Yarn for A Taste of Honey Cowl
***These are dyed-to-order and will be shipping on or before May 3rd. Thank you for your patience.
Want to knit a beautiful cowl with simple lace stitches and that’s quick to knit?
A Taste of Honey Cowl is the perfect choice if you love knitting with worsted weight yarn.
When Barbara Ammerman of Woollyside approached me about collaborating on her cowl pattern, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.
So fast, in fact, that I just had to cast on one of my own before we even had all the details sorted out! I chose the Mad for Madder colorway. It’s a fascinating color because in some light is tends towards a darker pink, in other light is heads more towards an orange-coral. However, it’s beautiful in whatever the light!
Three new colorways were designed specifically for this gorgeous cowl (they coordinate with the other colorways in the Cheerful & Bright Collection perfectly)! And, because I love to offer choices, I’ve also assembled a few undyed colorways to choose from too. Please see the photos for colorway names.
This listing is for:
- 2 – 100g skeins of yarn
If you’d like to preorder a kit that includes yarn + pattern download code, please use this listing here:
My favorite part about knitting this was the fun honeycomb lace pattern. It was quite intuitive so I didn’t find myself jumping back and forth between my knitting and pattern too much. It’s just a really great, engaging knit.
Barbara originally designed this pattern with other yarn, but her choice of the Marigold colorway fits perfectly with her vision. Here is what she has to say about her pattern:
“The Sunshine and Shadow Cowl combines varying width stripes in stockinette stitch and textured mosaic stitches worked in garter stitch. The title Sunshine and Shadow is a nod to the mosaic design worked first with the light color as contrast and then reversing the colors so it becomes the background. The stripes remind me of beautiful tall trees backlit by the sunshine. The width of the stripes is as random and varied as the size of trees in a forest along one of my favorite hiking trails. The design also echoes the difficulties we have all faced due to the current pandemic, and the hope for a brighter future with alight at the end of the tunnel.
I designed this cowl as a skill-building pattern for the confident advanced beginner looking to expand their skills or an interesting project for an intermediate knitter. The geometric design is created with mosaic knitting – a way to create a colorwork pattern while holding only one yarn at at time, just knitting/purling and slipping stitches.”
As always, every skein purchased plants a tree through One Tree Planted AND $1 is donated to Harmony Farm Animal Sanctuary in Sisters, Oregon. Donations are made on the first Monday of the month. See Our Values for the most up-to-date information.
*We will be hosting A Taste of Honey Cowl KAL beginning May 11, 2021. Please sign up below for all the details.
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Each skein features:
- 100 grams/~200 yards
- 100% U.S. Rambouillet wool
- Non-superwash 2-ply yarn
- 16-20 stitches per 4 inches
- Suggested needle size: US 7-9/4.5-5.5 mm
- $1 of every skein purchased is donated to the animal rescue Harmony Farm Sanctuary located in Sisters, Oregon
- $1 of every skein purchased is donated to onetreeplanted.org
You may also like to know:
–> Each skein is 100 grams of rustic, yet soft, smooth and bouncy fingering (sock) weight wool yarn grown and milled in Wyoming. Yarn is lovingly dyed with natural materials ethically sourced and/or grown in my Central Oregon garden. The yarn wrap features plantable wildflower seed paper so that you can enjoy even more of nature’s beauty!
–> When you purchase one of our hanks of yarn, you’re supporting local ranchers and a woman-owned fiber mill to keep our small communities thriving. You’ll be creating on-trend projects while using dyes that are the gentlest on our environment by keeping our water sources clean. Knitting with this yarn will connect you so deeply to the sheep it will almost feel like you have one of your own!
–> This yarn is farm-fresh. It arrives full of vegetation leftover from the sheep’s shenanigans out in their field. I pick out as much as I can by hand, but there will likely be some leftover bits that I’ve missed. Just consider these extra love from the sheep! Baaaa…
–> Every effort will be made to package your order in an environmentally-friendly way using recycled and/or reused materials.
***Hand wash cool***
Great care was taken to ensure dye was set properly. However, it is normal for natural dye matter to continue to rinse for the first few washes.