Friday, January 22, 2016

honey cowl

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I'm very excited that I finished knitting a honey cowl this week! (There is a free pattern here if you care to make one of your own.) I used 2 skeins of luscious Madelinetosh yarn that I bought at Home Ec Workshop last summer when we were passing through Iowa City. I usually knit socks on size 2 needles, so knitting a project on size 8 needles was a delight! This is the kind of project I would usually finish in July rather than January. So, hurray for a warm, toasty neck and a timely finish! :)

I'd highly recommend the pattern! I've already cast on another one in a yummy aqua color.

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thank you for joining me for finish it up Friday!

35 comments:

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh that does look wonderfully warm and snug, and what a gorgeous colour - it practically glows - in a good way!

Mari said...

That looks warm! What a perfect finish for January!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I live in scarves in the winter, so this looks warm and lovely to me!

Carla said...

It looks delicious Amanda Jean. Thanks for the link : )

Colleen Potter said...

beautiful colour, wish I could knit !

Denise Russell said...

It sounds easy enough for me. Love the color!

beth s said...

Lovely. ;)

Jessica Skultety said...

I've always wanted to try this pattern. It looks beautiful!

SarahZ said...

Pretty color! It looks wonderful on you :)

Barbara Konkle said...

This is beautiful! I love the color so much!

Quilts and Such said...

That is just beautiful! Makes me want to get my knitting needles out again which I pretty much put down when I started quilting! Enjoy!

Debbie Simmons said...

Gorgeous cowl!! I love the honey cowl pattern. I've made it a couple of times and it's always beautiful.

Mary Ellen said...

I made this using one skein of MadTosh with size 4 needles. Of course it was smaller but I like it that way because it fits nice and tight. But seeing yours I want to make another.

Becky said...

I love knitted cowl's this time of year! Yours is lovely!

Lorna McMahon said...

This does look warm and cozy and I can't wait to see the one in aqua! Just in time for the frigid weather we are having now, Amanda Jean!

Debbie At The Quilt Journal said...

Love the cowl and Madelinetosh yarn is so yummy!- aqua will be lovely too!

hydeeannsews said...

your neck will be so berry warm in this! it's lovely. =)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It is beautiful!

Suzanne said...

I could use that today. The snow is falling and it's cold outside. It looks lovely on you.

SewPsyched! said...

Love the raspberry color! I have some silk/wool yarn that would be perfect for this :))
XX!
Lori

Live a Colorful Life said...

I made one of these in a yummy variegated yarn. Love the color you chose!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's a great cowl. I've been looking for a knitting project...this might be it.

Di~ said...

Amanda! I cannot believe how many people link for the Friday Finishes! It's amazing, and in great part by you, your motivation and inspiration! :)

Judy H said...

I just printed out the same pattern! I have two skeins of yarn I was going to use for a shawl and decided to use it for the cowl instead.

Loni said...

What size did you make yours?

Debbi said...

I know exactly what you mean by the size 8s. I am doing a lush sampler cowl in cashmerino (also a free pattern) and it is on size 8s. Compared to my usual socks or fingerless gloves on 1s and 2s, I am flying through this! Cute pattern and lovely finish.

Rene' said...

It's lovely! I know the aqua one will be beautiful as well! Sure wish I could knit....

Mary Stanfield said...

I'm working on honey cowl now. I have Madelinetosh sport weight + mohair
- love the stitch appearance, can't wait until it's off the needles & on my neck

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Just wanted to thank you for hosting the Friday Finishes. I try to post something each Friday as a way of saying thank you for the inspiration you bring to us all. It's amazing the ideas that have come to me from enjoying Sunday Morning Quilts. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your work!

Loni said...

What size did you make yours?

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Gorgeous cowl, and it looks so toasty and warm! Lovely, lovely color.

margot said...

Check out the Knitting Shoppe on Muscatine in Iowa City the next time you go through - lovely selection there also - more modern than the name indicates.

amandajean said...

Loni,

This is the long version! :)

AJ

Melia said...

I just finished my honey cowl a couple of weeks ago. I love it. I love the color of yours!

Lara B. said...

What a beautiful color Amanda Jean! Just in time for nippy old winter too.