Monday, April 25, 2011

finished - honey cowl in mustard yarn

knit honey cowl in mustard yellow knit picks cashmere yarn

i finally finished the honey cowl and snapped some photos. i'm really loving this yarn and the beautiful color. it's a bit fuzzy so i hope it doesn't start to weardown soon, but hopefully it will hang in there. it's super soft and squishy (because of the combination of the cashmere blend yarn + the slipped stitches in the pattern).




pattern: honey by madeline tosh
yarn: knit picks capra yarn - merino wool and cashmere in honey color
my ravelry project: honey in honey cowl


19 comments:

meredith said...

It looks beautiful! I love the color too. :-)

Beth said...

Gorgeous! I love that colorway!

LatteLisa said...

These days I have a crush on mustard yellow so I'm loving this. Well, it would be too warm for the Antwerp weather now but come autumn...

April said...

Gorgeous! That color yellow is one of my very favorite colors, especially when paired with grey. Beautiful work and congrats on your finished project! :)

Katie said...

I love this! The color, the squishiness - I kinda want to steal it away!

Trisha said...

Beautiful color! Gold is our work color, so I'm supposed to wear gold every Friday, but I just don't have many gold things. Perhaps I need a gold wrap like yours? :)

acommonthread said...

@trisha - whoa....i've never heard of anything like that! i think if my office ever asked me to do something like that i'd take it to the nth degree. like, decked out in head to toe gold, right down to the fingernail polish, shoes, eyeshadow and purse. in a practical sense though - it would be good to just have 1 gold accessory that you could always grab in a pinch.

Jessi said...

love this! I am really liking this colour right now

pocketwonders said...

This looks amazing! I love the color choice ;)

Nikki said...

OH my, I'm in love. Is that beauty going in your Etsy shop?

heather yalin said...

this is beautiful! and it looks so good on you too! i definitely have craft envy... but i've come to grips that it's not meant to be for me, at least right now.

but ooooh, merino wool with cashmere. so lux!

acommonthread said...

@nikki - thanks so much! and NO! this is all mine ;) i learned long ago that with the amount of time that a substantial knitted piece requires, i'd rather give it away than sell it....

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love, love, love this color! Beautiful work as always. :) ~Val

Elegantpaws said...

Gorgeous and rich looking. It's starting to get cooler here so I'm feeling inspired! Thank you. xx

annelouiselikes said...

hello

i just discovered your blog (where have i been?!)

totally love this scarf: you are a wonderfully neat knitter (jealous!). feeling more motivated: i think i'm at that stage where i don't know what to knit next, perhaps my own honey cowl?

have just started having a peak around the other posts, and everything looks lovely. happy to have found you!

Monica said...

LOVE your cowl. Is gorgeous. I'm knitting this pattern now. I'll be very happy if it looks somehow as cute as yours :-)

Valeria said...

Hi! I must say your blog is really inspiring, so much that I decided to make an attempt to make this cowl too, but I don't have much experience knitting and now I'm stuck. After I have knitted it,How can I bring together both ends?... Please help!

acommonthread said...

Hi Valeria - So, congrats! You're almost there. So...technically this one is supposed to be knit in the round (meaning you'd join your stitches on the first row, then just knit in circle) so that you wouldn't have to seam up your loose ends at the end.

However, don't worry, there's always more than 1 way to do things, and you're at your very last step. All you need to do now is take a long piece of yarn and stitch your ends together. This is called Seaming, and you're going to want to use something called the Mattress Stitch. You can find great detailed instructions here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html

It's really easy...Let me know how it turns out!

Valeria said...

Thank you so much! I haven't finished yet but I'll definitely write back as soon as it's done! :)