Tuesday, January 19, 2010

the finished entrelac

Well, Linda? How did I do?
I love this process. I didn't even mind flipping it over and over to go from knit to purl every 4 stitches. I'm not sure I would want an entrelac project much bigger than a scarf, however - then the flipping would get annoying.

But this worked out great. It used up some yarn, and it's an addition to the gift box. It was moving along swimmingly towards a perfect men's gift, but then I hit the patches of bright fuchsia pink. I know most men wouldn't mind the touch of pink, and I'm sure most of your menfolk would be fine with it, but please don't suggest I give it to any of the males I know. They wouldn't wear it. None of them. At all. Ever. I know this, and I accept it.

A girl friend of mine will love it.
And Nancy? Nice to have you back reading!

8 comments:

Needles said...

I'm waiting to do entrelac till I'm ready to learn to knit backwards. I think even on a scarf it would drive me nuts.

Sel and Poivre said...

I need to find me some friends like you! Lucky girl - the one who receives that beauty!

KnitTech said...

That's a great looking scarf. And Needles is right, learn to knit backwards, it will save your sanity.

Anonymous said...

But KnitTech, how do we learn to knit backwards???!!!!
Nancy

Lucky Canuck said...

Now that is a nifty scarf!

Brenda said...

Nice scarf!!! Learning to knit backwards - now that 's a good goal for 2010.

Kristyn said...

The scarf is very pretty. I want to learn enterlac one day.

Needles said...

I've seen it done and done well of necessity by a client. I figure the first step is to drop my preconceived idea of what my hands are supposed to do.