I finished my Honey Cowl last week, using Great White Bale Lot 3: The Kraemer Experiment: This morning it was 48F when I left the house, so out came the cowl. I wore it all day and was made very happy by its soft warmth. The honeycomb pattern is perfect for trapping little pockets of warm air. Even S1 liked this cowl, though she professes not to want anything around her neck except for a plain and traditional scarf. She tried this on and said “…yes!” So she grabbed some school bus yellow yarn from my stash and I cast on. You can see that these yarns are quite a bit different in construction and fiber content:
I decided to go with the same needle size (US 7, 4.5 mm) even though that seems awfully big for fingering yarn. It worked well with Honey Cowl #1, so why mess with success?
Except… I am messing with it. I wasn’t entirely pleased with the beginning-and-end of round, which reads as a seam (but isn’t – this is knit in the round). See?I’m altering the pattern to be knit over an odd number of stitches rather than even, hoping that will make the join less apparent. Stay tuned for results.
I can see why Honey Cowl has been knit over 12,000 times. Yes, it’s simple – but often simple patterns show off special yarn the best. And the result is so very wearable. This is a WIN!