Friday, February 06, 2009

entrelac....

sounds like the name of a sinister cat.

this is my first attempt at this entrelac thing and some of my thoughts along the way:

i had to keep this pattern in front of me from the beginning to the end. there was no row counting or keeping track of stitches. just full on concentration. (thank goodness she will only become a headband for my sister for if she were a scarf i think my head might explode. )

because of the nature of the beast, it is hard to put her down… you sort of never get to a stopping point as she never really looks right while you are knitting her.

at the end of it all i became pretty darn good at muttering a few choice curse words, m1 & picking up stitches.

the goods:
advil extra strength gel caps
left over gavin’s green colourmart 100% extra fine merino.
us size 6 double pointed needles
us size 6 straight bamboos needles
pattern (free): quant by star athena (named after mary quant the british fashion designer)

8 comments:

stoptheshow said...

yay! it looks really pretty with your red hair and curls. did you make that pattern up??

stoptheshow said...

oh duh, you say there's a pattern right there. so i went to the doc today and they say i have "chronic sinusitis" so it's not a cold...sucks!

lara griffiths said...

sounds icky. :(
i hope you like your headband. i had fun making it. thank you for the inspiration you sent. if it was not for that it would still be a green ball of yarn.

Leigh said...

Oh my God, I was going to try to commission you for one of these for Christmas! I swear. I was going to ask you to make me one in my favorite colors (black and grey). I love it, it came out so great!

lara griffiths said...

http://www.theknittinggarden.com/ro-tapestry.htm

color: lead mine 177

Lupie said...

I have always wanted to try entrelac and a hardband is the wat to start. Yours looks great.

passionknitone said...

Great job! I was eyeing an entrelac scarf just a few days ago. I'm not sure I have the guts to start one just yet.

Fran said...

Beautiful! I have yet to try entrelac. I must admit, the technique looks daunting and that's why I haven't tried it yet.