Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole

A couple of weeks ago, I decided I wanted to start a new project for fall. I realize I have a long SoCal Indian summer ahead of me, yet. I dream of a Northwest fall. I mostly love the colors of maple trees and want to wear similar hues. I was thinking of a wrap or shawl, and though I never wear them, I could start. Or gift. I pulled out all the colors in my stash that live in the pallete of which I was dreaming, and started planning how I could stripe them, pattern them, somehow make them look like they all blended together. I wasn't sure how to do it. Then I remembered this variegated yarn I bought years ago, started a sweater on the fly, and then shelved, never to revisit. I pulled out the yarn, along with the sweater, and thought about it. After reviewing, I kind of like the sweater, and am hesitant to frog it. Though I don't know where I kept my notes. I have no clue what size needles were used, how many stitches were cast on, etc. I could figure it out, but seems like a pain.
I think I stopped knitting this because I didn't like the striped look. Can't remember exactly. Oddly, the main attraction for me to keep it and finish is the cluster of green towards the end of the one sleeve. That's it. The big payoff. A green patch.
Whether I will finish the sweater is still undetermined. If I do, I will need to buy more yarn, if I can find it. It obviously won't be of the same dye lot but that doesn't often matter with these acrylic (GASP! Gimme a break, it's all I could afford to buy so much of then. And now, frankly.) yarns produced for the masses. TBD. For now, I have about 4 skeins and have decided to make the Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole from the Scarf Style book by Pam Allen. When finished, it looks like this.
I'd never tried Entrelac before. I was kind of apprehensive, but like most patterns, just takes a little getting used to. I'm into it. The pattern calls for size US 10 1/2s and I originally used 10s, knit about a foot, then decided I didn't like the drape. Too tight, resulting in a bumpier, harsher looking garment. I switched to 13s and I'm digging it. About 2 feet in, I stopped for a week or so due to heat and general busyness. Think I'll pick up again tonight. It's looking something like this.


martinl007 said...

You never fail to amaze me at how talented and creative you are when it comes to knitting! I like seeing all your ideas and creations!

Breanne Martin said...

Thanks Dad! It's basically done, I just haven't been home long enough to do the finishing and take pics. Thanks for commenting, love you!