Friday, September 30, 2011

French Press Cowl & Capelet

French Press Cowl
The French Press Cowl is part of Larissa Brown's KAL Line. The KAL Line is a new line of knitalong-friendly projects that invite knitters to invent and play with embellishments and yarn choices. The idea here is to knit the cowl in a beautiful yarn and then thread anything (cord, ribbon, yarn, or whatever you can think of) through the column of eyelets to scrunch or distort the cowl.

French Press Capelet
Although the pattern calls for 400 yards of yarn, I found that 1 skein of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (210 yards) made a substantial cowl. I haven't come up with anything creative to thread the cowl with yet. But Melody was partial to this purple satin ribbon she found in my closet.

French Press Capelet
I was surprised to see that this cowl can also be used as a capelet for Melody. This is going to be an adorable and practical Winter accessory for her.

Pattern: French Press Cowl by Larissa Brown
Needles: US 8/5.0 mm
Yarn: 1 skein of Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in Pagoda

21 comments:

French Press Knits said...

She is seriously darling. Love the cowl/capelet too!

littlebirdbigcity said...

Melody is really growing up! She's so adorable, posing for you. Love her in that cowl!

Vicki Knitorious said...

Adorable! Looks like a fun project.

Miss Julep said...

How ADORABLE!!

Joy said...

Love it! Also such an adorable model! :)

CelticCastOn said...

That is some serious cuteness! Its the perfect capelet. Add a long sleeved T and she's ready for Fall.

Jennie said...

Love it! I might even be able to make this :)

Hannah said...

Looks so soft and cozy! I wish I were small enough to use it as a capelet, too.

Muddling Through said...

I hope you didn't make it for yourself, because it surely belongs to Melody now. So cute!

grandmastatus said...

SO cute!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness, this is such a cute pattern for a cutie.

love2stitch said...

She's growing up fast and getting more adorable.

Maybe a soft leather string in dark grey or brown may look lovely with your Pagoda colourway??

Marisa said...

Your daughter just keeps getting cuter. I like this easy little project too! Thanks for connecting with me on ravelry.

Sue said...

Melody gets sweeter everytime I see her in one of your photos. The capelet/cowl suits her!

Lissa said...

Fabulous photo of a great pattern! I have some ideas for this one...

Mary said...

Adorable! Melody is such a cute model :-)

kim said...

Wow! That is a cute capelet in her. Looks like you may have to make another for yourself.

Liana said...

Oh my goodness, is she ever cute. And the capelet cowl is so versatile! Who knows? She may still be wearing this when she's a teenager. :)

craftivore said...

Melody is adorable in anything that she wears. I feel like I need some easy knitting like that, a nice chunky rib.

margaux said...

SO freakin' cute!!

caiming said...

love this on her!