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Hespera Cowl

Hespera Cowl

This elegant hood and cowl combination is perfect for layering with other Fall garments, for a look that's currently trendy. It's lightweight, beginner-friendly and can be knitted with just one skein!

This free knitting pattern uses sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Hood, In-the-round, Lace.

Entwined Capelet

Entwined Capelet

This small, cute capelet features eye-catching cablework. Recommended for intermediate knitters or better!

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, In-the-round, Seamless.

Emily Braided Cowl

Emily Braided Cowl

Finished Measurements: 22” circumference and 8” high

Free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, In-the-round, Seamless.

The Amber Cowl

The Amber Cowl



This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace, One-piece, Seamless, Worked as One Piece.

Mindfulness Cowl

Mindfulness Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless.

Phoebe Yoke

Phoebe Yoke

This cute yoke or ponchette features seamless construction that uses short rows for shaping. The attractive geometric colorwork completes this charming accessory.

A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Seamless, Short Rows, Stranded.

Zelda Cowl

Zelda Cowl

Free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bias, Seamed, Stripes.

Columbia Cowl

Columbia Cowl

Finished Measurements: 32” circumference and 12” high

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bottom-Up, In-the-round, Seamless, Seed Stitch.

Wych Elm Cowl

Wych Elm Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bobble, In-the-round, Seamless.

Ellensburg Cowl

Ellensburg Cowl

Finished Measurements: 42” circumference and 9” tall

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bottom-Up, In-the-round, Seamless.

100% That Cowl

100% That Cowl

A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Stripes.

Coventry Cowl

Coventry Cowl

Finished Circumference About 27 in. (68.5 cm). Finished Height About 9 in. (23 cm)

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Mosaic.

Salish Cowl

Salish Cowl

Free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless, Stranded.

Chandelier Cowl

Chandelier Cowl

A free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round.

Winterland Cowl

Winterland Cowl

Free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Crochet Finish.

Simple Lace Cowl

Simple Lace Cowl

This quick knitting project features a variety of fun stitches and techniques that create the beautiful texture of the cowl.

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Seamed, Worked as One Piece.

The Grain Cowl

The Grain Cowl



Free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, One-piece, Slip Stitch, Slipped Stitches, Textured pattern.

Mirror Image Cowl

Mirror Image Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, In-the-round, Stranded.

Crescendo Cowl

Crescendo Cowl

Finished Measurements: Height — approx. 9½”, Circumference — 27”

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless, Textured pattern.

Fabulous Fair Isle Cowls

Fabulous Fair Isle Cowls

Cowl measures 34" (86 cm) in circumference and 10" (25.5) in length.

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Fair Isle, In-the-round, Seamless.

Parallelogram Cowl

Parallelogram Cowl

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 28 (32)” Height: 11 (15)”

Free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless.

Mizutamari Snood

Mizutamari Snood

Free knitting pattern using aran-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Rib.

Shibui Knits Capro Cowl

Shibui Knits Capro Cowl

Finished Measurements: 18” high and 29” circumference

Free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, In-the-round.

Chardon Cowl

Chardon Cowl

Finished Measurements: 23” circumference and 13½” high

A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, In-the-round, Textured pattern.

Owl Family Cowl

Owl Family Cowl

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, Seamless.

Norland Park Cowl

Norland Park Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round.

Chunky Cable Cowl

Chunky Cable Cowl



A free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bottom-Up, Cable, In-the-round, One-piece.

Marissa Cowl

Marissa Cowl

Finished Measurements: 14” wide and 31” around (after blocking)

This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Garter Stitch, Seamed.

Snowfire Cowl

Snowfire Cowl

Brioche fans will enjoy this charming offering from Dove Call Knits. Definitely recommended for experienced Brioche knitters.

A free knitting pattern using fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Brioche, In-the-round.

The Cozy Neckwarmer

The Cozy Neckwarmer

A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Crochet Finish, Short Rows, Sideways.

Bamboo Chunky Honeycomb Cowl

Bamboo Chunky Honeycomb Cowl

Finished Measurements: Circumference: 29¾”Height: 15”

A free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace pattern, Seamless.

Glacier Cowl

Glacier Cowl



Free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, In-the-round, Seamless, Worked as One Piece.

Rowan Jaeger Dickie

Rowan Jaeger Dickie

This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Nordic pattern, Stranded.

Wind Song Cowl

Wind Song Cowl

A free knitting pattern using lace-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Stripes.

Arise Cowl

Arise Cowl

A free knitting pattern using dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Slipped Stitches.

Cabled Cowl

Cabled Cowl



Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, In-the-round, One-piece, Rib, Seamless.

Scribblings Cowl

Scribblings Cowl

A free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn.

Two-Color Fair Isle Cowl

Two-Color Fair Isle Cowl

If you have been looking to dip your toes into Fair Isle knitting, this pattern from Cascade Yarns is a perfect opportunity. It's charming, challenging, but not overwhelming for the intermediate knitter.

A free knitting pattern using aran-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Stranded.

Overnight Oats Cowl

Overnight Oats Cowl

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, In-the-round, Seamless.

Swizzle Cowl

Swizzle Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace, Ripple.

Chunky Dotty Cowl

Chunky Dotty Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round.

Lace Cowl

Lace Cowl



Free girls knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bottom-Up, In-the-round, Worked as One Piece.

