Saturday, 8 September 2012

.Honey Cowl.

Another knitting project complete!  I wonder if I can say I'm a knitter now that I've finished four projects?  (Still need to blog about a couple...) 
The Honey Cowl was a freebie pattern I found on Ravelry.  I was buying some needles online and came across this Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece yarn on sale at the same store so bought a few skeins.  I'm still pretty clueless as to what yarn to use for what project, but a quick Ravelry search for the yarn helped me decide on this cowl after seeing a few other versions made up using it.
I've worked with this yarn before and loved it.  It's 80% cotton/20% merino wool and super soft to wear.  I can't stand any scratchy yarn on my skin, even just a tiny bit of scratch but this stuff is amazingly soft.  The colour is Spanish Olive.
I love cowls.  Have never been much of a scarf wearer - the long hanging ends drive me crazy and I'm always adjusting it.  Cowls are great to wear though, no moving around or getting uncomfortable, stylish too.  You'd think there would be no reason for me to be cowl wearing now that we have headed into Spring, but this week has been bitterly cold - the coldest it has felt all Winter and I've been wearing it every day!

The Honey Cowl was a really easy, relaxing knit.  I did most of it while we were holidaying in Queensland...a good project to work on and still maintain a conversation at the same time! I knitted the long (220 stitch & 11" wide) version as I wanted a double loop and it is just the right length.

I love this project so much that I've ordered more yarn to store away and slowly work on more cowls...some for me and some to put in the present box ready for Christmas and birthdays.


Heather said...

I haven't tried knitting yet, but maybe I should seeing how beautiful your new cowl is! I love your skirt as well. I am guessing you made it too since you made the cowl so wonderfully!

Stephanie @ SKWestDesigns said...

Love the stitch on this cowl. I think it would be a great summer or fall cowl.

Anonymous said...

Can't sew or knit, pretty hopeless really, but just wanted to say that I love the cowl.
I have one that I bought somewhere, and I must say that I love it so much better than a scarf.
I love the color too, I used to not like green so much, but my tastes are changing, and tes, the weather has been bitter this last week.
Love Auntie Lorraine.

Kelly said...

What a stunning colour. It's gorgeous Toni xx

rachelmp said...

I made this cowl in a dusky grey blue and it's a great knit. I love yours Toni - so fresh

Sophie said...

So pretty! I've been mulling over making one of these out of a stretchy fabric and for a guy present! Must get looking for some material I could use for my hip and trendy brother for a Chrissie present! said...

i like!

Frogdancer said...

I like a good cowl. I made a few last year and was intending to add to it but then my 'spare' time got taken up with thermomixing. Still, there's always next year!
(I'll bookmark that cowl on Ravelry. It looks realy good. Thanks.)

Nettie's Blog said...

oh wow i adore the colour and the project completed ..what a lovely extra splash of colour to brighten up and outfit....the model is pretty cute too XXXXX

Ruth said...

Hi Toni, What size needles did you use for this- I'm going to ask my Mum to make me one!!!

Unknown said...

Love your cowl.Will make mother daughter cowls for Christmas presents this year.Your yarn colors are beautiful.

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