The ultimate multi-season accessory, the Beekeeper Cowl is both playful and refined. With decadent yarn, vivid textural details, and a button closure, this quick cowl is the perfect weekend project.
Skill Level Intermediate
Sizes One size fits most
Finished Measurements Approximately 11 in/27.5 cm tall, 30 in/75 cm wide (buttoned)
DK|Lux Adorna 100% Cashmere DK |140 yards/128 meters per 50g | 280 yards/256 meters (you will use nearly every bit of yardage – if you want to modify, you will need more yarn)
Knit in deliciously soft cashmere (or any DK weight yarn that feels great against your skin), this cowl should be medium-bodied with subtle drape after blocking. Solids or semi-solids will show stitch definition best, but you can play with a variegated option if you prefer to see more color and less defined texture.
US Size 7/4.5mm 24 in (60 cm) circular needle (body of cowl)
US Size 5/3.75mm 24 in (60 cm) circular needle (ribbing)
Note: Use needle size necessary to obtain gauge
18 st and 30 rows with larger needle over 4 in/10cm in Little Bee pattern, blocked (gauge isn’t essential)
Yarn needle, stitch markers, and 5 buttons ¾ – 1 in (19 – 25 mm)