06 July 2008

FO: French Press Cozy

Pattern: French Press Cozy from Design*Sponge
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Red
Needles: Bryspun US5
Mods: I knit on i-cords rather than locating buttons for the closure.

Last month I knit this up as a little Father's Day present for Nick for our french press in Maine. I hadn't considered that the press itself is green (whoohoo, Christmas!), but a number of other items in the kitchen are red, so this seemed appropriate.

My feelings for this yarn are mixed. It makes a nice fabric and is pretty low maintenance (yay, machine wash!), but I don't particularly like knitting with it, and unless knit up at a small gauge, which it is here, it seems too floppy for my taste. But it does make a lovely, velvety fabric.

The knitting took about two-and-a-half hours and used under one skein of yarn. A really nice, quick project that will see a lot of happy use.

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