I made a Honey Cowl!

And I loved every stitch of it (see the project details on Ravelry). I’m going to gush now. Brace yourself.

Hone Cowl, Close-up

I love the yarn (Madeline Tosh tosh merino, in Logwood). I love how the yarn loved my Addi Turbos. I love the fabric. I love how simple the pattern is.

I love that I was so desperate to keep knitting that I “calculated” how many more rounds I could squeeze out of the one skein of yarn. And I love that I was wrong by half a round. And I love that I’m so flippin’ consistent in my colour preferences that I had a similarly coloured (Tosh, no less!) yarn going for another project, so I stole a few yards of it. I love that I don’t care that this pinch-hitting yarn is a different texture.


I used to wonder why people would choose to knit the same pattern over and over again (or, you know, even just twice), but now I know.

I want to make 700 of these.


  • http://twitter.com/pepperknit Erin Slonaker

    I just finished a Honey Cowl–actually I was going to shoot it today but it’s rainy so I’ll try tomorrow–and do not feel the same way :) It’s lovely; I just don’t want to knit it again!

  • http://www.kimwerker.com/ Kim Werker

    It’s funny how we respond so differently to projects, as crafters. There have been so many wildly popular designs I’ve simply hated making. And others I made bad decisions about (Clapotis in a mohair blend ā€“ that was a genius move).

    It’s possible I want an excuse to buy *two* skeins of Tosh to make a long Honey Cowl next time. #crack

  • http://www.facebook.com/karlia3 Karli Anderson

    It is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • http://twitter.com/CraftLit Heather Ordover