Monday, February 14, 2011

On The Needles

A Happy Monday to you all!  I just thought I would post about the projects I am currently working on.  The first one is A Handsome Shawl from Victorian Lace Today.  I believe I mentioned this in the last (awful) episode of the pod cast - this is my first serious lace project.  I am almost done with the first part of the pattern; I think after a few more rows I will just be repeating the pattern from a certain point.  I am so excited!  It really is coming along nicely, and I am almost encouraged to do another lace project after this is completed.  I say almost, because lace requires too much attention.  There is no sitting in front of the TV and knitting mindlessly.  But I am sure my efforts will be greatly rewarded once the shawl has been blocked and is ready to wear.

The second project I am working on is the Entrelac Throw from knit simple (as mentioned in the December 14 post).  Love it so far!  I played around with entrelac a few years ago just to get the feel of it, but never made anything, so this is my first Entrelac project.  I love that this technique looks so complicated, but it super simple.  One thing in particular that I like about this pattern, is the yarn that is used.  Limerick by Wisdom Yarn is the yarn.  31801 is the color used in the magazine, however when I tried to order, they were out of stock, so I got 31805 instead.  It is just as pretty, however I do want to make another throw using the 31801 too!  The color changes are really nice - when I was first figuring out entrelac, I was using two separate colors, and there were just way too many ends to weave it.  It is much better to use a yarn that changes color itself!


  1. I'm trying to make the Puffed Rib Scarf....what size needles, yarn do I use and I'm assuming you just end the scarf with row four when desired lenght is reached? Thanks.

  2. Needle size depends on the yarn you use. You can use any yarn you like; the recommended needle size should be on the ball band of your skein. Try a swatch using that needle size and if you like how the fabric looks, then use that size needle. If you'd like a looser fabric, try a larger needle size; if you would like a tighter fabric then use a smaller needle size than recommended. And yes, just knit the scarf to whatever length you like, and end on row 4.

  3. Thank you....can't wait to finish my scrunch scarf so I can try this one!