Helical Honey Cowl
March 7, 2017
May 16, 2017

Helical Honey Cowl

Project info
Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland
220 sts
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Merino DK
1 skein = 468.0 yards (427.9 meters), 200 grams
Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016

Helical stripes is the first technique in A Year of Techniques. You can see our tutorial video for it over here: Helical Stripes

You can find out more about A Year of Techniques on our website.

Here’s how I “helicalised” my Honey Cowl.

I cast on 1 less stitch than instructed.
Having knitted the edging, I then worked round 1 of the pattern with yarn from the outside of my ball. I then joined in the yarn from the centre of my ball and worked the round 2 pattern up to a few sts before the end of the round.
Picked up first yarn and continued to work round 1 of the pattern to a few sts before where I left the second yarn.
Slipped to reach the second yarn and then continued to work round 2 pattern in the second yarn.
Continued in helical method, always working round 1 pattern in first yarn and round 2 pattern in second yarn.
Having 1 less stitch takes care of the round 4 in the stitch pattern.
Et voila! A Honey cowl with no “seam” at the end of the round.

I’m going to redo this in smaller needles. I generally knit quite tightly, but I think the fabric would be better with the recommended needle size.


Finished! Just need to take some pics now…
I ran out of yarn with 9 sts to go on the cast off… So note to self, 10g of yarn for the final edging and cast off isn’t enough if you want to do a k1, k2tog tbl cast off.

I tinked back 20 sts and made it work by just doing a k2tog tbl cast off instead and I’m sure only I would notice. It just feels good to have finished it!


Finally got around to taking some photos!

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by Rohrspatz & Wollmeise
100% Merino
468 yards / 200 grams

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  • Project created: March 8, 2017
  • Finished: June 1, 2017
  • Updated: June 14, 2017
  • Progress updates: 8 updates