A very interesting post today in the Knitting Daily Blog, in a guest blogger appearance by Eunny Jang. The garment is Tram Nguyen’s Betty’s Tee, from the Spring 2010 Interweave Knits.
I don’t often buy this magazine, as I don’t have a lot of room for magazines; I tend to buy single patterns instead off the Interweave website. But I might get this one anyway just for this garment. I’ve been wanting to try entrelac anyway, and this giant-sized entrelac seems like it’d be a fun way to try it out.
The fit looks really nice for all the reasons that Eunny gives; I especially like the drape possibilities of the ribbing stitch pattern.
Something drapey and silky and cool and slightly crunchy seems like it’d be nice. Linen, maybe, if I wash it a few times to soften it before wearing. Not sure how a soft silk would do, but if I can find a raw silk, that might work very well.
Love the little diagrams with the post, too, showing how the tube of the entrelac is made to drape well around the human form, and how you might mod the thing up using other stitch patterns. I love the idea of a little tiny cable pattern as well if it’s done in something small-ish gauge-wise.
Ah me, another project to add to the queue…