*You can read the full story of these cowl kits over on the blog here: https://woolymossroots.com/2022/02/beekeeper-cowl-kits/
*This kit comes with your choice of toggle buttons in Oregon madrone wood or in a mix of woods, both pictured. If you have a preference between the two, please write madrone or mix under notes to seller, thanks!*
We are so excited to announce these new Beekeeper Cowl Kits in our shop! We are grateful to Marie Greene, of Olive Knits, for featuring our WoolyMossRoots toggle buttons in her Beekeeper Cowl pattern, and also for giving us her blessing for creating kits with her pattern. We want to thank Brooke Sinnes, of Sincere Sheep yarn, for providing the amazing yarn for these kits! We also want to thank Valerie (on Instagram @vyep) for being our model in these pictures!
This listing is for the cowl kits with blue yarn. (The grey cowls pictured show what the Beekeeper Cowls look like knit up with the combination of Sincere Sheep yarn and WoolyMossRoots buttons, but I want to clarify that this listing is for the *blue* yarn option.) Our Beekeeper Cowl Kits come with two skeins of yarn to knit the Beekeeper Cowl, and 5 handmade toggle buttons. *Also, the first 10 people to purchase a cowl kit will receive a free pattern with their order! We ordered the patterns directly from the company that sells them to yarn shops, each pattern is printed on high quality cardstock and we put each one in a page protector. Each pattern has a Ravelery PDF Download Code on the back. (If you miss the chance for the free pattern included, you can simply purchase the pattern at Olive Knits here: https://www.oliveknits.com/product/beekeeper-cowl/ )
The Beekeeper Cowl is such a lovely pattern, and is so cozy to wear. Here is more about he pattern: "Beautifully textured cowl – a companion to the Beekeeper Cardigan! 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. If you love the Little Bee texture in the Beekeeper Cardigan, this will give you another way to play with it!" "Skill Level: Intermediate, Sizes: One size fits most, Finished Measurements Approximately 11 in/27.5 cm tall, 30 in/75 cm wide (buttoned)." (P.S. Here is a link that includes videos on how to work the little bee stitch: https://www.oliveknits.com/pattern-resources/beekeeper-cardigan-tutorials/ )
Let me just tell you how amazing this yarn is! Brooke's Covet (DK weight) yarn is a blend of Rambouillet wool, Huacaya alpaca, and silk. It's so soft and such a joy to knit with! Add to that, Brooke uses natural dyes to dye each and every skein. I love all the colors she has created, and had so much fun picking out a variety of colors for these kits. Here's more about the yarn from the Sincere Sheep site:
"Covet is our luxurious, custom-spun DK weight California yarn made with 60% Rambouillet wool from Double R Farms in Marysville, CA, 25% Huacaya alpaca from Alpacas of Marin in Nicacio, CA and 15% silk. It has a lovely hand feel, with some variation that lends a little rustic quality in appearance.
We had the Rambouillet wool blended with black and gray Huacaya alpaca to create a lovely, heathered naturally gray yarn that we then over-dye. The colors that are listed "over gray" are dyed on this naturally gray Covet base as opposed to the white Covet base.
Double R Farms consistently raises award-winning Rambouillet ewes and rams on their ranch in Marysville, CA and won Supreme Ram at the 2017 Mendocino Co. Fair."
About the buttons: These wooden toggle buttons were created by my husband Jeff in Oregon madrone wood, and a mix of woods. We love madrone wood- the warm hue is so beautiful, and the speckles in the grain are so unique. For the mix of woods option, the woods are: sustainably farmed leopardwood, Oregon myrtlewood, reclaimed purpleheart, cherry, and reclaimed mahogany. They make such a fun mix together! He sands and polishes the buttons so smooth, even around the edges, you'll love the way they feel. All the sanding and polishing also brings out the beauty of the wood, and makes it glow. Full of handmade character, these unique toggles make a fun addition to handknits. So much love goes into making these buttons for you to enjoy on your special, creative projects!
Beautiful wood + lots of sanding + natural oil finish + polishing on the buffing wheel + a whole lotta love = some gorgeous buttons for your special projects.
~Care Instructions~ Care for these buttons as you would wool: hand wash garment in cool water and lay flat to dry. If the wood should dry out from washing, a little walnut oil (or other natural oil) on a soft cloth works well to moisturize them. Oiling them will keep your buttons beautiful and protect them from drying out.
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