I’m excited to tell you about my newest design, the Low-key Cowl! Remember my Low-key vest that I published earlier this year? Well this little neckwarmer is inspired by the construction and stitches I used in the vest.
The idea to create this accessory came from my Mom actually! She was about to start knitting my Low-key vest and was a little nervous about working the split hem join because she had never created one before. She mentioned to me that she wished she could practice the technique a bit on a smaller piece first, like a cowl, and that would give her a better visual about how the whole concept worked. I thought – that’s a great idea! And so the Low-key Cowl idea was born.
It uses just 1 skein of Malabrigo Rios. I recently made three of them (they’re fun and a bit addicting to make!). The top one is in the Frank Ochre color (my absolute favorite Malabrigo colorway!), the middle one is Sunset (a pretty orange), and the bottom one is Purpuras (a rich purple color).
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. And it works up quickly too – I made each of these in only about 4-5 days (just knitting in the evening). It made for some great relaxing knitting at the end of the day.