Honey Cowl – Finished!

Honey Cowl

Yay! My Honey Cowl is finished. I love it so. The perfect wrap for tender throats during this severe cold snap we’ve been having. Merino wool, yum yum. It’s a pretty dense knit, too, so no draughts or winter winds can stop me from feeling toasty.

The coat is a vintage purchase from Miss P, by the way. She kindly indulged my love of purple in handing this over. Dontcha love those collars?

The best thing about this Honey Cowl? It’s so much fun working out how to twist it around your throat…

Honey Cowl Collage

What’s on your knitting needles, folks? I fancy making the Miette next. Oh, and there’s the baby blanket I promised a friend. And the Crochaliser blanket that I really must finish. And I should crack on with that skirt I’ve started and not touched for a week. Funny, how these things pile up. Not a bad dilemma to have, though…

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44 Responses to Honey Cowl – Finished!

  1. It looks lovely and warm 🙂 I thought it was just me being cold all the time, and that I was turning completely pathetic – glad it’s not! I’m still knitting scarves for friends’ kids. And a hat. And another hat planned… but now the killing is back on, I suddenly have ten extra hours of knitting time, yay!

  2. Sam says:

    Love your Honey Cowl. It coordinates perfectly with that gorgeous coat.
    Miette is a lovely cardigan, do you have a colour in mind for it? I’ve just started knitting Tempt from the new Kim Hargreaves book, Enchanted. I’m loving it so far.

  3. Jan Carr says:

    Cowls are a brilliant invention and yours looks fab. I don’t comment enough but i love your blog, karen.
    I have spent the weekend finishing an Arthur Christmas jumper for number 2 son. I’m on the train to bournemouth to deliver it to him right now a tweeted picture is imminent!

  4. megthegrand says:

    You look so warm and cozy! I love the colors and how fabulously they coordinate with your gorgeous coat 🙂

  5. LinB says:

    I’d roast in such a thing! Love the heathery color of the scarf. You are right on the edge of looking like one of the Burmese Women of the Long Neck Tribe, who wear brass rings around their necks. Not to worry, the image you present stops at “lovely” and well short of “bizarre enough to feature on the National Geographic television channel.” (I’m just envious of your swanlike throat.)

  6. Marie says:

    Oh so lush,,,these colours are such a winner on you! You’ve made me want to knit this now…but I have 3 knitting projects on the go, so I will stay strong! Have you coloured your hair by the way? It looks gorgeous with purple/plum accents…or is that just from the coat and cowl!?!

  7. sewbusylizzy says:

    I’m knitting Whole Wheat at the moment. Then the ZuZu Petals cowl. I’m saving Idlewood for my plane trip next year 🙂 and I’m about to sew a Lonsdale – and a Cordova. And I would love to make the classic Chanel style Easy Vogue jacket…

  8. EmSewCrazy says:

    That is absolutely lovely! It matches your coloring and the coat so well. Beautiful job!
    I’m knitting my first cable sweater or pullover. It has cap sleeves built into the pattern so it shouldn’t take me too long to finish.

  9. twotoast says:

    Very cute – and matches your ring perfectly! It certainly gives your cheeks a rosy glow – or is that the British weather??!

  10. Anna says:

    Karen, your cowl is beautiful! I am knitting one myself right now with a yarn called “Coffee Beanz”, and then I have some Madelinetosh in the Envy, which I plan to do for me. Did you make the longer version? I am doing the In ‘between one right now, not sure if I will like the length. Love your blog, and I am a faithful reader….thanks….Anna

  11. Kathy says:

    I’m inches away from running of yarn to finish a (too short) scarf I improvised. I love the way your cowl came out and think I’m going to turn it into a cowl now! I really like the cardigan pattern you have up next- I’m adding that to my ravelry library. I’ve not used circular needles yet so I’m warming up to making my own sweater with this pattern for my toddler http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/playdate-hoodie.

  12. Siga says:

    The cowl and the coat are a perfect match. I love my Honey Cowl very much. It’s so easy to wear & style. I’m sure you’ll get loads of wear out of yours. And did I tell you it’s matching the coat perfectly?

