Low-Key Cowl by Elizabeth Smith Knits | Low-Key Cowl is a 1 skein worsted-weight neckwarmer featuring a split hem and garter ridges, inspired by the construction of my Low-key vest. If you have never worked a split hem before, this is a great opportunity to try it out! Plus I have a new video tutorial that shows you how to work the joining row (which creates the split hem), so if you’ve never worked this technique before, don’t worry - I walk you through the whole process!
This cowl uses just 1 skein of worsted-weight yarn, shown in the beautiful Malabrigo Rios. It’s also a great project to use up stash yarn – you can use multiple colors and just have fun! This pattern is a great beginner-friendly design where you just work simple stitches, but at the same time you create this cool split hem effect that gives it a fun, modern twist.
Gauge: 18 sts & 28 rnds = 4”/10 cm in St st in the round after blocking
Note: Exact gauge is not critical but it will affect your finished measurement and yarn usage.
Finished Measurements: 22.75" circumference
Materials Used: Approx 200 yds of worsted weight yarn, shown in Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino; 100g = 210 yds), 1 skein, shown in Frank Ochre.
• US 8/5 mm 24”/60 cm circ, or size needed to obtain gauge.
• US 7/4.5 mm 24”/60 cm circ, or 1 needle size smaller than that used to get gauge.
• Stitch markers.
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Skill Level: Beginner