Honey Cowl

Honey Cowl

It’s not often that I get to knit something that’s popular in a timely manner but this project was somewhat timely.  And fun!


The Honey Cowl made the rounds on Ravelry and on social media about 5-6 years ago.  It was a versatile pattern – you can use variegated or solid yarn – but was usually seen knit with Madelinetosh yarn.  

I found some great yarn way back when, at a yarn store that no longer exists.  It was perfect to go with my grey peacoat.


This was the age of slow knitting for me.  I would dawdle on projects and only knit occasionally.  I guess I should call this era the stagnant era. I didn’t really learn any new skills and I chose patterns that didn’t really challenge me.  (Except for the sweater I eventually made.)

I wish I could go back and kick myself for being so lackadaisical about my knitting.  But it was also the years of our being newlyweds and that’s a special time of making a home together.  So, I had other priorities.

Honey Cowl


Pattern: Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland

Yarn: Madelinetosh DK Twist

Colorway: Steam Age

Needles: US 8 circs (5 mm)

Made for: me

Size Made: big

Time to Completion: 6 months

I liked this pattern.  It was a bit repetitive and seemingly never ending, as some things are in the round, but it was great to knit while watching TV.

And the yarn – I loved how the colors played together and looked, once finished.  So pretty! This was perfect to go with so many of my winter clothes. And it’s warm – very warm!  

This is a pattern I may have to come back to someday!

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