The Honey Cowl was a freebie pattern I found on Ravelry. I was buying some needles online and came across this Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece yarn on sale at the same store so bought a few skeins. I'm still pretty clueless as to what yarn to use for what project, but a quick Ravelry search for the yarn helped me decide on this cowl after seeing a few other versions made up using it.
I've worked with this yarn before and loved it. It's 80% cotton/20% merino wool and super soft to wear. I can't stand any scratchy yarn on my skin, even just a tiny bit of scratch but this stuff is amazingly soft. The colour is Spanish Olive.I love cowls. Have never been much of a scarf wearer - the long hanging ends drive me crazy and I'm always adjusting it. Cowls are great to wear though, no moving around or getting uncomfortable, stylish too. You'd think there would be no reason for me to be cowl wearing now that we have headed into Spring, but this week has been bitterly cold - the coldest it has felt all Winter and I've been wearing it every day!
The Honey Cowl was a really easy, relaxing knit. I did most of it while we were holidaying in Queensland...a good project to work on and still maintain a conversation at the same time! I knitted the long (220 stitch & 11" wide) version as I wanted a double loop and it is just the right length.
I love this project so much that I've ordered more yarn to store away and slowly work on more cowls...some for me and some to put in the present box ready for Christmas and birthdays.