23 Aug

“Baby Eleanor,” finished!

I’m a bit late getting this onto the blog. The photos have been up on Flickr for a couple of days now. Anyway, I finally finished the Baby Eleanor — a smaller version of the Lady Eleanor wrap from Scarf Style. It took much longer than necessary because I just don’t enjoy entrelac that much, so I would go a couple of months at a time without working on it. The results are nice, though. I’m glad I made it, but I won’t knit another one. 🙂

Technical info:

  • Yarn: Patons SWS Natural Geranium. Including tassels, used about 4 1/3 skeins… I think. Could have been 5 1/3.
  • Needles: US 9.
  • Dimensions, blocked: 63 inches long without tassels, 79 inches long with tassels, 10 inches wide.

More photos of the Baby Eleanor here.

My next project will be this gorgeous Gretel hat, which I’m already halfway finished with.

2 thoughts on ““Baby Eleanor,” finished!

  1. Sure. It’s just plain entrelac. You can use any instructions you find for entrelac. Just make it as wide as you want. I made mine using this tutorial. I made the blocks in mine 6 stitches each instead of 5. (The real Lady Eleanor has bigger blocks.) Then just keep doing entrelac until the scarf is as long as you want. If you use yarn like Noro Silk Garden or Patons SWS, with long color transitions, you automatically get this colored square effect.

    The funny thing is that I actually had the Lady Eleanor pattern, but didn’t use it since it’s just entrelac, so it didn’t matter much. I did refer to it again for the fringe at the end, but then I cut it off and just put tassels on since the original fringe didn’t work right with SWS.

    Knitty also has a similar pattern for free — Danica.

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