Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Oh Dear! It's a Honey!

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Honey Cowl, that is. 

If you haven't heard about the Honey Cowl, the scarf that has it's own bandwagon, you can read about all the cowling on Mason-Dixon Knitting to get a bit of perspective. (Also, there are 9,483 on Ravelry.  Really.)

Anyway, the knitters in my audience will recognize this story.  My daughter's Christmas list included a request for a "blue infinity scarf".  I had actually already bought a couple of scarves of the infinite variety for Christmas gifts by the time this appeared on the list.  And then I was in Target in the weeks before Christmas, and they had just the thing -- only $19.99.  But of course, not just the thing -- cheap yarn, visible seam, and well, I just couldn't.

Two skeins of Fyberspates' Scrumptious later (and that didn't add up to any $19.99,  I'll tell you) I was ready to knit a Honey.  And now it's done.  And it is.  Gorgeous, easy to knit -- I want one.
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Details:

  • Honey Cowl -- a free pattern from Madelinetosh
  • 2 skeins Scrumptious 4 ply/sport superwash by Fyberspates, knitting two strands together.  Color 309- Midnight.  45% silk, 55% superwash merino.  I would have used yarn of the right gauge in one strand, but LOVE this yarn, and this particular blue wasn't available in the weight I needed.
  • Size 8 circular needle
  • I made the longer version,  though didn't knit quite to the 12" width.
  • 10 days, and I knit slowly. 
  • On my Ravelry

1 comment:

  1. The Honey Cowl is, perhaps, the BEST design ever. Fun, easy, rhythmic, quick, mesmerizing . . . and gorgeous! In every yarn, every time! The blue is just lovely -- and so is your daughter!

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