Sunday, September 16, 2007

FO: Giant entrelac "Mermaid" scarf

blue scarf 4


Yarn: Four balls of Phildar Horizons in 'Madras'. I bought it very cheap in a summer sale in Paris.

Needles: Two 3mm plastic dpns, made into straights with a couple of end-protectors. I don't like the length of most standard straights, so much preferred this set up as the cable of circs gets in the way for entrelac.

blue scarf close up


Pattern: It didn't start off as Danica. If anything, it's more inspired by Lady Eleanor. I used the instructions for the technique from How to Knit. But I realised, half-way through, that it is exactly the width for it; an MC-only Danica. It wasn't going to be quite so long, but I figured I might as well knit till I finished the stuff. I probably should have done it wider, but didn't think I'd have enough yarn. The lightness of these synthetic yarns *shakes head* I don't know. Entrelac is pretty addictive, so it wasn't too tedious to work that length of scarf, plus I had other projects to play with which broke it up.

Verdict: I love it. I've always wanted a giant Dr Who like scarf (but never had the patience to before). The changes of colours, done in entrelac, remind me of mermaid scales.

Photos, appropriately enough, taken on Brighton Beach this weekend.

bluescarf 1

21 comments:

marit said...

It looks great!!! And thanks for the links,I'd like to try it myself.

Pig wot flies said...

Fabulous!

Lola and Ava said...

Ah, see now I am looking for a K-9 going into the surf on the beach. Looks much more stylish than an old Tom Baker number any day. Well done!

Ava

reluctantMANGO said...

Beautiful scarf! Entrelac is on my list of things to learn, especially when it turns out as well as yours :)

Elemmaciltur said...

Looks great!

Amy said...

Love it! Beautiful work, as usual!

DistantKnitter said...

Beautiful scarf! Inspiring pictures!

Kelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

I don't seem to have the patience for entrelac...and my picked up stitches look ruff!

YowlYY said...

Thanks for the link in Flickr...I love the yarn! Must have a look next time I am in France. And yes, I do agree...entrelac is an addition and one can keep on knitting and knitting...

Stacey said...

that is great!!!!! I love long, long scarves!

gleek said...

:) everyone says that entrelac is addictive! and i see why. with such a lovely yarn, you could go on forever. that's gonna be a great scarf for the winter.

Philippa said...

Beautiful! Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Emily said...

very delicious.

pamela wynne said...

Beautiful, totally beautiful! Fabulous photo shoot, too. And great tip with the end protectors -- I don't like straights, but circulars make entrelac even fussier.

Veronique said...

Glad you got bitten by the entrelac bug too! It's so addictive, isn't it? When I started making Lady Eleanor, I forgot to photocopy one crucial page of the pattern to take with me on vacation, so I just looked up the Danica pattern. It's the same thing!! (Except for the width). Duh.

Elizabeth said...

It's awesome! I love how long and wide it is. It makes me long for a chilly, cozy fall day.

Christie said...

very pretty

So Much Fun said...

Umm...Wow, I must do an entrelac scarf now! Lovely!

Jo said...

I love entrelac. It is addictive and makes me happy. And you look beautiful in those colors! I'll bet it was hard to stop and bind off. :)

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