Quick Cowl Knitting Patterns
Looking for a fast knitting project that gives almost instant gratification? Here are fast cowl patterns that the designers say take one to three hours to knit — some even less than an hour!
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Free Knitting Patterns
This cowl features a special stitch pattern that creates winding texture with increases and decreases. Aran weight yarn. Ravelrers report that it is a quick project. One of the free patterns in the free ebook 7 Free Knitted Cowl Patterns. Designed by Angela Hahn. Pictured project by Carolijn654
Easy fast cowl knit flat in garter stitch with super bulky yarn inspired by Claire’s cowl in Outlander.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get super bulky yarn for this pattern at Red Heart
- See more Outlander Inspired Knitting Patterns
- See more Garter Stitch Knitting Patterns
Mega bulky draped cowl. Yarn available on pattern page.
- Get the free knitting pattern at Michaels
- Get the recommended yarn Bernat Mega Bulky at Michaels
- Get Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn at Amazon
3 Hour Cowl
Ijeoma Oluo’s design is perfect to showcase handpainted yarn.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get worsted multi-color sari, banana, and other yarn at Darn Good Yarn
Heather Vantress designed this cowl that drapes nicely and could easily convert to a capelet.
- Get the free knitting pattern for free registration at Annie’s
- Get the video tutorial for this and 3 other patterns at Annie’s for $3.99 (not necessary to get the free pattern)
One Skein, One Night, Seed Stitch Tall Cowl
Diana Levine designed this easy cowl pattern with plenty of photos. This link is to the web archive page since it appears that her blog is no longer available.
Jane Richmond designed this super bulky cowl with a moebius twist that can be knit in one sitting. Other knitters say it is a fast knit.
Designed by Jessica from Mama in a Stitch, this infinity scarf combines drop stitches, stockinette, and garter stitch into a versatile, easily customized long cowl. I think this would look great in multi-color yarn!
Patterns for Purchase
Bosky Shaped Hood Cowl
Versatile cowl can be worn several ways. A quick knit, with large needles with Extra Super Bulky yarn (165 – 180 yds). Great with multi-color yarn.
Chunky and elegant, this cowl can be worn a number of ways and can easily be stitched in a short amount of time.
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.
Knit in a unique diagonal twist stitch, this neckwarmer is a quick knit in super bulky yarn.
Versatile lace cowl is a quick knit in super bulky yarn and can be worn in limitless ways, including cowl, neckwarmer, wrap, scarf, ascot.
Versatile eyelet lace cowl is a quick knit in super bulky yarn and can be worn in limitless ways, including cowl, neckwarmer, wrap, scarf, ascot.
This buttoned neckwarmer is a quick knit in super bulky yarn. You can also purchase the finished product.
Two-Hour Neckwear ebook
Chunky yarn, big needles and a couple of hours are all you need to knit any of these 12 designs!
Lace and drop stitches add interest to this cowl knit with bulky denim yarn.