As you may remember, learning new techniques is one of my New Years Resolutions. So on New Year's Day I thought what could be better to ring in the new year than jumping right in and starting an entrelac scarf. I chose the pattern by Allison LoCicero, which is a free Ravelry download. I just used the instructions with the scarf pattern and found that if I did exactly what it said, instead of trying to think it through, it turned out perfectly. However, if you do run into trouble, or don't quite understand what the pattern is telling you to do, she has linked to a YouTube video that will walk you through the stitch pattern. After I worked the two tier repeat a few times I had it memorized so the scarf zipped right along.
I used Knit Picks Chroma Worsted in Guppy, and am so glad I did. I had seen that another person on Ravelry had used it for this scarf and I thought it looked neat, so I wanted to use the same for mine. It was really cheery to work on and watching to see which colour was coming next kept me motivated to work another row, and another row, another row...
Needless to say, it was very fun and I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and learned something new. I could see myself making more of these and maybe even a cowl or two, now that I know it's not as hard as it looks. It has given me the confidence to try another one of the techniques on my list hopefully in the near future.
Have a wonderful weekend,