooded Cowl
A simple two round repeat creates a beautiful and interesting woven texture for this hood. Using super bulky yarn, the project works up super fast! Designed by Deja Joy. Super Bulky weight yarn. May only be free for a limited time.
Check This Out
I'm fascinated by how stunning this looks but how simple the pattern is. The checked fabric of this striking cowl is made with a super easy stranded knitting pattern, alternating colors in one round and then switching for the second round. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Laura Reinbach
Two Color Neck Warmer
I love the look of this easy cowl because the two color stripe in a 2 row repeat gives it a kind of ombre look, almost irridescent look. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand
Rice Rib Scarf (or Cowl)
Easy scarf or cowl knit flat with a 2 row repeat. To create a cowl just seam when done. Aran weight yarn. Rice Rib Scarf (or Cowl) by Jane Ellison.
Easy cowl knit with a 2 round repeat with one round knit, the other rib. Worsted weight yarn. B113 1x1 Ribbed Cowls in 2 lengths by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
Trellis Lace Cowl
Easy cowl knit with a 2 round repeat. Uses one skein 219 yards (200 m) of the recommended Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns.
Gradient Ribbed Cowl
Easy colorful cowl knit in a 2 round repeat alternating colors from round 1 and 2. Knit with 4 colors, it's great for miniskeins and stashbusting. Worsted weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf is available for purchase. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands.
- Get the free knitting pattern - Web version - scroll to bottom of target page
- Purchase a printable pdf
- Get the kit at Lion Brand for $28
Raspberry Sorbet Button Cowl
Easy bandana style buttoned cowl knit with a 2 row repeat eyelet. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson. Rated very easy by Ravelrers.
Buttoned Neck Hugger
Buttoned cowl or neckwarmer is knit with a 2 row repeat. Uses one skein of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Shelley Carr. Rated very easy by Ravelrers.
Bar Hopping Cowl
This infinity scarf cowl or neckwarmer is knit with a 2 round repeat that looks like a variation of the bamboo stitch. Two sizes, short and long. Designed by Denise Bell for Lost City Knits. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn.
Seeded Rib Stitch Cowl
Reversible cowl knit with a 2 round repeat seeded rib stitch. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Antonia Shankland for Fairmount Fibers
It's That Fast
Easy reversible cowl knit with a 2 round repeat. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Marji LaFreniere
Golden Touch Cowl
Infinity scarf cowl knit flat with a 2 row repeat plaited stitch. Want a scarf instead? Just don't seam when you're done. Great showcase for variegated yarn. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Fairmount Fibers Design Team
Easy reversible cowl knit flat using a 2 row repeat beaded rib stitch pattern. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Jane Richmond
The Increases and Decreases Cowl
Cozy cowl is a knitted in the round using a 2 round repeat blanket rib stitch pattern. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Meeta Jairam for Coffee Tea Knits
Snowdrift Infinity Cowl
Oversized cowl knit with a slipped Basketweave Stitch in an easy two row repeat you can practically knit in your sleep. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Kalurah Hudson
More Free Patterns
Big Herringbone Cowl
Oversized cowl in a long loop with 2 row herringbone stitch created with slipped and twisted stitches. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho
Easy cowl in a long loop with 2 round slipped rib stitch texture. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho
This gorgeous cowl is made with 2 colors of yarn knit in a 2 row repeat Swedish Weave Stitch. Cowl is worked flat and seamed. Fingering weight. Designed by Sarah Solomon for Fairmount Fibers. Pictured project in Manos del Uruguay Fino (Brass Button) and Manos del Uruguay Alegria (Butia)
The texture of this cowl is created with 2 row 4 stitch repeat with slipped stitches on ribbing. Designed by Purl Soho
Misty Rainbow Infinity Scarf
A two row repeat herringbone stitch creates a colorful cowl with beautiful texture. Photo tutorial of the herringbone stitch included. Designed by Life Is Cozy to showcase multi-color yarn but also creates a beautiful solid color scarf.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Knitting Fever Painted Mist yarn on Amazon
Cozy Lace Cowl
Knit flat in a 2 row repeat lace pattern with seed stitch borders and seamed. Rated easy enough for beginner knitters by Red Heart. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Kia Love for Red Heart.
