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La Belle et La Bête cowl kit | preorder

We are delighted to offer preorders for this beautiful yarn and kit between Saturday, April 22 and Thursday, April 27. Kits will ship in 4 to 6 weeks (please note specific shipping details below). I'm afraid we won't be able to accept additional orders after April 27.

Celebrate the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, with a luxurious cowl kit.

The yarn for this kit is front and center: a beautiful cowl-length self-striping set created for us by Must Stash Yarns and debuted at Stitches West 2017.

The cowl, Tale as Old as Time, takes advantage of one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to knit with self-striping yarn: stockinette stitch in the round. Enjoy the magic of color changes that happen automatically, encouraging you to knit just one more stripe. While a stockinette tube cowl can easily be knit without a pattern, I've devised several simple strategies to make the finishing work as easy as the knitting, so your kit includes a PDF pattern.

Choose between a simple yarn and pattern kit, or luxuriate in your memories of this romantic tale with a luxe kit.

Luxe kits include

  • Pattern PDF and Ravelry code

  • Self-striping yarn to knit a full-length (double loop) cowl, as pictured, with two separate 12-stripe sequences

  • Drawstring project bag in our exclusive, artist-drawn fabrics, with original illustrations from artist Chamisa Kellogg -- or upgrade to a different size project bag if you prefer (all four of our sizes are available: in picture order, shawl zip, drawstring, sock zip and sock n' book tote)

  • Be Our Guest miniature china cup or teapot progress marker

  • Set of themed stitch markers

  • Themed, original greeting card in our knitspiration series

  • One ounce of hand-blended, loose leaf tea created just for us by Plum Deluxe

Yarn & pattern kits include

  • Pattern PDF and Ravelry code

  • Self-striping yarn to knit a full-length (double loop) or small (single loop) cowl

If you would like to add a coordinating project bag or stitch markers, simply choose from our a la carte listings. We will pack and ship everything all together as a "custom" kit.


This is a preorder and will ship in 4 to 6 weeks, but the exact shipping timeframe will depend on how many orders we receive and where you are in the queue. We anticipate that orders will start shipping at the end of May and will ship throughout the month of June.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Laura L. Laura

Beautiful, vibrant colors on an oh-so-soft yarn base. Love, love, love!

Susan Diedrich S.D. Susan D.
The yarn is beautiful!

Just received my kit a couple of days ago, and I loved everything. Especially the yarn, which is not only beautiful, but is also very very soft.

Carol W. C.W. Carol W.
Beautiful Kit!

I received and have started my cowl from the La Belle et Le Bette kit, the yarn is lovely, everything was beautifully packaged. Will continue to buy Little Skein's awesome products.

Jill McKibben J.M. Jill M.
This yarn is awesome!

Loved the service of the vendor and the colors are smashing!

Geri Hildreth G.H. Geri H.
Such a Joy

It is always such a pleasure getting one of the kits from Little Skein in the Big Wool. The packaging is artfully arranged and all the supplies are so pretty. Thank you Anne for another fun project.