Knitting cowl patterns are perfect for any time of year. Explore lightweight and bulky patterns in this selection of projects.

Sigh of Re-Leaf Cowl


A delicate cowl that combines rounds of detailed lace leaves worked in the round, starting with a provisional cast on, is a sigh of “re-leaf” for knitters everywhere. This gives a visually different pattern look to each half of cowl tube. It’s designed to fit snug around the neck but can easily be customized for longer length.

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Cactus Cowl


This cowl combines the beauty of an intricate lace pattern with the simplicity of the garter stitch. Work the smaller version as a single-skein project or the larger one as an infinity cowl.

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Checkmate Cowl


Spice up entrelac knitting and make the squares look like a chessboard all set up for playing. The various chess pieces are worked using the intarsia technique with some stranded knitting for finer details.

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Cinetico Cowl


Cinetico (Kinetic) is a fitted cowl. With its dynamic play of black and white it is reminiscent of Opt (or Kinetic) Art. The illusion of a curved zig-zag is obtained simply changing the place where to perform the decrease in a classical chevron pattern. So much movement added with this easy trick!

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Forever Diamonds Cowl


This appealing cowl features easy knit and purl textured stitches and a pop of color at the edges. It is worked in the round with an edging that blends into the pattern on the body of the item. Knit in a sport weight, this cowl is perfect for chilly weather.

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Pumpkin Picking Cowl


This cowl is worked entirely in I-Cords. Each I-Cord is then sewed to make I-Cord rings by closing both the ends. Then another longer I-Cord is knitted which is woven through these rings to make a cowl. It is a quick, fun project!

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Anchors Away Scarf


A lace infinity scarf is just the thing for summer nights by the pier; light and floaty enough to carry in your purse or beach bag, it wraps up warmly around your neck as the evening draws in.

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Cables and Webs Cowl


The dew in the early morning resting quietly on a spider’s web was the inspiration for this cowl pattern. This 100% cotton shoulder wrap or cowl is worked in the round from the top down with cables worked alternately with openwork web stitches.

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