Knitting patterns for scarves and cowls with a woven design. Most patterns are free. Updated 7/4/23
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Easy statement accessory created by knitting three strips of stockinette, seed stitch, and eyelet and then braiding them. Great for stash busting! I would think this would be easy enough for beginners who are comfortable with basic stitches. Designed by Melissa Matthay for Caron. Worsted weight yarn. A kit is also available.
Fun scarf with sections of woven i-cord incorporated in can be worn many different ways. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. This pattern was featured in Season 1 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s. Pictured project by FiveSticks
- Get the free knitting pattern with free registration at Annie’s
- Get the Knit and Crochet Now video tutorial for $3.99 (includes instruction for 2 patterns and other techniques)
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Malabrigo Yarn Rasta used in the pictured project at Amazon
Emily's Woven Scarf
Neckwarmer scarf with a 6 row repeat textured stitch and a braided central section. Designed by Emily Dormier with a photo tutorial. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured project by scarlettdahling who found it an easy project with clear instructions.
Scarf of braided icord with long fringe tassels. Designed by Kate Lonsdale. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Super Bulky weight yarn. Pictured project by papavere
Braided Edge Cowl
For this cowl the braided sections are knit separately and then braided. The bottom slip stitch rib panel is knit separately and then seamed onto the lower edge of the braid or can be attached as it’s knit. Designed by Andra Asars. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and horve1
More Free Patterns
Great stashbuster! Knit strips are woven together. Change the size of the strips to create a headband, necklace, or more. Designed by Jennifer Hoag. Super Bulky weight yarn. Pictured project by fiberette.
- Get the free knitting pattern on the Internet Archive
- See the Ravelry page
- Get the recommended Malabrigo Yarn Rasta yarn (55 colors)
Braided Interweaving Cowl
Great stashbuster! Knit strips are woven together. Change the size of the strips to create a headband, necklace, or more. Designed by Tuna KAL. Worsted weight yarn.
Celtic Knot Looped Scarf
Scarf with a braided or woven section at neck. Designed by Patricia Everett. Pictured projects by sonyal who used garter stitch instead of ribbing and kaffekaren who used brioche instead of ribbing. DK weight yarn. Please note: The original pattern calls for a ribbed scarf which not all Ravelrers liked because of curling issues. Many knitters subsituted other stitches for the non-woven part of the scarf such as garter stitch, seed stitch, broken rib, brioche, basketweave, cables, and more. I recommend you read the projects before knitting.
Braided cowl that features great stitch patterns, fun techniques and lots of online video instruction. Designed by Michelle Hunter. Pictured projects by designer and RipplingWater. Aran weight yarn.
Knit in strips, braided, then seamed. Only uses one skein (65 yards) of the recommended yarn. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Graeme Knowles-Miller. Super Bulky weight yarn.
Patterns for Purchase
Braided String Scarf
Woven scarf created from six strands made of simple stocking stitches knit flat and sewn together. Wear open or slip one end through the braid. A very comprehensive photo tutorial is also included in the instructions. Worsted yarn. Designed by WhiteFlowerNeedle.
Japanese Weave Wrap
This woven shawl or scarf is a lot easier than it looks. The technique involves working the strips together, then working them separately and re-positioning them to make the "weave" pattern. A very comprehensive photo tutorial is also included in the instructions. Bulky yarn. Designed by Pam Powers.
Misty Mornings Celtic Knot Scarf
Seed stitch shoulder cozy with woven knot. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Designed by Tessa D'Achille. Pictured projects by the designer and EmpyreanWitch.
Sol Woven Cowl
Unique unisex braided neck warmer can be knit in two colors or just one! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sol Maldonado. Designer allows sale of finished projects.
Celtic Woven Scarf
Can be worn as a hooded cowl. Quick knit in chunky yarn. Designed by Tessa D'Achille.
Cowl created from i-cord that is braided. This versatile accessory can also be worn as a headwrap. Designed by Annie Watts. Worsted weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and asloopy.
Newgale Beach Neckwarmer
Basic rib scarf with a plaited detail at one end. Simple but very effective, it can then be buttoned to create a cowl. Designed by Gorgeous Yarns. DK weight yarn.
Challah Infinity Scarf
Easy braided scarf cowl features contrasting textures.