Honey Vodka by Thea Colman

Honey Vodka

May 2017
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in lace, based on finished fabric
US 5 - 3.75 mm
550 yards (503 m)
As shown, cowl is 13.5"/34.25cm deep and 38"/96.5cm long
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I’m already a fan of Jill’s gorgeous sport weight Mohonk yarn so when she told me she was working on a fingering weight version of this stuff, I knew it would be my 2017 go-to summer accessory - a cowl I’d first love knitting, and then love wearing all season long.

For the design, I chose a bold and linear lace, something simple and easily memorized. It’s also pretty addictive - as the double YOs shift and break up the lace ribs, it totally whispers that “one more repeat” challenge with each repeat…

The texture and subtle shading of the yarn is allowed to show up in the ribs, and this cormo is a fiber that deserves a little attention. It’s light and delicate, but rustic and earthy all at the same time.

The majority of the cowl is knit in the offset lace, but before finishing, I added a simple ribbed section for contrast and to make it easy to adjust length without worrying about what row you want to stop on. Because a summer knit should be pretty easygoing, yes?

For my cowl, I used one skein, but Honey Vodka could easily be knit longer if desired, and two skeins would make for a lovely double loop. Notes in the pattern are included for working an alternate width or length.

This neutral sand colorway is perfect with the white tee shirts and faded denim that make up most my summer wardrobe, but you know Jill has created a ton of beautiful shades to choose from.

You can find them here in her Etsy Shop:


And again, many thank yous to the lovely Misa craftivore for lending me her smile - and for spending a fun day in Salem with our significant others!