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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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.

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Oatmeal Mobius Cowl

Beginner.

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

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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.

There's 116 Cowls and Neck Warmers patterns. Use the links below to view more:

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