  13. Trice says:

    This cowl looks great on you. Now I want to make the Honey Cowl. Loving the colors.
    I am working on the Charly Infinity Scarf http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/charly-infinity-scarf

  14. 5currantbuns says:

    Fabulous cowl, fabulous coat…they go very well together.

    My needles are empty…heading towards Skelf (ysolda teague) but it involves casting on 200 stitches using tubular cast on…so i’m procrastinating

  15. Phil says:

    I love it too, the colour really suits you!

  16. Lovely! And what a gorgeous coat! Miss p is a thrifting genius!

  17. Oh and I have just bought Kate Davies deco pattern after seeing her patterns on kestrel’s blog. I have some slatey blue 4 ply wool and some gorgeous vintage grey/ blue art decoder style buttons. It’s going to be my project over Xmas while I’m away

  18. Portia says:

    That yarn is a perfect match for the coat! What is it and where did you get it? Spill!
    You’d be proud of me Karen. I am knitting and crocheting every evening! Ha ha! Whether any of it will be any good is yet to be decided. Looking promising though…

  19. Gorgeous! And pretty downright stupendous with that jacket. Love it!

    On my various sets of needles are lots of things I haven’t had time to work on, boo! But I’ve been making pom poms with yarn, that counts for something, right? 😉

  20. Stacy says:

    I love this cowl. Going to have to add it to my ravelry cue. I’m new to knitting and scarfs and cowls are the perfect thing to practice with. Just finished a scarf for my mom last night. Now I’m going to work on some fingerless mitts for a friend.

  21. Lizzie says:

    I love this cowl and it is in my queue for later. Currently I am knitting the GAPtastic cowl and the Lorna Suzanne cardi and both should be finished soon hopefully, just in time for the height of summer *grin*. Hopefully heading to europe in Feb so will use them then.

  22. Bri says:

    Your cowl is so lovely and yes I really really like the colour! What a delightful jacket too, they’re quite perfect for each other.
    I’m currently trying to finish my first knitting project ever, a scarf that I started approx. 5 years ago!!!!! I am absolutely determined to finish it THIS year! Plus I came across a Jane Austen knitting magazine the other day and I am determined to make some of those amazing pieces!

  23. Amy says:

    Gorgeous! I will learn to knit before the year is up! Even if that does mean I only have four weeks!

  24. Roobeedoo says:

    Oh lovely! Perfect with the coat – which came first? 😉
    I am bashing through my Christmas knits. I still have to finish: half a sock, half a mitt and a pair of mitts. Hmmm. I may have over-extended myself. :s

  25. rehanon says:

    yay I can use my world of the day in that I can say you look fabulously empurpled 🙂 Love knitting my dear xxx

  26. I’m puce with envy! Lovely, lovely combo. I’m still knitting my White Caps Cowl (nearly, nearly finished) but spent the weekend crocheting roses for a Christmas wreath. I’ll get back to the knitting when life settles down a bit.

  27. Lynne says:

    Ooo!! It’s lovely! Your coat is gorgeous too – I love purple!! Currently on my needles is a Lauriel cardigan from the Little Red in The City book by Ysolda. I only have the sleeves left to do, and am determined to have it finished by the end of the year – I cast in on in June!!

  28. Karen says:

    Ooh, I love it! It looks so warm. Since I don’t knit, I am thinking of doing something similar in a fabric. What is the size? It looks the perfect height and length!

  29. Helen Made says:

    Gosh the colour of that wool is simply beautiful! Love the cowl. I’ve just finished my first ever adult sized cardi – the miette cardigan and I’ve cast on for a cardigan from the Debbie Bliss Land Girl knitting book.

  30. Jacqueline says:

    I love your coat, I was admiring it in a previous post. Like the cowl too, I would love one, so practical and won’t blow away.

  31. Law says:

    This is so nice. What a fab free pattern. Am going to add this to my ravelry library.

  32. gingermakes says:

    This is gorgeous! What a great color! It looks so perfect on you and paired with that coat! This has to be one of my favorite knitting patterns– it was so fun to make!

  33. dont met me wearing it as I will steal it from you !be warned lol! its gorgeous!

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