Knitting patterns for funnel or umbrella shaped cowls with snug necks that flare into cozy collars. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 2/1/23
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Spring Flora Neck Warmer
Cowl with a turtlneck collar that flares out to cover the shoulders with a stranded flower design that has a dramatic effect under a coat or by itself. 4 Sizes S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL. Designed by Gribba for Hobbii. Fingering weight yarn.
Simple funnel-shaped cowl knit from the bottom up with a mix of textures (twisted rib, reverse stockinette, and bobbles) that are simple and harmonious. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Espace Tricot.
Collar cowl worked sideways with a stag horn cable which sits around the shoulders. A garter stitch neck is worked at the same time using short row shaping. 2 Sizes. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Brian Smith.
Funnel shaped lace cowl spreads out over the base of the neck, while the narrower top keeps it snug around the neck. The lace pattern forms a soft scalloped edge at the base for a stylish flare. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Audrey Knight for Knitty.
Flared cowl knit in 3 colors with a 2 row repeat Heel Stitch. DK weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
Flared cabled cowl with ribbed neck. Uses just one skein of the recommended 138 yards (126 meters) Aran weight yarn. Designed by Fairmount Fibers. Pictured projects by designer and omisinaga who used double strands of a dk yarn.
Cozy Cable Cowl
Cowl with cozy neck that flares to warm collar, knit in large cables. Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Purl Soho.
More Free Patterns
Lace cowl knit in a 4 row repeat and constructed to stand up close to the neck providing warmth while the front increases create a flare to sit nicely across the chest and shoulders. Uses just one skein 90 yards (82 m) of Super Bulky yarn. Designed by Barbara Benson.
Flared cowl with sections of two color brioche and garter stitch, with rolled edges. May only be free for a limited time. Designed by Ane Hellesen.
Cowl featuring a cozy neck and flared collar wih Fair Isle designs and a 2-colored lateral braid. Designed by Lena Skvagerson. DK weight yarn.
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Fancy Zebra Cowl
Cowl with graphic chevron zigzag stripes with pops of color at borders. Warm and snug around the neck with increasing circumference towards the bottom for ample coverage around the chest and shoulders. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Espace Tricot.
Cocktail Umbrella Cowl
Easy ribbed cowl snug around the neck and flaring out over shoulders. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Uses one skein 114 yards (104 m) of Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Jocelyn Tunney for Manos del Uruguay.
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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.
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Unique reversible cowl with multidirectional construction as you pivot from a rectangle to triangle to rectangle again. Knit flat in garter stitch and shaped with short rows. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Use color-change cakes or varigated yarn to showcase the different directions. Designed by Purl Soho. DK weight yarn. Pictured projects by spargelchen and Shadoweyn.
This shoulder cozy has a ribbed collar for extra warmth. 3 sizes. Quick knit in bulky yarn. Designed by Universal Yarn
Patterns for Purchase
Maude Heath Cowl
Cowl kniw with bias cable pattern that creates the perfect shaping to frame the face. The upper cowl has 2x2 ribbing for face hugging texture, and the cowl is bound off using a knit-on border of cabling to create a scalloped edge. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Meghan Jones
NO LONGER FREE. Funnel shaped cowl with ribbed turtleneck collar and easy stranded design on collar. 2 Sizes. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits).
Cabled cowl with snug neck and asymmetric flared collar that lies flat under a coat. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Alexis Hoy
Luca Collar Scarf
Stylish ribbed cowl with snug neck and flared collar. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Heidi & Lisa Schramm for WoolAffair
Montana Hooded Cowl
Unique layered construction incorporates a generous hood and two cowls, all knitted together, for extra coziness. The outer cowl lays smooth over shoulders and can be worn under a coat while the inner cowl can be pulled up high over your face or worn around your neck. Super bulky weight yarn. Designed by WomanOnTheWater
A snuggly, reversible, shaped, convertible cowl-hood knit in twisted rib. Worsted or Sport weight yarn. Designed by RubySubmarine
Reversible cowl with layers of leafy lace with a pleasing flare and flair. DK weight yarn. Designed by Åsa Tricosa
Cold Sand Cowl
Cowl worked sideways featuring lace short row wedges that wave gently like windblown sand on buried seaweed. Charts as well as full written instructions are provided. Worked flat and seamed, the design is suitable for sport or dk weight yarns. Designed by Melanie Rice