Knitting patterns for cowls with a triangular shaped front to look like draped shawls or bandanas. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 3/6/23
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Mystic Lace Cowl
Bandana style cowl with a triangular shaped front like a shawl with lace and picot edge. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns. Uses one skein 220 yards (201 m) of the recommended Bulky weight yarn.
Lacy Bandana Cowl
Cowl shaped with a triangular shaped front and knit with a 12 round lace repeat. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. Uses one skein of the recommended gradient Aran weight yarn.
Gloria Neck Warmer
Easy cowl knit in one rectangular piece with a 6 row repeat and seamed to form a triangular shaped front. Designed by Sys Fredens for Hobbii who says it is appropriate for beginners. Worsted weight yarn. A crochet version is available as is a kit for the both patterns.
Easy Matilda Cowl
Easy cowl knit in one rectangular piece with garter stitch and cables and seamed to form a triangular shaped front. Designed by Teresa Chorzepa for Lion Brand Yarn. Aran weight yarn.
Draped cowl with a triangular shaped front like a shawl or bandana with bands of arrow texture and picot edge. Designed by Shannon Dunbabin for Cascade Yarns. Worsted weight yarn.
More Free Patterns
Striped cowl with a triangular shaped front edged with an easy lace. Work in one solid and one long self-striping yarn; one solid and a complimentary gradient; two solid colours, or even a gradient worked from each end. Rated easy by Ravelrers. A suggestion is given for making a child-sized version. Designed by Sandra Levey. DK weight yarn.
Triangular bandana cowl knit with brioche leaf patterns. Designed by Robynn Weldon for Knitty.
Ribbed cowl with a triangular front with a buttoned cutout detail that can be worn in front or over the shoulder. Designed by StevenBe. Uses 1 skein of Fingering weight yarn.
Colorful cowl knit flat and fastened with a snap. Worked in 2 row repeat linen stitch. And you can also wear as a kerchief. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Consider re-purposing a large swatch as did the designer. Designed by Laura Aylor. Worsted weight yarn.
Planet X Bandit Cowl
Versatile infinity loop with a triangular lace front that can be worn as a bandana cowl, loose as a scarf, or around the shoulders as a shawl. Perfect showcase for multicolor yarn. Designed by Ela Torrente. Easily adaptable to any weight and gauge yarn.
2-color cowl with a triangular shaped front. Two sizes: to suit older children and adults. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Sandra Levey. DK weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Stylish kerchief cowl combination with textured stitch. Knit flat from the top down and fastens in the back with buttons. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Pam Powers.
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern at Etsy
- Or get the knitting pattern at Annies. Kit also available
Triangular front cowl with a welt pattern giving a ribbed texture while the wide lace border gives a dramatic flair to the edge. Fully written and charted. Uses less than a skein of fingering weight yarn. Designed by Liz Corke.
2 color triangle shaped cowl knit with easy slip stitch colorwork, one color per row. Designed by Judy Marples. DK weight yarn.
NO LONGER FREE. Easy bandana shaped cowl is knit like a triangular shawl only in the round. Perfect for color change cake yarn or ombre yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Shireen Nadir. DK weight yarn. Pictured projects by sandra8981 and SyrahCDX.
Bandana shaped cowl knitted sideways featuring wavy short row wedges worked in contrasting color. Worked flat and seamed, this design is suitable for sport or dk weight yarns. Charts as well as full written instructions are provided. Designed by Melanie Rice.
Lace cowl designed to mimic the look of a draped shawl. Written for 2 gauges - fingering and chunky (pictured) weight yarn. Designed by Carina Spencer who lives in Kansas City like me!
- See more pics and get the print to order knitting pattern at Annie's
- See more pics and get the digital download knitting pattern at Loveknitting
- See more Knitting Patterns by Carina Spencer
Lace cowl designed to mimic the look of a draped shawl. Designer says that it is easy enough for a confident beginner and many Ravelrers rated it easy. Written for 2 gaugest - worsted and sport weight yarn. Uses 150 to 220 yards of yarn. Designed by Carina Spencer who lives in Kansas City like me!