Lady Eleanor, I Presume?

Lady Eleanor by Kathleen Powers Johnson, from Scarf Style

One of my Knitter's Resolutions this year is to work with different stitch patterns. Kathleen Power Johnson's Lady Eleanor, from the book Scarf Style, has been on my list for years, and I think it'll finally make its appearance in 2013.

It's my birthday today, and I think I'm going to give myself a gift in the form of yarn for Lady E!

Lady Eleanor (shown at right) is one of those scarf knitting patterns that combines a stitch pattern with its perfect yarn. The woven look of entrelac shows off the beautiful colors of hand-dyed, self-striping yarn, breaking up the colors in such a pleasing manner. And I really love the long, knotted fringe; it's beautiful.

Knitting entrelac is easy once you get going. I've taken a couple of classes on this knitting technique and it's one of those stitch patterns that you don't want to stop knitting because you're dying to see what comes next. Check out Eunny Jang's free tutorial on knitting entrelac; you'll see how simple it really is.

Eunny also has a DVD workshop available, Entrelac Knitting, Basics and Beyond, which expands on the information presented in her free tutorial. It's a wonderful learning tool.

I hope you enjoy knitting entrelac. Maybe you'll want to knit Lady Eleanor with me!


P.S. Are you already an entrelac knitter? If you have any tips, leave a comment and share them with us.

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