Knitting Chic Cowls

By Emily Vanek

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Cowls are fun, fast, and fresh this season! From basic rib to intricate lace, cowls are the new stylish knit garment. With literally hundreds of cowl patterns here on Craftsy, you are sure to find inspiration for creating your own.

In this Chunky Cowl, you will use big needles, bulky yarn and knit in garter stitch. Simply follow the pattern, seam the cast on and cast off edges and create this cowl in a flash. Better yet, there's no reason for circular or double pointed needles in this quick project.

In the Spruce Cowl, you can also knit the pattern flat, but instead of seaming the ends together, you'll be able to add buttons. As a result, you can double it up for a cowl, or wear it as a traditional scarf. Two accessories in one! And the best part is that the pattern is free.

The Amarillo Cowl is the perfect blend of cables and ribs. It's even knit in the round so there is no seaming! This is a great project for trying your hand at cables, or if you're a more experienced knitter, it makes a quick, fun and gorgeous knit for in between intricate projects.

cowl tutorial workshop

If you are looking for a great cowl project but need a bit of help, why not take our Swirling Tendrils Cowl Workshop? Our workshops are great because they provide step-by-step instructions and helpful hints along the way. In the Swirling Tendrils Cowl workshop, designer Sarah Wilson guides you through making a beautiful cowl out of one skein of fingering weight yarn and large needles. Knit in the round, this eye catcher is sure to get you noticed.

Sheila Zachariae also has a great workshop for a knit cowl. This one is aimed towards beginners and in the end, you will have a lovely cabled cowl knit in bulky weight! The buttons are a great embellishment, making this cowl look like very posh.

The combinations of patterns and techniques are endless when it comes to cowls. Knit up a bit quicker than a traditional scarf, they make for great gifts. Discover all of Craftsy's beautiful cowl patterns here. Which one will you make next? Comment below and share your favorite cowl patterns!

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