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Monday, March 26, 2012

The FO Parade Begins

Hey Folks! I've been knitting a lot more than I've been sharing lately, and I've got loads of FO's to show off! I'll Post them all over the next few days.

Up first: The Honey Cowl (sort of)

I decided to knit this popular free Madelinetosh pattern with some of my handspun. This skein, which was originally a pair of batts from Corgi Hill Farms, is my number-one-all-time favourite handspun and I wanted a pattern that would show it off and use the entire skein. I figured the Honey cowl would be perfect, and have the added bonus of being close to my face where I could snuggle it!

After a few false starts (twisted my cast-on at least once, which is surprisingly easy to do over 200+ stitches) I got a few inches of the cowl done and promptly became totally bored with the honeycomb slipped-stitch pattern. Adding blocks of stockinette, with occasional eyelet rows, made all the difference! I think it showed off the yarn really well too.

The finished Cowl is lovely to wear - it looks pretty and provides just enough warmth as a single loop:

And it is extremely cozy with my winter coat if I loop it twice, like so (there was no way I was going to stand in the sun, indoors, in a winter coat and cowl, to get a photo so just imagine it properly styled ok?):

I really recommend this pattern to anyone looking for stylish winter accessory and a mindless knit!


  1. Love the colour! It suits you, too. Very nice project. I'm casting on a cowl as well, but in a different pattern.

  2. I love cowls! Theyre so fun to knit and they're such a great size for showing off special single skeins of yarn!