This 2 row repeat cowl got its name because it's so easy that the designer says it can be knit on autopilot while traveling, watching tv, or socializing. And it doesn't need blocking! It can be adjusted in both length and width. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Dominique Trad
Flared cowl knit in 3 colors with a 2 row repeat Heel Stitch. DK weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Hugge Shoulder Cozy
Oversized cowl or short poncho with a cozy funnel neck in the round with a 2 row repeat Fisherman’s Rib. Designed by dashaway designs. Quick knit in bulky yarn.
Faux Brioche Cowl
2 color cowl knit in a 2 row repeat Fishermen's rib mimics the look of brioche with an easier stitch. Use a twist yarn for one of the yarns for extra color dimension. Quick knit in super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Yarnspirations Design Studio.
Two-Color Mistake Rib Cowl
Easy cowl knit in 2 round mistake rib stitch. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Mistakes - I've made a few Cowl
Easy cowl knit in a 2 row repeat mistake rib stitch. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Susan Ashcroft. Projects by designer and avelinux
Infinity scarf cowl knit in 2 colors with a 2 round fisherman's rib sitch. Designed by Purl Soho. Sport weight yarn.
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Cascade Yarns® Spuntaneous yarn at Amazon
Bias Rib Cowl
Easy cowl knit in the barley sugar bias rib stitch with a 2 row repeat. Birthday Cowl designed by Nova Seals. Pictured project by sadie21jean
2 Row Repeat Port Isabel Cowl
This light lacey cowl is knit in a 2 row repeat lace pattern. Designed by Fancy Tiger Crafts.
Easy Broken Rib Cowl
Reversible infinity scarf cowl knit in the round with a 2 row repeat broken rib stitch that's perfect for color-change cake or ombre yarn, as well as solid colors. Rated easy by Ravelrers. You can use it with any yarn, any gauge. Designed by Wendy D. Johnson.
Rainbow Road Cowl
Chevron striped cowl knit flat with a 2 row repeat stitch pattern and seamed. I think this would work well with self-striping, ombre, or color-change cake yarn, though it was designed for mini skeins. Also good for stashbusting. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Quinn Reverendo for Fairmount Fibers.
Patterns for Purchase
Wollman Rink Cowl
Great stash buster! Linen stitch cowl designed for 5 colors, it's perfect for creating ombre effects or stripes with your leftover yarn or mini skeins. 2 round repeat. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Michele Wang
No purl neckwarmer cowl is knit with a 2 row repeat and uses just one skein of super bulky yarn. Perfect for beginners or a quick project. Designed by Pattymac Knits
Flicker and Fade Cowl
Easy cowl knit in the round with 2 different size options (short or long) and in 4 colors to createa beautiful ombre affect. Knit in linen stitch pattern that looks great, though different, on either side. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Great for stashbusting or mini skeins. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Smith.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Lovecrafts
- Get the Malabrigo Chunky yarn used in the pictured project (Colorways used Sunset #96, Rhodesian #123, C: Sealing Wax #102, Geranio #44)
Buttoned scarf cowl knit in a 2 row repeat. 3 sizes Toddler, Child, Adult. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Fiddlestyx
A simple and elegant cowl with a 2 round repeat of twisted stitches, zigzag lace columns, and an unusual ladder stitch. In fingering weight, the cowl is drapey and light; in worsted or chunky, it’s warm but not stifling. Two sizes. Designed by Laura Chau
Autumn Infinity Scarf
This beautiful chevron lace infinity scarf cowl uses a super simple 2 row repeat. Looks great in multi-color yarn!
Seed Stitch Rib Cowl
Easy versatile infinite scarf features a 2 row repeat and is completely reversible.
Easy cowl is knit flat in a 2 row repeat. A quick cozy knit in bulky yarn.