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.
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!