Beeswax Cowl by Amy van de Laar
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Beeswax Cowl

June 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
280 - 320 yards (256 - 293 m)
One size, plus instructions for resizing
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The Beeswax Cowl is a cosy, generously-sized neck-warmer, the matching complement to the Beeswax Hat and Mitts. It features the same double-layered honeycomb pattern, flowing naturally into and out of the ribbed edges.

The honeycomb texture is made up of simple mini-cables, which can be knit without a cable needle. I’ve included instructions for my favourite twist method, which I find intuitive and easy to remember, but you can use any method you prefer.

Materials: Approximately 280 yards of DK or worsted-weight yarn. I used 120g (one-and-a-bit skeins) of Vintage Purls Max, which is a heavy-DK-weight merino/nylon sock yarn. For a matching hat and cowl set, two skeins will be plenty. If substituting yarn, I recommend choosing a bouncy merino or other woollen-spun yarn with lots of ‘body’, so the cables are plump and well-defined.

Sizing: One size: 25” in circumference (unstretched), and 10” in height. If you like your cowls to be snugger or longer than this, suggestions are included for resizing.

Both charted and written instructions are included.

Pattern is for personal use only.

Tutorial: How to work mini-cables without a cable needle