FO: Honey Cowl

Honey Cowl:

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.

Honey Cowl:

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.

Honey Cowl:



  1. Tanis   •  

    Such a gorgeous colourway. That whole outfit looks so cozy and perfect! Spring has only just finally hit us, but that look makes me look forward to fall already.

  2. Jenny Riley   •  

    That is absolutely beautiful 🙂 I’m going to add the pattern to my ravelry wish list and I should map my projects on ravelry more readily it would be nice to map more accurately how long a pattern takes as you have done. Can i just say too all of your pictures on this blog are beautiful and I’m always very inspired when I visit here 🙂
    jenny xx

  3. byneedleandthread   •  

    Love it!! I bought some Lotus from the Purple Purl at last year’s Frolic to make this exact pattern. I switched to doing something else. BUT now that I see yours , I may be ripping it and making the cowl after all!

  4. Brandy   •  

    Beautiful cowl. I love the colors of the yarn. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Swissrose   •  

    Great colourway – I just used the sock version for the cutest little girl cardigan (Alana’s Wee Wildflower) 🙂
    (you can see it on my blog)

  6. loulou   •  

    That colour is wonderful on you. It’s a really beautiful piece.

  7. Nat @ Made in Home   •  

    Love the colourway, I believe I have had this cowl in my favourites for like ever – it is probably one of these projects I will make when the right yarn comes along.

  8. Katie   •  

    I love this pattern & the yarn you chose is fantastic. So pretty!

  9. Phyllis   •  

    Why am I having difficulty finding this pattern?

    • Julie   •     Author

      I’m not sure- there is a link to the pattern in the post! Can you tell me what happens when you click on the pattern link?



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