Several months ago I won a new pattern from French Press Knits. I've tried a couple of Melynda's patterns before and really liked the results. The Aravis is an infinity cowl with a built in hood that used 1 skein of Malabrigo worsted. I've been wanting to try Malabrigo for ages!
I really liked the feel of the yarn and its slight color variation. I had not tried short rows before and enjoyed figuring that out while making the hood. The whole project was quick and easy on size 10.5 needles. (Ravelry link: Burgundy Aravis)
This was my end result and it took me a while to figure out how to even put it on!
But it is soft and warm! I'm not sure if I am a cowl person - I don't wear scarves often and am not sure I'd like it close to my neck like that. Plus, my plan was to make this as a gift - I just need to figure out who I'm giving it to!
The hood is a cute touch! And I think it would add just a bit of extra warmth on a cool day.