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44 Cowl and Scarf Knitting Patterns for the Holidays



If you’re looking for knit scarves to give as gifts or a warm cowl for yourself, look no further. 44 Cowl and Scarf Knitting Patterns for the Holidays is a collection of the best scarf and cowl knitting patterns. Not only do these patterns produce wonderful looking scarves, but they are meant for winter. That means these scarves and cowls are chunky, warm, thick, and soft.

Knitting cowl patterns are addicting. You won’t want to stop knitting these fun and stylish cowls that are sure to keep out the cold. Some are loose fitting and others are tighter to give you a choice of comfort.

Most of these scarves are fun and brightly colored--perfect for that extra splash of color on those grey winter days. You can easly make these knitting patterns in any color you like. Try the Neutral colored scarves for an elegant and practical scarf that will look good with any color coat.

Cowl and Scarf Knitting Patterns for the Holidays

44 Cowl and Scarf Knitting Patterns for the Holidays

Colorful Knitting Cowl Patterns

Neutral Knitting Cowl Patterns

Colorful Knit Scarf Patterns

Neutral Knit Scarf Patterns

 * Bonus: How to Knit an Infinity Scarf for the Holidays



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Colorful Knitting Cowl Patterns

The knitted cowl fashion trend is sweeping the nation, and it's not hard to see why. Keep Jack Frost at bay with these cozy cowls. From bright bubblegum pink to a more subtle dark purple, these knit cowl patterns are just begging to be knit.

  1. True Blue Ribbed CowlTrue Blue Ribbed Cowl
  2. Bubblegum Cowl
  3. Country Cowl Tutorial
  4. Lacy Christmas Cowl
  5. Bird's Eye Scarf
  6. City Girl Cowl
  7. Four Row Holey Cowl
  8. Canaletto Cowl
  9. Fretted Band Cowl
  10. Mirage Cowl


Neutral Knitting Cowl Patterns

If you're going for a more subtle look with your accessories this year, cast on one of these neutral knitting cowl patterns. Don't these beautiful knits look great with darker clothing? Fall in love with the way the Chic Gray cowl looks in black or the way the buttons accent the Snowy Buttoned Cowl.

  1. Snowy Buttoned CowlGap Tastic Cowl
  2. Burberry Inspired Cowl
  3. Chic Gray Cowl
  4. Chunky Knit Snowball Cowl
  5. Snowy Buttoned Cowl
  6. Easy Infini Cowl
  7. Easy Cowl Pattern
  8. Cabled Cowl Scarf
  9. Bittersweet Cowl
  10. Maplewood Cowl


Colorful Knit Scarf Patterns

These knitting patterns for scarves are the best of the best. Try the Cobalt Ruffled scarf for some extra flair or the Memory Lapse scarf for a bright design. With so many colors and patterns, there is definitely a scarf here for you.

  1. Spiced Plum ScarfGarter Drop-Stitch Scarf
  2. Beginner's Fair Isle Scarf
  3. Dragon Scale Keyhole Scarf
  4. Fitzgerald Scarf
  5. Memory Lapse Scarf
  6. Cobalt Ruffled Scarf
  7. Easiest Ever Accordion Scarf
  8. Winter Leaves Scarf
  9. Spiced Plum Scarf
  10. Irish Hooded Scarf



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Neutral Knit Scarf Patterns

Just like the neutral cowls, these free knitting patterns for scarves look great with just about everything. Try the Braided Loaves Scarf pattern for a tan scarf or the Bobble Cable Ascot for a stylish little scarf.

  1. Elegant Seed Stitch ScarfSuper Bulky Two Ball Scarf
  2. Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf
  3. Braided Loaves Scarf
  4. Elegant Seed Stitch Scarf
  5. New York Scarf
  6. The Perfect Men's Scarf
  7. Midnight Goddess Scarf
  8. Beginner's Bulky Scarf
  9. Reversible Cable Scarf



Bonus! How to Knit an Infinity Scarf for the Holidays!

These free knitting patterns for infinity scarves are just what your wardrobe is missing! We've supplied you with five bonus scarf knitting patterns in case the first thirty-nine weren't enough and, let's face it--if you're an avid knitter, they probably weren't! You'll adore these patterns, but good luck giving them away as gifts and not keeping them all for yourself!

  1. Homespun Circle ScarfEasy Winter Infinity Scarf
  2. Up North Infinity Scarf
  3. Homespun Circle Scarf
  4. Cozy Eternity Scarf
  5. Burnished Rose Infinity Scarf




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Sep 26, 2014

nice assortment


May 12, 2014

Cowls have really come into their own in the past couple of years. I love the variety of patterns.


4 Ratings

Nov 10, 2013

where can i get this yarn. Love the cowl but can't find the wool Joan Tallett


Oct 11, 2013

Picture for the Memory Lapse Scarf is incorrect!!! Ravelry shows the correct picture - this picture is a different pattern.


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