Every time I do a roundup of cowl knitting patterns, it seems like another round of the projects hits my email box. That’s a good problem to have because cowls are fun to knit and really useful. I don’t wear scarves much any more because I have knit enough cowls to keep me covered instead.
(I’ve knit enough cowls to keep everyone else covered, too, since that’s what I’ve been making for holiday gifts.)
If you need some more warmth for the cold season, here are some more great choices.
The Out on the Town Circle from Lion Brand is worked in an easy spiral rib and a bulky yarn so you can finish it on the double for a weekend of warmth and ease.
The Textured Cowl and Smock Lace Cowl (both PDFs) and both worked in shades of Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grand Hand Dyed. This is a really pretty, super warm yarn, and these would work up in no time, too, because of the big yarn and simple repeating stitch patterns.
Holy Cowl from Ewe Ewe Yarns, designed by Heather Walpole (also a PDF) is a cute project that is, indeed, full of holes. They’re made like giant buttonholes, where you bind off on one row and cast on again on the next.
Flor de Maio is a really pretty lace design from Meg Meyers for Classic Elite Yarn. It’s worked in a reversible lace pattern so it looks good no matter how it falls when you wear it. And a garter eyelet edging keeps the edges from curling, which is always nice.
Beth Ann Paustain has another good one for Classic Elite, this time a three-color ribbed loop with an easy to memorize stitch pattern.
If you love basketweave, the Easy Ombre Cowl from Noble Knits is a great choice. It uses a multicolored yarn, but of course you could use a solid or knit your own stripes if you’d rather.
Add some simple lacy luxury to your life with a mesh cowl worked in a 100 percent cashmere yarn (PDF). This pattern is by Leti Ruiz for Tahki Stacy Charles. Their Quitetude Cowl is another simple choice in pretty bulky yarn.
The pretty lace cowl Michelle from Berroco is pretty, too, worked in multicolored Mojo yarn with an easy repeating lace pattern.
Heidi from Hands Occupied has a great cowl worked in roving called the Low Tide Cowl, which uses cables worked sideways for an oceanic effect. And if you’re ready to try brioche check out the two color brioche cowl from Milk-Shed.
That should keep you going for a while, yes? I’d love to know if any of these catch your fancy.