Tectum - Deep Within The Hive Cowl by Jennifer Kirchenbauer
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Tectum - Deep Within The Hive Cowl

Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette - for yarn selection
US 17 - 12.75 mm
85 - 100 yards (78 - 91 m)
one size but can be continued to desired length for full scarf
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Tectum - means a cover or shield - it is also the word for cell, as in the cells of the honeycomb.

Pattern is both written and charted - with US and metric equivalents.

A dual sided reversible cowl with different and unique texture on each side.

Works up fast with extra super bulky yarn and big needles.

Simple to knit slipped lace stitch pattern. The stitch pattern chart/description seems complex but is truly very simple ~ once you’ve done a few reps it nearly knits itself!

Needs blocking for full effect.


90 yd/82 meter of extra super bulky yarn @ 2WPI
~ Sample used 1 hank of Malabrigo Rasta, I highly recommend using the Rasta!

US 17/12.75 mm or US 15/10 mm needles
~ I knit tightly, and used US 17/12.75 mm for sample - if you knit loosely try the US 15/10 mm

Row counter

Tapestry needle ~ to sew in ends
Blocking wires &/or T-pins
Blocking surface

2 (+) pairs of different 1.25” -1.5” (3 - 4 cm) buttons ~ will be sewn together back to back to create ‘anywhere’ buttons

Elastic thread ~ for buttons


Gauge is not critical, but will affect yardage and size!
For yarn/needle selection = 8 sts = 4” (10 cm)

Sample post-blocking measurements = 9” by 29.5” (23 by 75 cm)