Just finished my first attempt at entrelac, and I have to say that it was really straightforward.
I managed to completely cock-up cat arrangements for the Christmas break - she normally goes to what Stashlet refers to as "the cat hotel" but despite booking our flights in the summer, I completely forgot to book the cattery and only discovered I'd screwed up at the begining of December so had to rope in a local friend.
Her thank you present was this little head band thingy from Knitty, called Quant. My go-to brand of yarn here in Ireland has become Drops (sorry Rowan) and I used their 100% wool Big Delight in the 01 Rose Garden colourway. I knitted it on 4mm needles and it took about a week of evening telly watching; the squares knit up really quickly and you've done a 'row' before you know it.
My only struggle was at the end when you stop the entrelac and decrease back to 3 stitches to make the second i-cord. Somehow I ended up with one stitch too many and had to do a couple of rows of improv, but I don't think it came out any worse for it.
Out of curiosity, I weighed the left-over yarn and found I had used just over half the ball (56g if you want to be precise!), so with a bit of practice you could get two of these lovely wraps out of just one 100g ball of yarn.
Mr G insisted in taking photos of me in full sunlight so here I am squinting with tears in my eyes and looking like all my hair has fallen out (but at least I was warm)...
...and here I am out of the sun, freezing but looking considerably less awful in it...
I think it could have been a couple of inches shorter and have a bit more negative ease but it stays on pretty well as it is, given all that hair everywhere.
I already have the rest of the ball earmarked for a Lanesplitter skirt, probably paired with a brown-ish or blue-ish yarn. Drops has a very similar skirt that I like the colours of, but the pattern looks more complicated and I want something that goes down to the knee; the Lanesplitter looks more simple for a first-time diagonal knitter to play around with length-wise, so watch this space.