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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Baby Eleanor, FO



Pattern: Baby Eleanor, adapted from Interweave Knit's, Scarf Style pattern, Lady Eleanor
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, color 244. I'm not sure how many balls as I sacrificed Klaralund to make it

This was an enjoyable knit. I love Noro Silk Garden, the entrelac was fun to do and I learned to knit backwards. The fringe was a bit of challenge, but once I got over the fact that it was not going to be exact, it was easier. As I am only 4'11# and a undertall for my weight (ahem) Baby Eleanor engulfs me. It is quite a generous "scarf" and for me basically a stole.

While looking for eyeballs at Creations by You, I found the magic sign, "50%" off so got a novelty yarn, called Trendsetter's Dolce (75% acrylic, 25% polyamide...GASP!) According to Wikipedia, polyamide "is a polymer containing monomers joined by peptide bonds. They can occur both naturally, examples being proteins, such as wool and silk, and can be made artificially, examples being Nylons, Aramids, and sodium poly(aspartate)." I like to believe my polyamide is natural, heh. I was attracted to the brilliant jewel tones. The WIP is a Skinny scarf with a crossed trellis pattern over 6 stitches instead of the 8 pictured in Shelagh Hollingworth's A Compendium of Knitted Stitch Patterns on size 11 metal needles. The yarn is a ribbon yarn and feels like a silky scarf but it stuck to the bamboo needles I started out with.

16 comments:

Opal said...

Baby Eleanor is gorgeous! And that scarf is absolutely stunning.

beadlizard said...

What an excellent idea for ribbon yarn. Hmmm. --Syl

mk said...

Baby Eleanor is lovely. I may have to try entrelac one of these days just so I can make one of my own!

debbie said...

baby eleanor is beautiful, it turned out great! and i love the colorway of your ribbon yarn....

mysticalfeet said...

Baby, it's cold outside! Baby is just gorgeous! The new scarf is pretty. I "heart" those colors together. I had no idea that Creations By You even sold yarn before you mentioned it yesterday.

Kirsten said...

I love that Baby Eleanor! Gorgeous!

Felicia said...

That Dolce turned out pretty amazing!

Michelle said...

happy to see your baby has grown up -- fringe and all. so elegant, that eleanor. should i decide to go back to the fringe option (for my version which seems to be becoming a monster eleanor!), may i look to you for a tutorial? see you next week.
--blogless michelle

Rachel said...

Those scarves are amazing! I love the entrelac, especially. And you learned to knit backwards?????? My goodness!

I know exactly what you mean about the ribbon yarn sticking to bamboo needles. I had to switch, too, when I knit something with ribbon yarn. However, I can't get over how gorgeous that scarf is that you're knitting. Where did you get the pattern?

Tia said...

Wow! Baby Eleanor is just beautiful. I too love silk garden and the pattern shows off the yarn and it's colorway beautifully. I just printed up the pattern for it from one of the blogs. I got a couple of things on my list to knit and enterlac is right up there on my list. You did a beautiful job. Speaking of polymers, I remember making nylon stockings in chemistry class in college!

Sachi said...

Pssst... Stop in and make another guess. It's not a domestic animal. :-)

Dipsy said...

How very, very beautiful Baby Eleanor is! This must have been such a lot of work, but all the hours spent are so totaly worth it! Congratulations on a really awesome accomplishment!
And the colorway of the ribbon yarn is just exquisite, so gorgeous!

Terby said...

Baby Eleanor is beautiful. It looks great in Silk Garden, and the size is so much more wearable.

Zarzuela said...

Elinor looks wonderful! Way to go!

Jessica

aija said...

Eleanor is beautiful! And what a great use of ribbon yarn for your scarf... brilliant!

KnitPastis said...

Wow, Wow and Wow! Baby Eleanor is stunning!