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Aviary Cowl

Noriko HoComment

Just blown away by the release of this collection of "scarves."  Scarves used lightly, as in anything that will wrap around the neck.  :o)  Quince and Co have really outdone themselves this time.  This was one of my "secret" knits.  I've had to keep this one under wraps since November!  I've been dying to share it with you guys, and now I can!

Aviary Cowl (click the picture to be taken to the Ravelry page), is made with Quince and Co Tern (75/25 Wool/Silk) using 2 skeins each color (4 skeins total).  I loved using this yarn, it is so squishable and just comfortable!  It was a dream to knit with, and I have actually already bought more so I can make Aviary in a different color combo!

Aviary was created when I had a daydream about a cowl that was two-sided.  I wanted one side to be solid to keep it nice and cozy, but the other side had to be a little more fun.  Not only that, but I wanted to have some color play.  I loved the idea of a mesh to keep the pattern feeling organic and fun, but not too fussy.  I absolutely love how the mesh allows the other side's color to peek through!  I think the colors chosen here work very well, neutral and can go with just about anything.  However, I also imagine how fun this would be in some bolder colors, or what about one light and one dark?

I'm most excited about the fact that this is available in physical format!  While I love the versatility of digital copies, there is just something that I love about flipping through a book.  I also love all of the other patterns in the collection.  I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and get to knit some of the other designs!  :oD 

I will be doing a KAL for this cowl in the fall.  Things are just so busy right now that there's no way I'd be able to handle my current design load, my day job, a move (yes, I am moving soon... more on that in another post), and moderating a KAL.  I have a feeling, by the time I'm done with my move, it'll be close to summer, and it just wouldn't feel right knitting this then.  So, fall it is!  :o)

Can't wait?  Please go ahead and CO now!  Share your color combinations and projects with me in my ravelry group!  I'd love to see which colors you chose!