Sunday, December 10, 2017

Knit Astrantia Cowl for Danara

My friend Sami made this cowl pattern for herself, and I fell in love with it. It's from a book called Maine Knits, so it was a perfect gift for my friend Danara who loves Maine and often travels up there for writing workshops.

Pattern: Astrantia Cowl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta in Azul Profundo
I bought this yarn at Knitty City when I lived in New York, so I've had it for a long time. I love the color, and I love how it feels. Sighhhh yarn.

I tried on the cowl before I mailed it to Danara (who could resist?!), and I think I like wearing it around my neck better than pulling it down over my shoulders where it seemed to slip back up anyway.

I had some issues with the gauge at first. My version turned out with a way tighter gauge than Sami's had, and that's probably because my yarn was a little too bulky for the project. I ended up leaving off the last couple of rows to meet the final measurement of the length, but it's all good.

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