Third Beach buttoned cowl knitting pattern by Holli Yeoh | Tempest book

Third Beach

A quick little project combining a double strand of Silk Fog in a simple lace pattern with the luxurious CashLuxe Fine done in contrasting garter ridges. Two buttonholes are worked on one end, but don’t let that limit you from using the holes in the lace pattern as buttonholes! Sew on several buttons for lots of options when wearing, or just use a couple. The cowl can be worn loose as shown as well as snug and cozy around the neck or at a rakish, asymmetrical angle.

Published in Tempest

This knitting pattern includes both a chart and written instructions, and several options for buttoning and wearing the cowl.


MC: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Fog in Mink; 255 yd (233 m) per 1.75 oz (50 g) skein; 76% Cultivated Silk, 24% Fine
CC: 1 skein SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine in Tumbled Stone; 400 yd (365 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon


3.5 mm (US 4) and 3.75 mm (US 5) circular needles, 60 cm (24") long


Two 12-st repeats = 4½" (11.5 cm) and two 16-row repeats = 4" (10 cm) over Third Beach pattern using 2 strands of Silk Fog (MC) held together and a single strand of CashLuxe Fine (CC) and using larger needle.

Size/Finished Measurements

5 x 24" (12.5 x 61 cm) unbuttoned


Basic knitting skills, yarn overs, k2tog/ssk decs, working from simple lace chart or written instructions, knit-on edging, picking up stitches, sewing on buttons.

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