Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I intended to use both skeins of my Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn for a long entrelac scarf. I used the pattern which can be found HERE. But it came as no surprise to me that I grew tired of knitting this.
Entrelac, I think you may agree, is a very cool knitted effect and Noro Yarns tend to scream, "Entrelac... I want to be ENTRELAC!"
But entrelac is a slow and sort of tedious process. You create small squares and triangles, one at a time. This consists of you knitting from 1 to 8 stitches in a row, turning the work each and every time you complete a short little row. Some of the gals at my local knit shop actually learned to knit backwards just to avoid turning the work repeatedly but I am not quite that clever. I am, however, clever enough to realize that this project was doomed to be tossed aside as a project in which I lost interest.
I picked this project up just the other day after ignoring it for a few weeks. As I was working on my scarf, I realized I was approaching a change in color to "cobalt blue" which was the same color in the cast on row. I decided to complete the final row and I stitched the two cobalt blue ends together. Tah DAH... an entrelac cowl! The two ends actually matched up pretty well; I just wear the seam at the back of my neck.