Flurry Cowl

Flurry Cowl

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Width: 12” Circumference: 56½”

Free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bottom-Up, In-the-round, Lace pattern, Seamless.

Diagonal Rib Cowl

Diagonal Rib Cowl

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Bias.

Timeless Cowl

Timeless Cowl

A free knitting pattern using fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Seamed.

Bright Side Cowl

Bright Side Cowl

This eye-catching cowl features beautiful texture work and vertical color transitions. Check it out!

MEASUREMENTS Approx 13½" [34 cm] high x 24" [61 cm] around.

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Garter Stitch, Rib, Seamed, Sideways.

Gotta Split Brioche Cowl

Gotta Split Brioche Cowl

A free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Brioche, In-the-round.

Crossed Lace Snood

Crossed Lace Snood

This free knitting pattern uses aran-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Hood, In-the-round, Lace, Seamless.

Loop-de-Loop Cowl, Hat and Mittens

Loop-de-Loop Cowl, Hat and Mittens

A free knitting pattern using fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Slipped Stitches, Stranded.

Tetrominoes Cowl

Tetrominoes Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Mosaic, Seamed, Stranded.

Any Season, Any Reason Cowl

Any Season, Any Reason Cowl

A free knitting pattern using any gauge-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless, Slipped Stitches.

XORN Cowl

XORN Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses dk-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Seamed, Sideways, Stripes.

Watermelon Snow Cowl

Watermelon Snow Cowl

Free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Double Knitting, I-Cord, In-the-round, Moebius.

Woolstok Light Cowl

Woolstok Light Cowl

Finished Measurements: 54” circumference and 8½” wide

Free knitting pattern using light fingering-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork, Seamed, Stripes.

Contours Cowl

Contours Cowl

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 63” Height: 14¼”

This free knitting pattern uses lace-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, In-the-round, Seamless.

Biker’s Cowl / Dickie

Biker’s Cowl / Dickie

A free men's knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless, Top-Down, Turtleneck.

Choux Cowl

Choux Cowl

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 50” Width: 12½” (25” total circumference)

Free knitting pattern using lace-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Colorwork.

Stripe It Up Neckwarmer

Stripe It Up Neckwarmer

Free knitting pattern using sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless.

Syrah Cowl

Syrah Cowl

Finished Measurements: Circumference: 22 ½", Length: 14"

Free knitting pattern using lace-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace pattern, Seamless.

Lutsen Cowl

Lutsen Cowl

Finished Measurements: 29” circumference and 13½” high

A free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless, Textured pattern.

Button Cable Cowl

Button Cable Cowl

Button cowls are hot these days. This twist on the classic style features a single thick cable motif. The cowl is roomy and warm, perfect for locking out the winter chill!

Free knitting pattern. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Buttons.

Crossed Lace Snood

Crossed Lace Snood

MEASUREMENTS Approx 27½" [70 cm] around x 20½" [52 cm] long.

This free knitting pattern uses sport-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Lace pattern, Seamless.

Cloud Line Cowl

Cloud Line Cowl

Free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Stripes.

Bumpy Cowl

Bumpy Cowl

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round.

Handy Little Cowl

Handy Little Cowl

Free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn.

Aireado Duet Cowl

Aireado Duet Cowl

A free knitting pattern using bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round.

Honey Chocolate Cowl

Honey Chocolate Cowl

Free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round.

Blooming Bandana Cowl

Blooming Bandana Cowl

This cowl is simple and straightforward to knit. It features a generous yoke. Ribbing at the neck and hem provide a finishing touch.

This free knitting pattern uses bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round.

Fantastic Finger Knit Cowl

Fantastic Finger Knit Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses super bulky-weight yarn.

Smoky Mountain Cowl

Smoky Mountain Cowl

Free knitting pattern using super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Seamless.

Collectedness Cowl

Collectedness Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Intarsia, Seamed, Stripes.

Parallelogram Split Cowl

Parallelogram Split Cowl

Finished Measurements: Circumference: 29” Height 17”

This free knitting pattern uses super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: In-the-round, Textured pattern.

Basket Weave Cowl

Basket Weave Cowl

Featuring a unique basket weave motif, this cowl can be a challenge to knit, but the results are well worth it. Definitely an attention-catching garment!

This free knitting pattern uses bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: 3D.

Oversized Soft Shoulder Cowl

Oversized Soft Shoulder Cowl

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Seamless, Stripes.

Software Engineer Cowl

Software Engineer Cowl

If small, simple and functional fits what you are looking for in a scarf or cowl, try this one! It features a button closure and attractive colorwork.

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Brioche, Buttons, Double Knitting.

Catching a Mermaid

Catching a Mermaid

A free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: English Rib, In-the-round, Seamless.

Sunsets Glow

Sunsets Glow

Free knitting pattern. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Garter Stitch, Seamed, Stripes.

Bobble Rib Split Cowl

Bobble Rib Split Cowl

Finished Measurements: Circumference: 32¼” Height: 20”

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn.

Roses so Red

Roses so Red

Free knitting pattern using worsted-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Cable, Seamless.

Polar Fur Cowl

Polar Fur Cowl

This free knitting pattern uses super bulky-weight yarn. Pattern attributes and techniques include: Seamed.

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