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Knifty Knitter Cowl Patterns

Updated on February 7, 2018
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I love to share my favorite patterns on the web for people out there who like making things as much as I do!

Cowl from Lion Brand Yarn - for the Yellow Round Loom

Cowl Patterns for the Knifty Knitters

This page is ode to the cowl. There are many beautiful cowls that can be knitted on the Knifty Knitter looms. Most of the patterns listed here on made using the extra large round loom, which is yellow. There is also one pattern here for a rectangle loom cowl. If you want to use Boye brand looms to make these cowls the XL round loom from their set, which is purple, can be substituted in any of the round loom patterns.

Yellow Round Loom

Provo Craft Knifty Knitter Looms - Extra Large Round
Provo Craft Knifty Knitter Looms - Extra Large Round

The cowl patterns on this page are made using this yellow round loom. They can also be made by substituting the Boye purple round loom.


Cowl Pattern from Lion Brand

This cowl pattern from Lion Brand yarn, shown above, will take an experienced knitter and evening to make, or a beginner a few days. It uses the one-over-two stitch, or knit by pulling one loop over the top two loops on the peg. Continue knitting until it's 20 inches long. A unique cast-off technique is used, placing waste yarn in each stitch until the edge is sewn under and the waste yarn is discarded. You'll need a pom pom maker as well to embellish the bottom of the cowl.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

  • pom pom maker
  • yellow round Knifty Knitter loom
  • knitting hook
  • Lion Brand Jiffy yarn
  • yarn needle

Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn

Supplies for the Lion Brand Cowl from

The supplies listed to make the cowl above are available from It's made with Lion Brand Jiffy yarn, which is a bulky yarn that knits up think and helps a project go quickly. The color is Brandy Wine. Shop at home and save some time.

Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn in the color Wine

Quick and Easy Cowl from Live...Dream...Be - for the Yellow Round Loom

Simple Beginner Cowl Featuring the EWrap Stitch

This pattern will take an experienced loom knitter and evening to make, or a beginner a few days. It is done using only one strand of yarn for a lighter weight cowl. You begin by e wrapping the looms. Knit approximately 40 rows and cast off. It's as simple as that and this will be a good project for those that are new to loom knitting. The finished cowl will naturally roll at both ends because of the stitch that is used.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

  • Yellow Knifty Knitter round loom
  • Knitting hook
  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn
  • Yarn needle

Quick and Easy Pattern

Cowl Pattern Supplies

Red Heart Super Saver yarn is used to make the cowl above. It is a very synthetic and inexpensive yarn sold in bulk quantity. You can find it at WalMart or at

Basket Weave Cowl by Craft Garden Mom - for the Yellow Round Loom

Lion Brand Yarns Free Cowl Pattern

I'd love to have a finished photo to show you of this cowl, but unfortunately it's still a work in progress. The basket weave pattern should add interesting dimension to the finished look of the knitting fabric.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

  • Yellow Knifty Knitter round loom
  • Knitting hook
  • Lion Brand Thick'NQuick yarn
  • Yarn needle

Basket Weave Pattern

Mock Crochet Cowl - from the Working Yarn Blog

Mock Crochet Pattern Cowl.

This quick pattern takes only 4 hours to make. It's made of Merino wool yarn. The stitch used is the mock crochet stitch, which is fun to learn. The extra large round yellow loom is used, but as mentioned above the Boye XL loom in the set of round looms could be substituted. The basic flow is to cast on, knit 12 inches and cast off. This pattern was published on the TypePad blog. See the link to the pattern below.

Skill Level: Intermediate

You will need:

  • Knifty Knitter Yellow Round Loom (XL)
  • Knitting hook
  • 2 balls of Merino Wool Yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet Hook to Cast On

Mock Crochet Pattern

Marino Wool Yarn to Make a Washable Cowl

The yarn used in this project is Martha Stewart's Marino yarn. Marino is a type of washable wool for people that prefer to knit with natural fibers instead of synthetic. If you love the warmth of wool, but want to be able to throw your cowl in the washing machine, this yarn is for you. I'm a huge fan of natural fibers because they breathe, but still keep you warm. I also love that there isn't any static with natural fibers after removing them from the dryer. That's right did you know that static comes from washing and drying synthetic fibers, such as polyester? If you wear natural fibers, such as cotton and wool, you will rarely have static in your clothes.

Cowl That Is A Purse from Gettin' It Pegged - for the pink long loom

Cowl Purse Combo Pattern by Get'n It Pegged

The Get'n It Pegged blog has a pattern for this cozy cowl which can be converted into a purse. It is made with bulky weight yarn, which usually makes a project go super fast. The cowl, or is it a purse? Either way it is embellished with buttons.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

  • Pink Knifty Knitter long loom
  • Knitting hook
  • Bulky weight yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet hook

Pattern for Purse Combo

Warm Winter Cowl by Crafts Unleashed - for the Rectangle Knifty Knitter Loom

Crafts Unleashed Cowl Pattern

This pattern will take an experienced loom knitter and evening to make, or a beginner a few days. The Caron Natura Lace Yarn used here makes a warm and cozy finished cowl. You will knit with two yarns held together as one. This is a way to knit with thinner, lightweight yarn and create a dense finished knit as if a bulky yarn was used. The unique thing about this pattern is that unlike the others above, this is made on the rectangle loom. A long loom from Provo Craft or Boye could be substituted if it has enough pegs.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

  • Rectangle Knifty Knitter Loom
  • Knitting Hook
  • Caron Natura Lace Yarn 1lb
  • Yarn needle

Pattern from Crafts Unleashed

Knifty Knitter Cowl with Hood

The basic steps to knit a hooded cowl on the round looms are shown in the YouTube video below for those of you that prefer to watch instead of read instructions. It is and easy to knit a hooded cowl and this is a great project for loom knitters that have mastered scarves and potholders and want a bigger project.

How to Loom Knit a Hooded Cowl DIY Tutorial

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Knifty Knitter Cabled Cowl - for the round looms

This video tutorial will show the basic steps to loom knitting a cabled cowl. What is a cable? In knitting, the cable that runs up and down creates texture in the knit. You can see the cables in the photo of this cowl.

How to Loom Knit a Cabled Cowl

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Cowls make such a lovely presentation and sound easy to create on your Knifty Knitter...very nifty!


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