Free knitting patterns for cowls knit with cables. Many of the patterns are free.
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Cable and lace cowl knit with an 8 row / round repeat. DK weight yarn. Named for a long glacial fjord in the north of Ireland. Designed by Susanne Reese.
Crossing Branches Cowl
One skein cowl knit with a twisted rib design in an 8 round repeat. Uses one skein 100g of DK weight yarn. Designed by Claire Borchardt.
High Neck Cowl
Beautiful and elegant cowl with collar and cable and lace design. Knit in the round. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Ioanizza Talang.
Cable and Rib Neckwarmer
Buttoned scarf cowl knit in a 12 row repeat ribbed cable on rib background that means it's reversible. Uses one skein of DK weight yarn. Designed by Mary Maxim.
Shukriya means “Thank You” in the Urdu language. Cable and lace cowl alternating sections of 8 round single cable texture and and 8 round floral eyelet lace. Uses one skein of fingering weight yarn. Designed by Handmade By Zan Designs.
Cable Drop Stitch Cowl
Loop scarf cowl knit flat with a 8 row repeat of large cables with drop stitches to reduce the bulk and give drape to the cowl. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Plymouth Yarn.
Forest Park Cowl
Cable cowl with a slouch created by increasing the width as you knit. The simple repetitive 8 round cable pattern is spaced by garter stitch ribbing. Aran weight yarn. Designed by L Abinante.
Neckwarmer knit flat with a diamond lattice pattern in cables and twisted stitches. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Patons.
Grande Squish Cowl
Quick cowl with large cables that you can knit in just a few hours, making it perfect for gifting or wearing in that unexpected cold snap. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Barley and Flax.
Once Around Cowl
Comfy cowl features a 10 round repeat Sand Cable Stitch pattern. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Lorna Miser.
More Free Patterns
F725 Cabled Cowls
Cowl in two sizes knit with an 8 round repeat lattice cable pattern. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Vanessa Ewing for Plymouth Yarn.
Honey Pie Cowl
Cable cowl knit with an 8 round repeat. Pattern has both written and charted instructions. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Claire Slade.
Infinity scarf loop cowl knit flat with a cable and lace design. Want a scarf instead? Just don't seam when you're done. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Premier Yarns Design Team. May only be free for a limited time. A kit is also available.
Fade to Black Cowl
Three color cable cowl knit with an an 8 round repeat. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Laura Reinbach.
Rocky Cliffs Cowl
Cowl knit with moss stitch texture and cable sections. Versions for Lace and Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Gretha Mensen.
Big Cable Cowl
Cowl knit flat with a statement cable in a 10 row repeat. Video tutorial included. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Debbie Stoller.
Bandana style cowl knit flat in garter stitch with cable detail. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lion Brand.
An 8 round repeat cable and lace pattern gives this cowl drape and texture. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Martin Storey. Pictured projects by AliInPerth and thecolourfulknit
Cable and Lace Cowl
Elegant infinity scarf cowl knit flat in cables and lace and grafted. This versatile accessory can be worn looped once or twice for extra warmth. DK weight yarn. Spring at last designed by Nina Talbot.
Cowl with hood with options for buttoned or circle. Knit in garter stitch and rib and cables. Child and Adult sizes. Chunky weight yarn. Elle 7599 designed by Saprotex International Design Studio.
Patterns for Purchase
Deephaven Cabled Cowl
This cabled cowl knit in worsted weight wool can be worn in a single loop or doubled up for extra warmth. It is worked flat and seamed after blocking. Want a scarf instead? Just don't seam at the end. It can be worn lots of different ways. Designed by Bonnie Sennott
Cozy Cabled Cowl
Cable infinity scarf worked flat, starting with a provisional cast on, and grafted together at the end. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Julie Mitchell of LeafandBerry
Brumal Hat and Cowl
Matching hat and cowl set with thick textured cables. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by IrmianDesign