Quick Notes: Thursday is the last chance to enter the project bag giveaway, so if you haven't done it yet, go enter! I also wanted to say thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments you left here and on Ravelry about my Cladonia shawl. I am so thrilled with how it turned out, but even more flattered that you all seem to agree. Thank you.

honey cowl by knitwisepurlwise

As some of you may remember, I finished my second Honey Cowl at the beginning of January. My sister saw it and immediately asked for one. She never asks me to make her anything, so I knew she must really want one. A Honey Cowl, especially a small one, takes no time at all to whip up.

I had a lone skein of Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK in the colorway Dusk in my stash. If you haven't used it, the Merino DK is so amazingly soft. It's a single ply and just so squishy and soft and warm. The perfect yarn for a cowl (or a hat). I opted for the smaller size for two reasons: 1. I like being able to just pull a cowl on without fussing with it and 2. I only had one skein of the Dusk.

honey cowl by knitwisepurlwise

So, that's the third Honey Cowl I've made in the last 6 months. It's a fantastic pattern - easy (and easily memorizable), but not boring. I love that it's also a super fast knit. It's a fantastic pattern to make as a gift, and I see a lot more of them in my future.

honey cowl by knitwisepurlwise

Project details:
Needles: US 9 and US 10.5

Do you have a go-to gift pattern? Or even a go-to gift genre? Are you always giving cowls? Hats? Mitts?


  1. I mostly give cowls to adults and usually choose a chunky yarn so they're quick gifts. Then I can get back to knitting for me *blushes*. For friends that have had babies they get a cardigan knitted in cotton, and for really special friends I've knitted a blanket for the baby. I think I'll be adding the honey cowl to my list after seeing yours though.


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