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griffsmom
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:06:29 PM  Show Profile Send griffsmom a Private Message
I stumbled across the Scarf Style/Wrap Style KAL blog 2 days ago and saw these posts of women who had done the Lady Eleanor stole from Scarf Style: http://kimsknitpage.blogspot.com/2005_10_01_kimsknitpage_archive.html -October 5, 2005 entry and http://scarfstyle.blogspot.com/2005/11/finished-lady-eleanor.html#comments -November 20, 2005 entry. Their Lady Es were so gorgeous that I instantly became absolutley smitten with Noro Silk Garden (never understood what the fuss was all about before) and with Lady E. I've had Scarf Style for almost a year now, but have been too afraid to try anything as I am a self-taught, intermediate-beginner knitter.

Well, the fever got me so bad that yesterday I stopped at the local LYS, bought one skein of SG #213 and stayed up until 2:00 a.m. teaching myself entrelac. Of course, I told myself I was only "swatching" just to see if I could figure out how to do it, but it turned out just the way it was supposed to and now I am committed (perhaps obsessed would be the more appropriate term...) to making my Lady E, even though I vowed to finish the Sampler Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls that I am currently half-way through knitting.

The instructions in Scarf Style are very good even for a first-tme entrelac knitter who has never knit anything that would have required me to pick up stitches or do short rows. The hardest part is just having faith that the first row (which starts out so very wonky) really will turn into a real tier of rectangles! I'm so pleased with this project and with teachingmyself something new that I can't help but share a picture of my progress so far: http://community.webshots.com/photo/308469463/526148726uxPsCO

If the ladies whose shawls I saw are members here and read this post--Thank you so much for the inspiration--your stoles are fabulous!!


*~*Lori*~*

My finished projects: http://community.webshots.com/album/308469463umpbHG

"Measure wealth, not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money." ~ Unknown

Renocat
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:15:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Renocat's Homepage Send Renocat a Private Message
Thank you...the first link is my Lady E. I used Noro Kuryeon

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Renocat
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:15:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Renocat's Homepage Send Renocat a Private Message
Thank you...the first link is my Lady E. I used Noro Kuryeon

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griffsmom
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:21:28 PM  Show Profile Send griffsmom a Private Message
Kim--it is truly gorgeous!!I love how the light and dark colors played out across your Lady E. I almost bought Kuryeon but was worried that it might be too scratchy and went with the silk garden. Thanks again for the inspiration--I would never have tried this new technique if it hadn't been for your and strawberryfever's stoles!!

*~*Lori*~*

My finished projects: http://community.webshots.com/album/308469463umpbHG

"Measure wealth, not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money." ~ Unknown
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griffsmom
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:21:28 PM  Show Profile Send griffsmom a Private Message
Kim--it is truly gorgeous!!I love how the light and dark colors played out across your Lady E. I almost bought Kuryeon but was worried that it might be too scratchy and went with the silk garden. Thanks again for the inspiration--I would never have tried this new technique if it hadn't been for your and strawberryfever's stoles!!

*~*Lori*~*

My finished projects: http://community.webshots.com/album/308469463umpbHG

"Measure wealth, not by the things you have, but by the things you have for which you would not take money." ~ Unknown
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SpinDiva
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:28:59 PM  Show Profile Send SpinDiva a Private Message
Me too!!! Me too!!!

I have been obesessed with "the lady" since I first got scarf style. Entrelac stumped me (as witness by the thread I started on what you seem incapable of learning). Finally - with the help of the new pattern on Knitty (Danica) and my stubborn will to learn this AND my picking up how to knit backwards - I cast on my lady last night in Noro Kureyon colorway 150 (grey, teal and green) and have the base triangles and the first tier done! I am one tier behind Lori and am about to do my first row of all rectagles.

It looks GREAT (she says with crossed fingers, as I still find entrelac a challenge.) This will be one LONG project as each tier seems to be taking me about an hour...

Andrea
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SpinDiva
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:28:59 PM  Show Profile Send SpinDiva a Private Message
Me too!!! Me too!!!

I have been obesessed with "the lady" since I first got scarf style. Entrelac stumped me (as witness by the thread I started on what you seem incapable of learning). Finally - with the help of the new pattern on Knitty (Danica) and my stubborn will to learn this AND my picking up how to knit backwards - I cast on my lady last night in Noro Kureyon colorway 150 (grey, teal and green) and have the base triangles and the first tier done! I am one tier behind Lori and am about to do my first row of all rectagles.

It looks GREAT (she says with crossed fingers, as I still find entrelac a challenge.) This will be one LONG project as each tier seems to be taking me about an hour...

