Easy cowl and infinity scarf knitting patterns that are rated suitable for beginners by the designers or other knitters.
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The 3 Rib Cowl
Easy beginner cowl knit with a 1 round repeat. Versatile cowl can be worn down around the shoulders as well as around the neck. Great project for beginners who want to try knitting in the round. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Seton.
Shoulder Warmer Cowl
Easy beginner shoulder cozy cowl knit flat with a 1 row repeat and then seamed. Great project for beginners. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn. F924 Viento Shoulder Warmer Cowl designed by Helen Gallagher for Plymouth Yarn.
Beginner Ribbed Striped Cowl
Great first knitting in the round project for beginners! This cowl shoulder cozy is knit with a 1 round repeat rib with 2 rounds of each color or colorway. Knit in a tube with no decreasing or increasing. Using self striping yarn such as the recommended yarn makes the color changes easy. However, you can also use it for stashbusting with leftover yarn. Perfect for beginners according to designer. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
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Basketweave Collar Cowl
Easy beginner cowl knit flat in one piece and then twisted before seaming to give it extra elegance. It features a 12 row repeat reversible basketweave texture of just knit and purl stitches. with a bottom half of wide ribbing and top half of 1x1 ribbing. Quick knit in Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
Ribbed Collar Cowl
Easy buttoned cowl knit flat with a bottom half of wide ribbing and top half of 1x1 ribbing. The new technique for beginners might be that it is knit sideways back and forth on circular needles because of the number of stitches. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim
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Garter Stitch Cowl
Easy cowl knit flat in garter stitch and seamed. Perfect for beginners according to designer. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
4 Row 2 Stitch Repeat Perfection Cowl
This cowl is knit flat with an easy stitch pattern and seamed. Suitable for beginners according to the designer Sara Kay Hartmann for Red Heart. Worsted weight.
Beginner Buttoned Cowl
Easy cowl knit in garter stitch with 4 button holes. Suitable for beginners according to designer. Uses just one skein of Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
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This easy and versatile design by Erron Anderson can be worn many different ways and is knit in garter stitch and dressed up with buttons. A great quick project for beginners.
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Moebius cowl is a quick knit with two strands of bulky yarn held together and easy enough for beginners. Designed by nina: a well-knit shop. Pictured project by vanesapolo
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.
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Ribbed Cowl Scarf
Easy buttoned cowl neckwarmer knit with just knit and purl stitches. Designed by Athena for HomeofYarns.
Rib Mesh Infinity Scarf
The buttoned cowl is quick to make and knitted on large needles with bulky or chunky yarn. This is a very easy pattern that has been specially written for beginner knitters. Designed by Matilda's Meadow.
This infinity scarf is easy enough for the beginning lace knitter, according to the designer Robin Ulrich. Rated easy by most Ravelrers. Bulky weight 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