6 Easy Scarves + Cowls to Keep Your Neck Cozy


Whether your more of a cowl lady or love the wrap-ability of a good scarf, we've got your neck covered with six knit-worthy projects.

1. The Scarflette

The scarflette is totally a thing, and it just happens to be the perfect thing for a newbie knitter. Most scarves are long (long = miles of knitting). Not so for this shorty scarf. If you're looking for instant gratification, look no further.

2. Feel the Fringe

Yeah, we jumped on the fringe bandwagon, and we're not looking back. This big, bold, bulky scarf makes use of simple garter stitch, graphic color changes, and a good helping of (you guessed it) fringe.

3. Knit, Purl, Weave

Knits and purls make this scarf basic. The woven fringe added at the end? That's what makes it extra. Any scarf that let's us combine knitting and weaving is a win in our book.

This scarf may look complicated, but if you can knit, purl, cast on, and bind off, you've got it. Promise! The woven fringe is worked in after you're done knitting: no special tools required.

4. Let's Hear it for the Cowl

Get ready to go circular with your knitting. The Basket Weave Cowl is an explosion of texture, but still uses all the same stitches you know and love, so you can focus on working in the round (it's easy, promise!)

5. Stash to the Rescue

Think of this pattern as more of a loose recipe than a strict pattern. Want to use lace-weight yarn? No problem. Looking for something a little warmer? This pattern can handle that, too. So go ahead and dig around in your stash for something special and get knitting.

6. We Love This Scarf x Infinity!

Spoiler alert: infinity scarf is just a fancy name for a long cowl. If you're feeling good with your basic skills, give this scarf a shot — you'll learn a few next-level tricks to make your knitting infinitely more exciting.

Everything you need to start knitting with confidence.
Susan B. Anderson
Susan B. Anderson
Keep yourself and loved ones feeling snug and looking stylish in your one-of-a-kind cowls. Use Laura's templates and techniques to breeze through designing original cowls.
Laura Nelkin
Laura Nelkin
Knitters know that any time you take on a project, you'd better be ready to learn something new. That's just the way creativity works. And as a self-taught knitter, I've experienced my share of struggles over the years. (Why does stockinette curl like that? Why are my edges so sloppy when everyone else's seem so neat?) So, without further fuss, here are six top tips I wish I'd learned sooner.
Terry Matz
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