Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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.

1 comment:

LutherLiz said...

Love the hood - very Russian Matchmaker! (in a good way!)