Sunday, December 16, 2018

Honeycomb Lace Cowl

Honeycomb Lace Cowl

Do you need a quick gift for someone special? Then the Honeycomb Lace Cowl is the project you're looking for. Inspired by the Honeycomb Lace Ornament, this very odd stitch pattern is made using only knit stitches with no yarn overs and only works when knit in the round. The only differences in the cowl and the ball ornament cozy are size, cast on/bind off edges, yarn weight and number of pegs used. The honeycomb lace stitch pattern makes for a “sweet” project that is fun and easy to do! 
Honeycomb Lace Stitch done in
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
For the featured cowl, I used super bulky yarn which resulted in a cowl with a textured look. A more “lacy” cowl can be achieved by using lighter weight yarn and/or a smaller gauge loom similar to the Honeycomb Lace Ornaments which were made using a light worsted weight yarn on a 1/2” gauge round loom. The loom used for this cowl was the CinDWood 60 peg 5/8" gauge Oval Loom
CinDWood 60 peg 5/8" gauge
loom was used for this project.
The finished size of the cowl was approximately 30" (76 cm) circumference & 7" (18 cm) high and only took one skein or 87 yards of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick. However, I barely won at yarn chicken since the small amount shown below was all that was left after binding off, so I would recommend about 90 yards of super bulky yarn just to be on the safe side.
Remaining yarn after binding off

 The pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry at this location:

Friday, December 07, 2018

Honeycomb Lace Ornament

Our Ravelry Loom-a-long Group has a Holiday Swap at the end of November every year. I always try to design and make a special ornament to tuck in my recipient's swap package This year it was the Honeycomb Lace Ornament, which is a little lace cozy that slips onto a 3 inch ball ornament. 

This little project is super quick and easy. It is an unusual yet simple stitch consisting of all knit stitches with no yarn overs which creates a honeycomb lace pattern when worked in the round. The lace is formed based on the frequency of the knit stitches made per peg, but looks totally different when knit as a flat panel.

For my ornaments, I prefer the clear ball ornament and white yarn for the cozy. However, you can mix it up and use different colors of yarn and ornaments to suit your taste or color scheme. For example, the ornament on the top left in the photo above was made using the same Red Heart Shimmer yarn as the other two, but with a gold ball ornament. 

Two different looms were used for this project. The gold ornament was slightly bigger than the other two pictured, so I used the CinDWood 12 peg 5/8" gauge. Round Loom. The two smaller ornaments cozies were made on the CinDWood 12 peg 1/2" gauge Round Loom. The size can be adjusted up or down by increasing/decreasing number of pegs or gauge.

The PDF file can be found on Ravelry at this location:

Happy Holidays to all!