Well, today is just one reveal: the Honey Cowl.
If you follow Mason-Dixon Knitting, then you've seen the Honey Cowl. It is an easy peasy pattern that has a range of sizes and can be worked with a variety of yarns even though the pattern calls for a thicker yarn than I used. That shouldn't be a surprise. I could probably knit my entire life with just sock and laceweight yarn. Yeah!
The Loopy Ewe did their 4th Quarter Challenge as knitting with two strands of yarn together, and I bought these two lovely shades of yellow. The thicker yarn is Hand Maiden Mini Maiden, a 100% silk yarn, in Amber. The second yarn is JulieSpins (100%) Merino Lace in Kumquat. The Kumquat has this lovely variegation to it that is tamed slightly by the the more solid amber of the silk yarn. It is luxurious and beautiful.
I could have kept it for myself, but as I was knitting it I decided it was a great color for my sister-in-law, who is expecting her first baby next year. It would be nice for her to have something pretty for herself before all attention is devoted to her baby, right?
So, off it went. I hope it was well received, but I don't think we've heard from them at all.
Some project details:
Name: Honey Cowl
Yarns: JulieSpins Merino Lace in Kumquat, Hand Maiden Mini Maiden in Amber held together
Needle: US 5
I used the directions for the largest size, but my slightly tighter gauge and smaller needle makes for a still drapy fabric and the smaller size cowl. I'm wearing it above doubled up, so it is still a good size. My SIL is definitely a thinner woman than I am, so it should fit her fine. Not bad for a project that took 10 days from cast on to cast off.