Pattern: Honey Cowl
Yarn: Malabrigo Rio in ‘Lotus’, 2 skeins
Needles: 5 mm (US 8)
Mods: None, made the larger sized cowl option.
Notes: This is one of those mindless patterns that is easy to chip away at over time, which is pretty much what I did- I was surprised to see on my Ravelry project page that I first cast on for this over a year ago! There were long lulls, where I didn’t work on it at all. but whenever I needed a mindless project to chip away at, this was an easy knit to pick up. I used up all of my 2 skeins of yarn; just kept knitting until I only had enough to finish up the edging.
I was inspired to make this cowl after featuring this amazingly simple but really striking modified Honey Cowl on Modification Mondays a while back. I loved how it looked in the two colours together, but I didn’t really have those sorts of colours kicking around in my stash. So I used it as an excuse to do a bit of yarn shopping. You can see that the Lotus colourway I went with still has lots of the deep pink and greyish-blue tones that I liked from the modified project.
I’m not surprised at all by how successful this pattern is- it works, in any weight of yarn, in any kind of colourway. Solids, tonals, or busy variegations, the texture just works with it all. It’s very easy to learn, so it’s even suitable for new knitters. I especially love how this works up with the Malabrigo Rios, the yarn is so cuddly soft and perfect to wear against the neck. We took FO photos fro this cowl at the same time as this hat, so you might recognize the sweater and the backdrop! It was still cold then, so it was nice to cuddle up in a great cowl like this.