Andrea
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Renocat
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:35:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Renocat's Homepage Send Renocat a Private Message
OOH I wanted to use color way 150 but couldn't get it at the time....I have almost considered making a second one in that colorway.

It was pure luck that mine turned out symetrical. And when I was finished knitting, I dunked it in the tub with some hair conditioner and it is not scratchy in the least...

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Renocat
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:35:27 PM  Show Profile  Visit Renocat's Homepage Send Renocat a Private Message
OOH I wanted to use color way 150 but couldn't get it at the time....I have almost considered making a second one in that colorway.

It was pure luck that mine turned out symetrical. And when I was finished knitting, I dunked it in the tub with some hair conditioner and it is not scratchy in the least...

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Kim
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kknitter
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:55:20 PM  Show Profile Send kknitter a Private Message
I so want to make this. I'm just afraid the silk garden will be too scratchy. But I love how the SG colors blend in this shawl. Almost everything except for Malabrigo feels too scratchy too me...I'm a wuss.

~KKnitter's Blog
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kknitter
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  12:55:20 PM  Show Profile Send kknitter a Private Message
I so want to make this. I'm just afraid the silk garden will be too scratchy. But I love how the SG colors blend in this shawl. Almost everything except for Malabrigo feels too scratchy too me...I'm a wuss.

~KKnitter's Blog
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lakeviwa
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  1:17:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit lakeviwa's Homepage Send lakeviwa a Private Message
Lori, great minds must think alike because I started thinking about knitting this stole about a month ago. I even bought the SG for it. Just need to finish up a few projects before casting on.

Tess - Timeless Endings Soar Skyward
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lakeviwa
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  1:17:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit lakeviwa's Homepage Send lakeviwa a Private Message
Lori, great minds must think alike because I started thinking about knitting this stole about a month ago. I even bought the SG for it. Just need to finish up a few projects before casting on.

Tess - Timeless Endings Soar Skyward
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Imknittin
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  1:46:20 PM  Show Profile Send Imknittin a Private Message
That is beautiful! Now I have to have the book Scarf Style!

Angie
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Imknittin
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  1:46:20 PM  Show Profile Send Imknittin a Private Message
That is beautiful! Now I have to have the book Scarf Style!

Angie
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becka always
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  2:29:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit becka always's Homepage Send becka always a Private Message
WTG everyone !! I am going to be looking for SWTC's Karaoke while I'm on vacation for my Lady E !! It is just to gorgeous not to knit!

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becka always
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  2:29:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit becka always's Homepage Send becka always a Private Message
WTG everyone !! I am going to be looking for SWTC's Karaoke while I'm on vacation for my Lady E !! It is just to gorgeous not to knit!

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Ivynforestsmom
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  3:09:04 PM  Show Profile Send Ivynforestsmom a Private Message
I love this wrap, but was totally beffudled by entrelac. Maybe I'll give it another try...

Yvonne
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Ivynforestsmom
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  3:09:04 PM  Show Profile Send Ivynforestsmom a Private Message
I love this wrap, but was totally beffudled by entrelac. Maybe I'll give it another try...

Yvonne
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SpinDiva
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  3:16:21 PM  Show Profile Send SpinDiva a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by kknitter

I so want to make this. I'm just afraid the silk garden will be too scratchy. But I love how the SG colors blend in this shawl. Almost everything except for Malabrigo feels too scratchy too me...I'm a wuss.

~KKnitter's Blog



I bought a whole bag of SG to do this, and then when it arrived (color # 35) - the colorway just doesn't suit me... It has a brilliant purple, orangey red and gold... very pretty, just not me - so I moved onto the Kureyon. I actually find the Kureyon a little easier to handle.. a little denser and thicker... and although I too have trouble with wools - this, as a shawl won't be close to the body... If anyone loves the colorway as described - drop me an email. A trade perhaps? I have 9 skeins.

Andrea

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SpinDiva
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Posted - 12/20/2005 :  3:16:21 PM  Show Profile Send SpinDiva a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by kknitter

I so want to make this. I'm just afraid the silk garden will be too scratchy. But I love how the SG colors blend in this shawl. Almost everything except for Malabrigo feels too scratchy too me...I'm a wuss.

~KKnitter's Blog



I bought a whole bag of SG to do this, and then when it arrived (color # 35) - the colorway just doesn't suit me... It has a brilliant purple, orangey red and gold... very pretty, just not me - so I moved onto the Kureyon. I actually find the Kureyon a little easier to handle.. a little denser and thicker... and although I too have trouble with wools - this, as a shawl won't be close to the body... If anyone loves the colorway as described - drop me an email. A trade perhaps? I have 9 skeins.

Andrea

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