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.
For the companion sweater, see Beekeeper Cardigan here.
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
- 5 buttons ¾ – 1 in (19 – 25 mm)
- Blocking pins, blocking mat