Low-key Cowl


Low-Key Cowl is a 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! 

Is 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.

This is the PDF version of the pattern. After going through the checkout you will receive an email with a downloadable PDF link. If you prefer to purchase through Ravelry, click here.


Finished Measurements: 9.5″ height x 22.75″ circumference

Gauge: 18 stitches and 28 rows = 4″ in St st in the round.

(Note: exact gauge is not critical but it will affect your finished measurements and yarn usage).

Yarn: Approx 200 yds of worsted weight yarn, shown in Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino; 100g = 210 yds), 1 skein, shown in Frank Ochre.

Note: some pictures also show an orange version which is the Sunset color and a purple version which is Purpuras.

Needles & Other Supplies:

  • 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.