Madelintosh Honey Cowl

Gobs of folks love Madelintosh. I’d never tried it. This is Tosh Merino DK in the grasshopper colorway. Definitely love the color. And the yarn is soft, with an especially cushiony feel worked up in this easy slip stitch pattern. Honey Cowl is a free pattern on the Madelintosh website, also available through Ravelry.

My Honey Cowl is knitted in the largest size, using two skeins of this rather expensive yarn. For a special project, I’d say it’s definitely worth it. The colorway is very subtly variegated. You’ll not have to deal with any kind of striping effect. The two row honeycomb pattern, worked on size 8 circular needles, becomes a bit tedious. Long rows with no variation. But hang in there because it’s worth the effort. The fabric ends up with a right side and a wrong side, but both sides look good.

Hanging around the neck, it’s a long cowl. There’s enough length to it to twist and double the fabric. And is also works as a head scarf and cowl combination. Quite versatile.

6 thoughts on “Madelintosh Honey Cowl

  1. i’ve give my right arm for some of that grasshopper colorway, in any base! it’s crazy expensive yarn, though, but for special thing it’s so worth it. your honey cowl is gorgeous, and will be wonderful during colorful fall and bleak winter!

  2. @Lori…I didn’t even realize that the grasshopper colorway was sought after when I bought it. I happened to be at a LYS when they were unpacking a fresh shipment of Madelintosh and the grasshopper really “called” to me.

  3. The honeycomb cowl made in Madtosh is truly one of my favorite projects to knit. So glad to see that you enjoyed this pattern, too. Once you knit with Madtosh, it’s hard not to knit with it again … and again!

  4. i’ve give my right arm for some of that grasshopper colorway, in any base! it’s crazy expensive yarn, though, but for special thing it’s so worth it. your honey cowl is gorgeous, and will be wonderful during colorful fall and bleak winter!
    +1

  5. @Rosa…thanks so much. Grasshopper really is a beautiful colorway! (I hope you find “your” grasshopper soon.)

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