Thursday, January 19, 2012

Deux pas en avant...

Finally a few finished projects to share with you.

1/ Seed stitch cowl with twist. Pattern can be found here:

Seed stitch cowl project with a twist

up close

Finished and on the beast
I gave this one to Killian's teacher as she had kindly complemented me on Killian's scarf. He then insisted I make her something too.
Have I mentioned this is becoming a bit of an expensive hobby? 

2/ Malabrigo Rasta Cowl pattern. The pattern can be found on Ravelry's website. You have to register (it's free) but you should be able to find it. Or go to the Malabrigo website
It's basically an elongated seed stitch with a cast off that allows for you to add buttons.

Cowl with four large buttons

There is a confession to make here: when I purchased the yarn, I forgot to make a ball of yarn from the skein using their antique machine (I'm sure there's a better name for it, but I don't remember - this is what happens after you've had two kids: you forget stuff!).
So I kindly asked the husband to help me out. It worked out great!

Et voilà!

You might wonder why they don't sell the yarn already in a ball? well, it turns out it's easier to ship when the yarn is in a skein and it allows the die on the yarn to dry up easily during transportation. This is what I've been told.


  1. These are so beautiful! I don't know how I missed this post.

    I should mention, my birthday is coming up next Friday, and I lost my late father's wool scarf last week, which was devastating. I'm just sayin'. ;)

  2. un truc qui fait bien l'affaire aussi c'est un gros coussin... je fais comme ca moi à défaut de mari... LOL !!