In its classic simplicity, the Near + Dear Cowl sets the scene for our new incredibly soft, totally gorgeous, 100% cashmere Nigh DK to take center stage!

Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho

Nigh DK’s exquisite fiber comes from Mongolia, where much of the world’s highest grade of cashmere is produced. With its cold, harsh winters, this region compels its resident goats to grow the very soft, downy undercoats that are the amazing source for cashmere!

Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho

We want each moment you spend with this yarn to be special, so once Nigh DK is made, we give it an extra wash (actually several!) to make sure it’s soft-as-can-be from the first time you touch it.

Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho

The simple shape and stitches of the Near + Dear Cowl highlight the over-the-top beauty of Nigh DK. With four even plies, the yarn’s structure, plus its distinctive cashmere halo, mean that it looks amazing in this ribbed design, knitting into an even fabric with a subtle depth and gentle glow.

Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho

Nigh DK is available in a palette of 21 colors, some solid, some heathered, all gorgeous. 

Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho

Dip into the cool waters, choosing from this collection of blues and neutrals, or explore Nigh DK’s warmer side with colors like Quince Blossom, French Prune, or Golden Ochre.

Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho
Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho

Whichever color you choose, we are so excited to get this yarn into your hands… We hope you enjoy every stitch!

Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Laura Ferguson.

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Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho
  • 1 skein of Purl Soho’s Nigh DK, 100% cashmere. Each skein is 199 yards/ 55 grams; approximately 199 total yards required. We used Heirloom White, Nickel Gray, Raindrop Blue, Morning Sky, and Harbor Blue.
  • US 4 (3.5 mm), 16-inch circular needles
  • A stitch marker


28 stitches and 37 rounds = 4 inches in stitch pattern

NOTE: We used almost the entire skein for this cowl. To avoid running out of yarn, be sparing with your tails and check your gauge. Be sure to block your swatch, too… After all, cashmere does tend to relax!


Finished Dimensions: Approximately 18 inches circumference x 9½ inches tall



This pattern is worked over a multiple of 6 stitches.


Cast on 126 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Place stitch marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: *K5, p1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 until piece measures 9½ inches from cast-on edge.

Bind off in pattern.

Weave in the ends and gently wet block.

Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho
Near + Dear Cowl | Purl Soho