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67 Cowl and Scarf Knitting Patterns for the Holidays


Updated October 11, 2016
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Two Hour Princess ScarfIf you’re looking for knit scarves to give as gifts or a warm cowl for yourself, look no further. 67 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

67 Cowl and Scarf Knitting Patterns for the Holidays

Table of Contents

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. The hardest part will be deciding which free knitting pattern to work up first. With so many excellent options to choose from, you will have everyone on your gift list taken care of in no time. No one can resist such a practical and beautiful handmade present for the holiday season. Plus, a pop of color is just what the doctor ordered on gray days when the sun is nowhere to be seen. Work up one of these brightly colored knit cowl patterns and spread light to all those around you.

  1. True Blue Ribbed CowlTrue Blue Ribbed Cowl - pictured
  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
  11. Sunset Brioche Cowl
  12. Easy Cozy Cowl
  13. Chevron Lace Cowl Knitting Pattern
  14. Let It Slip Knit 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. Any fashionista in your life will love wearing one of these neutral cowls out and about. The versatility of these cowl knitting patterns really sets them apart from the rest. You can pair them with anything in your wardrobe and look effortlessly put together in no time. At the end of the day, when it comes to neutral knitting patterns, you really can't go wrong, because they'll work with practically everything and anything currently in your wardrobe.

  1. Snowy Buttoned CowlGap Tastic Cowl
  2. Burberry Inspired Cowl
  3. Chic Gray Cowl
  4. Chunky Knit Snowball Cowl
  5. Snowy Buttoned Cowl - pictured
  6. Easy Infini Cowl
  7. Easy Cowl Pattern
  8. Cabled Cowl Scarf
  9. Bittersweet Cowl
  10. Maplewood Cowl
  11. Lazy Friday Cowl
  12. Two Ways Giant Knit 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. After all, you can't go wrong with color. A bright scarf wrapped around your neck will turn even a gray and snowy day around. In the winter, when it seems as if everything is covered in white, you can really stand out from the crowd with one of these beautiful knit scarf patterns. The rich hues are simply irresistible! Plus, you can wear a scarf so many different ways - the possibilities are simply endless.

  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 - pictured
  10. Irish Hooded Scarf
  11. Cable Avenue Knit Scarf
  12. Ojos de Bruja Scarf
  13. Jumbo Stripe Scarf
  14. Milky Way Scarf Knitting Pattern
  15. Apricot Cocoa Striped Scarf Pattern
  16. Blue Steel Knit 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. Cowl and scarf knitting patterns can be the perfect addition to a tasteful, simple outfit. If you're knitting a scarf for a loved one and you're not sure if he or she is into wearing a lot of color, then a neutral piece is the way to go. You can't go wrong when it comes to these versatile colors, because they really do work with anything and everything.

  1. Elegant Seed Stitch ScarfSuper Bulky Two Ball Scarf
  2. Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf
  3. Braided Loaves Scarf
  4. Elegant Seed Stitch Scarf - pictured
  5. New York Scarf
  6. The Perfect Men's Scarf
  7. Midnight Goddess Scarf
  8. Beginner's Bulky Scarf
  9. Reversible Cable Scarf
  10. Pom Pom Easy Knit Scarf
  11. Eggnog Knit Scarf Pattern
  12. Warm and Cozy Garter Ridge Scarf
  13. Honeycomb Twist Knit Super Scarf
  14. Cascades Knit Scarf


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! Enjoy these wonderful free knitting patterns for the holidays. In fact, these beautiful scarf and cowl patterns are perfect all year round. You don't need a special occasion in order to work up one of these delightful patterns, so grab those needles and cast on! Whether you make one of these infinity scarves for yourself or a loved one, you are guaranteed to have a good time and spread joy to all those around you.

  1. Homespun Circle ScarfEasy Winter Infinity Scarf
  2. Up North Infinity Scarf
  3. Homespun Circle Scarf - pictured
  4. Cozy Eternity Scarf
  5. Burnished Rose Infinity Scarf
  6. The Easiest Elegant Infinity Scarf
  7. Checkmate Knit Infinity Scarf
  8. Cozy Weekend Infinity Scarf
  9. Two Hour Princess Scarf
  10. Lavender Lace Infinity Scarf
  11. Purple Ombre Infinity Scarf


What's your favorite thing to knit for the holidays?


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It was a good ideas on knitting cowl patterns and scarf too..

A delightful collection of scarves and cowls. I think I have become addicted to knitting cowls, regret the time sweaters take from the cowl time

nice assortment

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

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

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


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