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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Wasabi Cowl

Beginner. A super-chunky cowl that can be knit up in about an hour.

Gauge: 1.25 stitches per inch or 5.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Mini Mochi Topsy Turvy Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

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Spicy Cowl

Beginner. The Spice Cowl is a chunky cowl with a lace trellis pattern. Knit very quickly in the round, it is the perfect project for a last minute gift.

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Zig Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

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Windshield Loose Lacy Neckwarmer

Beginner/Intermediate.

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Treasure Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate. A fitted cowl with a secret pocket!

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Woodland Cowl

Beginner.

Gauge: 3.0 stitches per inch or 12.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Splash of Color Cowl

Beginner.

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

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Shetland Neckwarmer

Beginner/Intermediate.

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

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Two-Tone Snood

Intermediate.

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

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Shelter Valley Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

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

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Whirlwind Neckwarmer

Beginner/Intermediate.

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

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Stonehenge Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

Gauge: 6.0 stitches per inch or 24.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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With a Song in Your Heart Scarflette

Beginner/Intermediate.

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

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White Caps Cowl

Intermediate.

Gauge: 8.0 stitches per inch or 32.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Tenth Floor Cowl

Intermediate. The use of slip stitches and an asymmetrical band lets the contrast color in this fashion cowl stand out.

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

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Shawl Collar Cowl

Intermediate.

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

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Wonky Cowl

Beginner.

Gauge: 3.25 stitches per inch or 13.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Textured Cowl

Beginner.

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

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Pucker up Cowl

Beginner. This pattern is really easy, uses only one skein, and knits up quickly.

There's 106 Cowls and Neck Warmers patterns. Use the links below to view more:

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