Sometime before Christmas Deb and I were trying to decide what I would do for the December Pinterest Nailed It/Failed It challenge. We decided I would make the Honey Cowl. You can find Deb’s first Honey Cowl here.
However; I didn’t have any suitable yarn. No worries, Deb said to use sock yarn and knit with two strands. Cool. I can do that. I wanted to use Chugiak Hand Dyed Sock Yarn by Pagewood. First thing Deb asked, “Do you have two skeins?” Sure!, says I. What Deb didn’t know, was where I got the two skeins from.
I got it from this.
That’s right! I frogged that sucker right out. It has been folded in my drawer for three years and I have hated it that long. Click on the photo to take you to the shawl post
I bought a pair of acrylic interchangeable knitting needles to knit the Honey Cowl. I do not like the acrylic needles. I will not buy them again, because they seem to be sticky. I like my knitting needles and crochet hooks to be super slick.
So here is the finished cowl.
Some things to know.
- The yarn is not squishy soft, but it is pretty.
- The photo does not do the color any justice. The color is gorgeous, in real life.
- It is only just over 6 inches wide. I didn’t want a wide cowl.
- The above photo is the way I will wear the cowl.
A close-up look at the stitches.
Things you should know.
- Every single row has mistakes.
- The pattern was super easy. I just can’t remember from one stitch to the next if I purled our slipped.
Here it is wrapped twice around my neck.
Some things you should know.
- I will not wear it like this.
- I do not like to have anything wrapped around my neck. Why I continue to make scarves and cowls for myself, I’ll never know. They are fun to make, but not to wear.
- It’s doesn’t look as nice as Deb’s. I think this yarn is on the heavy side and tends to weight down the folds.
- I will most likely make another one of these for my sisters. I’ll pick a fluffy yarn with lots of squishiness.
Since I did not have the needles to start this for the December Nail It/Fail It challenge, this ended up being a fun KAL with Deb. Thanks Deb for all your help with this!