31 October 2010

honey, honey

There's definitely a chill in the air, which is of course the perfect excuse for a new cowl! Luckily just a few nights of sofa knitting are all that's needed to make a Honey Cowl in madelinetosh Tosh DK:

The only modification I made was to start and finish with the slip stitch pattern rather than the rolled stockinette edge.

The color pooled in places: a very dark gray stripe sits uncomfortably against an equally wide almost-white streak on one side. But I suppose that's part and parcel of working with hand-dyed yarn. And Tosh DK really is so fab to work with: such a lovely heft, more like a worsted than a DK.

This Honey is in Silver Fox, one of my favorite Tosh colors. But as I already have a yen to knit another--and it is Splash of Colour Week--I suppose I really should consider one of the brighter shades:

image: madelinetosh

But as usual, I find myself leaning toward Teddy Bear and Fawn rather than Tomato and Fathom. Sigh. One of these days...


  1. How cosy that looks. I don't own a cowl - perhaps I should put that right.

  2. That looks very snuggly and soft. Just a couple of nights knitting, you say? Hmmmm.

  3. Cowls are the new hoodies for knitters!

  4. It does look cosy! I don't know if I'd manage to knit it up as fast as you did, though.

  5. It is beautiful... I'm thinking I need a cowl now!

  6. Kristina - am looking forward to seeing your extensive cowl collection on display now that the weather has changed. See you thursday!

  7. That looks so snuggly and warm. I'm sure it will get lots of use this winter!

  8. gorgeous. I'm contemplating making a mobius cowl (purl bee pattern), and now I want a cowl even more. xxx

    ps my word verif is fawnlery, which I think is a sign you should go for fawn next x

  9. Love this, Kristina! I downloaded it a while back. I think you've inspired me to knit it! How many stitches did you cast on?
    D x

  10. You could do a lovely Maine blue...

  11. Ooh, it's lovely - did you make the long or short version? I cant believe i dont have a cowl myself - they look so cosy and perfect for cycling too.
    I say you should make it in whichever colour you'd actually get some wear out of. Technically fawn is a colour too :)

  12. Live it up - go for the color! Although this one is beautiful, too. And would take me about three years of sofa knitting (and cussing) to complete.

    P.S. Obviously now need my reading glasses at the computer, too, as I read "cow" instead of "cowl" and really wondered why the onset of winter was making you feel you needed large livestock...

  13. beautiful and so cozy, the grey yarn is so stylish. x

  14. that is gorgeous!!!

    I have to make myself that... sigh... is it an easy stitch?

  15. It's gorgeous - love the colour. I'm addicted to tosh yarn and will now be on the look out for more and queuing up a cosy cowl for myself!

  16. This is a lovely idea, great for knitting in the evening. Would look great with my winter coat.

  17. Hello
    It´s very nice, could you tell me the name of the stich ?

    I would like to see as in youtube, but I can not find it ... (I don´t speak english very well, I don´t understand all de tutorial...)

    Thank you so much!

    great job!

    1. Here is the link to the pattern:


      K x