I get it! But I don’t really want it.

The last time I did entrelac was for the cuffs of some kilt hose, and in that context I think it’s great stuff. It created a lovely texture that finished off the socks beautifully. This time, I was doing it with an eye towards doing some clever (ish) color work in a scarf.

Unfortunately, now that I’ve got the hang of it . . . it’s really not doing it for me.

It’s a great fabric (you cannot go wrong with yak) and once it’s blocked I’m sure it would have looked good, but I’m just not digging it. So this photo was taken on the bus ride to work just before the piece took a trip to Frogsville. Instead of becoming a band of entrelac, I think this yarn is going to become a Seaman’s scarf (like the one seen here). Heaven knows Seattle needs more scarves.

2 Responses to “I get it! But I don’t really want it.”

  1. Lynn Says:

    If you’re going for the look of entrelac, you might as well just give in and learn to weave. Knitting woven-looking stuff is a LOT more pain than it’s worth.

  2. Kath Says:

    Most of the entrelac that I’ve seen and really liked was using a variegated yarn, somehow in a solid it just doesn’t “pop” as much as it should for the effort put into it.