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Easy Cowl Knitting Patterns

by | Mar 26, 2018 | Accessories, Cowls

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy One Skein Copilot Cowl

One Skein Copilot Cowl

This easy features a mesh lace separated by garter stitch sections. Designed to use one skein of that special fingering weight (4ply) yarn., it can be adjusted in both length and width. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Dominique Trad

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Sheaf Cowl

Sheaf Cowl

This easy cowl is knit lengthwise with an 8 row repeat. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight. Designed by Kathy North

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Charming Cowl

Easy Charming Cowl

This easy lace cowl is knit with a 2-row repeat seed stitch followed by a 1-row repeat lace stitch. Designed by Mareva Lynde for Red Heart.

Free Knitting Pattern for Drop Stitch Cowl

Drop Stitch Cowl

This easy cowl by Margo Snyder can be worked in any colors with any weight of yarn. Great stash buster!

Free Knitting Pattern for Nightfall Infinity Scarf Cowl

Nightfall Infinity Scarf Cowl

The gradient effect in this easy infinity scarf is created with 3 colors of yarn in seed stitch. Designed in two sizes by Kristine Vejar Pictured project by noeknitter

Free Knitting Pattern for Layer Cake Loop

Layer Cake Loop

Easy infinity scarf cowl is reversible and features 3 textures knit on circular needles. Designed by steepndeep. Pictured project by mtorresusa

Free Knitting Pattern for Bulky Lace Cowl

Bulky Lace Cowl

This cowl from NobleKnits is knit in a super bulky ombre yarn that works up in just a few hours. The easy 4 row lace repeat is a perfect first lace project.

Free Knitting Pattern for One Skein Drop Stitch Cowl

Drop Stitch Cowl

This easy cowl by Red Heart features a drop stitch pattern that looks great in multi-colored yarn. Uses just one ball of the recommended yarn.

Free knitting pattern for Beginnings Neckwarmer Scarf and more neckwarmer knitting patterns


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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Quick Slouchy Cowl

Slouchy Cowl

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Interpretations Infinity Scarf Cowl

Interpretations Scarf

I’m fascinated by the look of this scarf / cowl. It’s actually easy and the effect of the floating loops of yarn is made by knitting with laceweight yarn alternating with a bulky multi-color yarn. Poncho pattern also included. Designed by Laura Cunitz

Free Knitting Pattern for Stockholm Infinity Scarf

Stockholm Infinity Scarf

This cowl features a completely reversible stitch pattern with a 4 row repeat that is easy to memorize. Designed by knittedblissJC

 Free Knitting Pattern for Ribbed Cowlet

Ribbed Cowlet

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Covet This Lacy Cowl

Covet This Lacy Cowl

This easy lace infinity scarf in worsted weight yarn. Designed by Nancy J. Thomas for Red Heart.

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Lace and Garter Stitch Cowl

Lace and Garter Stitch Cowl

This easy Christmas Cowl infinity scarf features panels of easy lace and garter stitch. Designed by Christine Marie Chen for Red Heart.

Patterns for Purchase

Easy Knitting Pattern for Mendia Cowl

Mendia Cowl

Easy cowl  features an eyelet edging with twisted ribbing merging into a fun twisted eyelet chevron pattern. Designed by Ambah O’Brien. Pictured project by Tatterz

Knitting Pattern for Challah Infinity Scarf

Challah Infinity Scarf

Easy braided scarf cowl features contrasting textures.

Knitting Pattern for Firehouse Alley Infinity Scarf Cowl

Firehouse Alley Infinity Scarf Cowl

Easy to remember stitch patterns in sections of lace and texture make a fabric that’s beautiful loose or wrapped around the neck. Designed by Bonnie Sennott. Finished Size: 66″ circumference and 16½” wide.

Knitting Pattern for Maverick Cowl Infinity Scarf

Maverick Cowl

Easy infinity scarf combines color and texture for a bold, fashion-forward look. Designed by Benjamin Matthews.

Knitting Pattern for Forest Canopy Cowl

Forest Canopy Cowl

Quick easy cowl features a reversible, deep textured stitch pattern that folds, drapes, and wraps perfectly around you. Suitable for beginners, it’s knit in super bulky yarn.

Knitting Pattern for Ribbed Hugger Cowl

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


Knitting Pattern for On the Fringes Capelet Poncho

On the Fringes Capelet Poncho

Easy short poncho features a cowl neck and fringe

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Terry Matz

meTerry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!

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