Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Entrelac scarf

I tried to get Worfy to model this scarf, but it just isn't working.

He's cute, and it would match him really well, but I don't think it's going to happen.

Oh well. It's still a nice scarf.
This scarf was a long time UFO that I started in the days before I took up sock knitting (there were such days?). I wanted to use this gorgeous Trekking yarn, but socks and I were still not talking at that point. Eunny Jang pointed out how well it looked in entrelac, and I hadn't done entrelac, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I couldn't find an entrelac pattern that used sock yarn, though, so I took a few liberties. In fact, I took a lot of liberties. I took an Ann Norling afghan pattern intended for worsted weight yarn, subbed in an appropriate needle size, and kept knitting.
And knitting. And leaving it in my car untouched for months at a time. And knitting.
But with the weather getting cold, and this scarf matching my charcoal winter coat oh so well, I decided it was high time to finish it. And that only took about a week of light effort.
If only I can keep tackling these UFO's at a rate faster than I cast on.

In summary:
Yarn: Trekking XXL in greys, two skeins, 75% Wool, 25% Nylon, 450 yds. $18.95
Needle: Size 2 (2.75 mm)
Pattern: Adapated from an afghan pattern
Time: A year as a UFO plus about a week as a WIP
Cost: About $40


Amanda said...

Very pretty!!

I feel you about wishing you could finish things at the same rate you start them. I'm sitting on my couch right now and can spot no less than 7 UFO's hiding in plain sight. There's at least twice that number which have been grounded & put in time out.

DK said...

Ohhhhh, I love it! It turned out SO well. I'm so impressed!

I bet I still have more UFOs than you do. Or that my UFOs can beat up your UFOs. Something.

Sarah said...

I would like to see that fight, actually.

Jen said...

It's very pretty! I love it!

Carrie Penny said...

that patter really shows off the yarn! I love it!