Free Knitting Patterns: Cowls and Neck Warmers

From oversized and bulky to trim and fitted, the knitted cowl encompasses a lot of different styles. Traditionally, a cowl is a knitted garment that can be worn over the head and neck. It can be pulled up like a hood or dropped down like a small scarf. Cowls are pretty easy to knit and therefore make great beginner projects. Their small size means they can often be completed using just one skein of yarn.

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Impressionist Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

Gauge: 5.0 stitches per inch or 20.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Simple Gifts

Beginner. Worked in a simple knit /purl stitch pattern this piece can be a neck warmer, ear cuff or hat.

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch or 14.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Bridger Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate. This 1 skeiner uses sz 10 ndl, knits up in a matter of hrs! Makes great gift item, Squooshy & warm.

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch or 14.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Beginner. A quick cowl, perfect for your first project in the round.

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch or 18.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Bobbled Cowl

Intermediate.

Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Chalet Cowl

Beginner.

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch or 14.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Kuusk Lace Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

Gauge: 5.0 stitches per inch or 20.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Miss Sadie's Scarflette

Beginner.

Gauge: 2.625 stitches per inch or 10.5 stitches per 4 inches.

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Harvest Stitched Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Diversify Cowls

Beginner.

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Elanor Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

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Flutterby Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Continental Cowl

Intermediate.

Gauge: 4.25 stitches per inch or 17.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Bandana Cowl

Beginner.

Gauge: 4.0 stitches per inch or 16.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Arboreal Cowl

Beginner.

Gauge: 1.75 stitches per inch or 7.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Abby Cowl

Intermediate.

Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch or 22.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Crazy Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

Gauge: 3.75 stitches per inch or 15.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Collar Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

Gauge: 2.5 stitches per inch or 10.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Danube Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate. This cabled cowl is knitted flat with a provisional cast-on.

Gauge: 4.75 stitches per inch or 19.0 stitches per 4 inches.

There's 105 Cowls and Neck Warmers patterns. Use the links below to view more:

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