Sunday, 14 October 2012


Now I am not normally a yarn snob. Stylecraft acrylic nestles next to Purl Alpaca and Rowan Kidsilk Haze in my stash, but much more of knitting with this gorgeous yarn and I could become a convert.

The lovely skein of cashmere I won the other week from The Sheep Shop was just begging to be made into something squishy and luxurious.

Initially I tried for a mobius cowl and was very chuffed with mastering the Cat Bordhi cast on, but then there followed a rather unpleasant incident with a broken KnitPro needle which is no longer referred to in the madmum household (husband sat on it). There was much frogging, some tears (I won't lie) and a few glasses of red wine.

Then I calmed down and in true knitterly fashion cast on for something nice and simple: The Honey Cowl.

I've made one of these before but for this one I just cast on 120 stitches to make a nice simple loop and knit merrily away until I had a smidge of yarn left - just enough for the cast off as luck would have it.


And there we have it. Simple and effective and something that I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of. In fact, I haven't taken it off much since I cast off :)