The colors look a little more vibrant on the screen than they are in real life. I toned down the saturation a bit, but it’s still a little too bright.
I really wanted a colorway of either Silk Garden or Kureyon that was mostly blacks and grays with just a few pops of color, but it seems that Noro has pretty much gone to either very bright colors, or all neutral with no bits of color. The color I ended up getting (319) is a little brighter than I’d like, but I did like the purple and green combination. I suppose I could have cut out some of the brighter colors for a more subtle look, but I’d have needed a lot more yarn.
This is my first entrelac project, and one of the reasons I wanted to do it was to learn how to knit backwards. It was pretty awkward at first, but it didn’t take too long to get the hang of it. That’s definitely the way to go with entrelac – not having to turn the piece around every few stitches makes it go much more quickly.
Used a larger needle size, so that the scarf would be softer, with more drape. I started with a crochet cast-on so that my cast-on would match my bind-off. I’m really happy with how that came out. Also, I kept my first and last stitches in stockinette instead of garter.