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.