I'm starting with the iconic free cowl pattern; the Honey Cowl designed for Madelinetosh yarns. This is a clearly addictive pattern with 16015 cowls made so far. Many people can't just stop at one.
More gorgeous texture in a bulky yarn this time in herringbone stitch.
|© Purl Soho|
Or lacey and leafy. I love this idea of fastening a smaller cowl to fit to order with a gorgeous brooch or pin.
Want to knit a special project with your knitting BFF? The concept for this design was to create a knitted version of “best friend necklaces”. Here's the BFF cowl from Knitty! Interlocking links are knitted flat, then grafted together for all eternity.
|© Marc Smollin|
BFF Cowl by Ysolda Teague & tiny owl knits.
Lace and ridges
Or simple, effective and unisex.
A lacey cowl that's long enough to wrap around and around and nestle into in deepest winter weather.
Linen stitch in leftovers, bright and rainbow and a great stash-buster.
Or lace and texture blended together in a reversible loop that you can just through around your neck without having to figure out which way is up.
|© Galia Lael|
Casu Cowl by Galia Lael
Gorgeous milanese lace. A long loop of airy scallops.
An elegant lace funnel shaped cowl that frames the shoulders and is long enough to warm your neck without bulk.
Simple unisex loops combining stocking stitch, garter and rib. Matching his and hers cowls anyone?
|© Tin Can Knits|
Oats by Tin Can Knits
This one is designed to showcase a variegated yarn without pooling and without the yarn overwhelming the pattern.
Or maybe colour-work is your go? Tell your life story in a wearable cowl.
My Favorite Things Infinity Scarf by Jill McGee
Knitted chevrons in an elegant buttoned cowl.
Crossed stitches produce a distinctive openwork pattern.
|© Reiko Kuwamura|
Lace and cables make for an elegant and airy cowl.
I could go on and on and on and on. I've inspired myself to get out the needles, dive the stash and plan the next cowl. Hope you enjoy knitting a winter cowl too!