Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Four Times a Lady...

Do you all remember my experimentation with Entrelac? Not a bad beginning to be sure. However, I did learn a very valuable lesson while knitting up my first Eleanor. Changing color at every tier? Yeah, it makes for some serious end weaving action upon completion of the project. What. A. Drag. Needless to say, I saw the error of my ways and bought entire bags of Kureyon and Taiyo for the three latest incarnations of the great Lady Eleanor. Effortless Noro color changes. Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

She looks quite smashing in Kureyon blues and greens...



And equally fetching in Kureyon pinks and oranges...



But my fave is definitely the summerific inspired Taiyo Lady...



I even finished her off with the knotted fringe that the pattern calls for...



The Kureyon gals sport "easier for me" crocheted edging. I am equally satisfied with the results.

I know what you're thinking...

Yep, you all are wondering what has possessed me to make four of these stoles, right?

Well, it just so happens that I teach an Entrelac class at Abuelita's pretty regularly. It also just so happens that the beginning tier of this stole is a little tricky for novice knitters to grasp. Therefore, at the beginning of every Entrelac class I cast on and work the first tier of this project along with my students. You know, there's safety in numbers...Anyhow, I figure if I'm going to start one, I might as well try a different Noro colorway and make yet another stole. After all, Lady Eleanor happens to be quite an interesting knit despite the fact that I could probably knit one in my sleep at this point!

Oh, and just in case you were wondering...I have one more of these bee-you-ti-ful girls on my needles. Just wait until you see the results!

17 comments:

Topknot_Forever said...

Oooooh I love the pink one! And I don't normally like pink.

turtlegirl76 said...

Holy Crap! You're a machine! It took me forever to finish 1! I could only imagine...

ladylinoleum said...

LOL...Yeah, I knit A LOT.

Can I tell you that I was looking at all the LE's on Ravelry and quickly discovered that people don't seem to block these stoles. What's up with that???

Anyone? Anyone?

Susan said...

Eleanor? I'm not sure what that is... To me, an Eleanor is either a lady's name or a Mustang.

???

~ susan

Yeah So said...

Just gorgeous. I need to find me some cotton stripey yarn to make me one of these (sadly, wool is too itchy)

Caroline B said...

Wow! Noro Kureyon is just about my favourite yarn, and it works so well for these - beautiful! (Do you ever sleep?????)

Rima said...

I am especially loving the Taiyo one! I have some of this yarn--the colors are so yummy.

Deneen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Thistledew Farm said...

So beautiful, I would make them in all colors also!

Corvus said...

Those are fantastic. Must save up for Noro!

(Must find job first, but hey, minor details.)

Trina said...

Those are all gorgeous!! I'm still trying to learn to knit. I need to find a pattern for some Crochet Entrelac.

Tracie said...

Oh I just love this so much. It is stunning. I taught myself how to crochet last December and I'm an addict. I'm working on knitting now and it is so much harder for me. I'm slowly getting it, but I need to stop adding stitches by accident! These really are amazing!

Batty said...

Wow, they are all gorgeous! I bet you now see little entrelac rectangles in your sleep.

Megalion said...

Gorgeous! And I agree, that summery one is simply delish! Looks really good with the added fringe too!

Kelly said...

Some people like the quilted puffy look of unblocked entrelac. I've knit about 4 Danica's (from knitty) and only once was tempted not to block. But I did. I love to block.

sylvchezplum said...

wow, I always love Kureyon but the Tayio one is amazing !!!

Shelley said...

I love the colour variations and how different something can look just by changing colours but not the pattern.