Reversible Honeycomb Cowl by Mary W Martin

Reversible Honeycomb Cowl

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 66 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
Adjustable to any size
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Purchase the Reversible Honeycomb Cowl, Hat & Scarf for in the ebook for $13.
Purchase any 2 of the Reversible Honeycomb Patterns for $10.

The honeycomb design appeals to the engineering side of my mind. Using hexagonal cells, bees create a structure that is sturdy and an extremely efficient use of building materials and space. It also appeals to the other side of my mind where honeycombs conjure thoughts of warmth, safety and community. The Reversible Honeycomb Hat, Cowl & Scarf designs have double thick reversible cables that form warm, squishy hexagonal cells over a drapey garter stitch fabric. It will certainly be what you want to wrap yourself in this winter.

This cowl uses 2 colours of fingering weight yarn. The Main Colour creates the honeycomb pattern on one side of the cowl and the Contrast Colour is used for the i-cord cast on/cast off and creates the design on the other side of the cowl. The pattern is written for 2 sizes but the cowl is adjustable to any circumference and depth.

This cowl is knit in the round starting with a modified i-cord cast on. The reversible honeycomb design is made using slipped stitch cables that are applied to both sides of the two colour garter stitch background. An i-cord cast off finishes the cowl. Only one yarn is worked at a time.

The longer cowl in the photos is knit in KnitCircus Opulence (The Sensible Ms. Dashwood/Hawaiin Sunset). The shorter cowl is knit in KnitCircus Greatest of Ease (Chimney Sweep/Vampire Boyfriend).

If this looks difficult the Reversible Step Series of patterns is an introduction to reversible slipped stitch cabling.

Please see my forums Mary W Martin Knits for discussion about my designs, help with stitches, choosing your yarn, using KnitCircus Gradients and other help.

A matching Reversible Honeycomb Hat and Reversible Honeycomb Scarf are also available.