Holiday Countdown: Scarves and Cowls for Winter

This year, Interweave is helping you get ready for the holiday season with some of our most popular projects from the past few years. Today, and for the next week, many of our scarf and cowl patterns will be on sale to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list—including yourself!

Is there anything better than a cozy cowl or scarf to keep out the cold in the winter? Cowls and scarves are often some of the first projects knitters embark on, and I’m always delighted when I return to them.

scarf and cowl patterns

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The Aurelia Cowl by designer Hilary Smith Callis is a delightfully lacey cowl-shawl. Check out the Ravelry page to check out all of the gorgeous takes on this design—and maybe find a little inspiration yourself!

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 23 ½” circumference at top opening and 20 ½” tall at center.

Yarn Weight 3

Sample Yarn TSC Artyarn Tranquility Glitter (60% extrafine Merino wol, 25% cashmere, 15% silk with lurex; 400 yd [366 m]/57 g): #TG-9 tobacco gold, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy-Charles Inc.

scarf and cowl patterns

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I’m a big fan of The Lord of the Rings, so I was thrilled to discover the All Who Wander Cowl by designer Kyle Kunnecke,  which takes the quote that wraps around the cowl’s center from Tolkien’s work! This piece offers knitters the perfect opportunity to explore color combinations, with a plethora of stranded designs coming together to create the cowl.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 46.5″ circumference and 14″ tall.

Yarn Weight 3

Sample Yarn Mountain Meadow Wool Jackson (100% merino): charcoal (gray; A), 2 skeins; pinecone (brown; B), denim (blue; C), brick (red; D), and sorrel (tan; E), 1 skein each.

scarf and cowl patterns

Photo by Harper Point Photography.

If you’re looking for something with a bit of a twist, check out the Alcova Scarf. Designed by Megan Nodecker, this charmingly cabled scarf is reversible—the fabric looks nearly identical on both sides. Even better, it knits up in worsted, making for quicker knitting!

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 8.5″ wide at middle, 11″ wide at each end, and 55″ long.

Yarn Weight 4

Sample Yarn HiKoo Simplinatural (40% baby alpaca, 40% fine merino wool, 20% mulberry silk): #032 first press olive, 4 skeins. Yarn distributed by Skacel.

scarf and cowl patterns

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Another reversible project, the Empire Bluff Cowl designed by Bonnie Nurnberger has a two-color brioche-stitch cable pattern. If you’re looking to play around with colors, or hoping to learn a bit about two-color brioche, this would make an excellent project.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 24″ circumference and 12″ tall.

Yarn Weight 3

Sample Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (100% baby alpaca; 110 yd/1¾ oz): #807 dijon (yellow; MC) and #508 natural medium gray (CC), 2 skeins each.

scarf and cowl patterns

Photo by Harper Point Photography.

The Mason’s Scarf by designer Carol Feller can be paired with its companion, the Mason’s Hat. Either way, the pattern features gorgeous, reversible cables, and the original Donegal tweed yarn gives the piece a rustic feel.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 66″ long and 5½” wide.

Yarn Weight 4

Sample Yarn Studio Donegal Soft Donegal (100% merino wool; 210 yd 190 m/3½ oz 100 g): 5221 grey, 3 skeins.

What are you knitting this holiday season? Let us know in the comments!

Be sure to count your stitches!
Julia


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