I recently got commissioned to knit an entrelac scarf. This project completely ate my life for over three weeks, but I think the end result was damn worth it.
I used a multi-colored yarn this time, instead of three different colors of yarn like last time, and I am definitely in love with the result. Much less fussy, and the result is quite stunning.
This yarn is particularly pretty, and has great variation in color. I am actually making a second scarf like this right now in another colorway, and I am still so in love with how different the colors come out. The yarn is quite perfect for entrelac.
I can't stop making them! I have acquired way too much embroidery thread, and even a bobbin winder so I would have no more horrible tangled messes of thread.
The above pattern is by my currently favourite user on braceletbook.com, Mikkomix. I don't actually know her, but I've fallen in love with her patterns and colour schemes. She also has a shop and other cool things on her website, like cool free fonts! Do check her out!
I promised to write the pattern for it ages ago, but then life happened (as it does, which is also the reason this blog has been inactive for so long). But I finally, finally wrote the pattern and put it up on Ravelry. So if you need to make a last-minute gift, or something festive to keep you warm in the following weeks, check it out! It's a super simple, super quick project.
I've had this wonderfully soft thick-and-thin yarn in my stash for ages now, and I hadn't thought of anything cool to do with it, but since it's really, really cold right now, I thought it was time I made myself a cowl.
I didn't use a pattern for this. I just used a large hook and the woven crochet stitch, and made a large rectangle. I didn't make an actual buttonhole either, the gaps in this are large enough for the button to comfortably slip through.
I really like how warm and soft this is, and how it can look different depending on where I button it. For example, sometimes I like folding down the top edge of the cowl so it's a bit collar-like: