Rowlock Cowl

I’d spoken before of my love of cowls. They’re simple, very customizable, and can be made in just about every yarn gauge. They have advantages that the usual rectangular scarves don’t give. A cowl doesn’t get stuck in a door or caught on something as you walk by, unless you’re really close. If it’s around your neck, you don’t have to worry about it falling off your neck or becoming unraveled on a windy day. I say you can make a cowl in just about any yarn gauge because if you make it in a yarn that’s too bulky, you might look like …

If it’s cold enough to wear this where you live, that’s fine. Make it work for you. Just don’t let your accessories eat you. Not to worry with the Rowlock Cowl!


When I started this, I wanted something that would keep me warm (hello there, alpaca), would be easy to knit (hello there, Netflix addiction), and would let the yarn and the stitch pattern both stand out. The Shi Bui Knits Baby Alpaca DK is so soft and has great drape, something that the pattern still shows off while having some substance.

Check it out and knit one for yourself!


2 thoughts on “Rowlock Cowl

  1. I purchased this pattern 9/14/15 early in the morning, via Ravelry which should have been a download, PDF file. I’ve not received this despite two requests (same day); nor have I received a response to my inquiry, and I’m still waiting. The lack of response does not speak well of “customer service”. The pattern is definitely cute and I would really like to make this; I just don’t know if it’s worth the aggravation. I will continue to pursue this until I receive an adequate response.


    • Hi, Sandy. I apologize that I did not receive your previous messages! I replied to your comment via email and hope that this will be the only hiccup in knitting your project. Happy knitting!


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