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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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.

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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.

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Betty's Bulky Cowl

Beginner.

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Charming Cowl

Beginner. Simply knit this easy cowl as a flat piece and then sew up the back seam.

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

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Clara Cowl

Beginner.

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Lace Cowl

Intermediate.

Gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch or 26.0 stitches per 4 inches.

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Turtle Tracks Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

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Purlieu Neckwarmer

Intermediate.

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

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Sea Glass Cowl

Beginner.

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Nom Nom Nom Cowl

Beginner.

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

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Mortar Cowl

Intermediate.

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

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Subtle Cable Drapey Cowl

Beginner.

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

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Simple Summer Lace Cowl

Beginner/Intermediate.

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

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Spectra Cowl

Beginner.

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

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Ripple Cowl

Beginner.

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

There's 124 Cowls and Neck Warmers patterns. Use the links below to view more:

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