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brokenblossoms
02-22-2007, 12:46 AM
Well? :shrug:

redwitch
02-22-2007, 12:51 AM
Do you mean entrelac? That's probably why you haven't been able to find info about on Google etc. It's spelled 'entrelac'.

Sarah

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-22-2007, 12:54 AM
Entrelac is a way to knit stockinette stitch so it looks like strips of yarn were woven over and under each other.
Puppyluv knit the Lady Eleanor Wrap from Scarf Style--you can see the WIP HERE (second pic down) (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=373523&highlight=scarf+style+entrelac#373523)

The new issue of Interweave Knits has a great explanation of it, PLUS a pattern for entrelac socks.

The next KH monthly challenge (for March) is going to be entrelac. I don't think many of us have experience with it, so I thought it would be a good technique to learn and practice

suzeeq
02-22-2007, 02:26 AM
Entrelac is a way to knit stockinette stitch so it looks like strips of yarn were woven over and under each other.
Puppyluv knit the Lady Eleanor Wrap from Scarf Style--you can see the WIP HERE (second pic down) (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=373523&highlight=scarf+style+entrelac#373523)

The new issue of Interweave Knits has a great explanation of it, PLUS a pattern for entrelac socks.

The next KH monthly challenge (for March) is going to be entrelac. I don't think many of us have experience with it, so I thought it would be a good technique to learn and practice

Oh way cool, Hildie; I just might join that one. I've done a scarf, but found a pattern for a hat. Now what yarn can I use....

And Danica (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTdanica.html) from knitty is also entrelac.

sue

Friskums
02-22-2007, 02:29 AM
I started an entrelac pillow. It's on hold at the moment while I finish my boyfriend's shirt (testing the boundries of our relationship and the boyfriend sweater curse :shock: :teehee: ).

Anyway, here's a pic of what I've got so far. It's really fun, and I can't wait to get back to it.
http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/entrelac.jpg

If you search the forum for "entrelac pillow" you'll find a GORGEOUS pillow one of the forum members made.

It really does look like they were weaved together.
http://www.ekittie.com/images/knitting/entrelac-close.jpg

dustinac
02-22-2007, 10:57 AM
I made Danica from knitty.. you can see it here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24933&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=240) I really like it... and when I wear it out someone always stops me and wants to know where they can get it :teehee:

brokenblossoms
02-22-2007, 11:08 AM
Oohhhh ok! Thanks everyone! :)

Jax3303
02-22-2007, 11:30 AM
I did an entrelac pillow back in October. You can see a pic of it here (http://anjaknits.blogspot.com/2006/10/entrelac-pillow.html) I love knitting entrelac . It's quick, fun and beautiful. Only downside is that it eats up a lot of yarn. My Pillow took 2 fill skeins of SWS, and it's barely big enough to be a small couch pillow.

mdog182
02-22-2007, 12:34 PM
the spring 07 issue of interweave knits has a good article about entrelac and a pattern for really cute socks also

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-22-2007, 04:20 PM
Well, those of you who have experience with it, I expect you to help out on the KAL! I've never done it, so my when people ask questions I'll be all like :?? and :shrug: and :shock: and :thinking:

I think I'll recommend Danica as the KAL project. I usually don't recommend specific projects, but in this case, it's something free and easy that we all have access to... and it's good for stashbusting.

Friskums
02-22-2007, 04:44 PM
Danica has good instructions on how to do it, too.

But this (http://wolfandturtle.net/Yarnpath/index.php/Yarnpath/comments/all_aboard_the_entrelac_express/) page is what REALLY helped me out when I was confused.

Angelia
02-22-2007, 04:58 PM
But this (http://wolfandturtle.net/Yarnpath/index.php/Yarnpath/comments/all_aboard_the_entrelac_express/) page is what REALLY helped me out when I was confused.

Oh, wow, that's exactly what I needed to see!! The first triangles confused me so much that I was certain I was knitting them incorrectly. Thanks Friskums! :heart:

Jeremy
02-22-2007, 06:17 PM
It does kinda sound like baby formula though. :shrug:

cookworm
02-23-2007, 04:06 PM
Is the technique for entrelac similar to cabling? :?? I don't understand how you do it.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
02-23-2007, 04:13 PM
It's less like cabeling and more like turning the heel of a sock. You're basically knitting short rows, and picking up stitches.

Friskums, that's a GREAT page!!!!!

dustinac
02-23-2007, 04:19 PM
Its very simple to do.. although I had to throw out thinking all together :rofl: .. I tend to over think things.. want to know why it's done that way.. with Enterlac I found out you just do exactly what the pattern tells you to do and you will be fine... :teehee:

I want to get the new IK for the Enterlac socks :cheering:

Ronda
02-23-2007, 05:24 PM
Its very simple to do.. although I had to throw out thinking all together :rofl: .. I tend to over think things.. want to know why it's done that way.. with Enterlac I found out you just do exactly what the pattern tells you to do and you will be fine... :teehee:


Maybe that's my problem. I keeping thinking and I need to just follow my pattern. (I'm working on entrelac purse on circular needles.)

Cristy
02-23-2007, 06:23 PM
I will have to check out the March Interlac project although I'm not sure if I'll have time to participate. I've always wanted to do Danica and I tried back in the fall and had problems w/ it--I could do the first three or so triangles w/ no problem but then there was one part that I kept having problems with. It was really frustrating me so I just put it down. I'll have to at least keep an eye on what you guys do so I can learn something. I've always loved the look of Interlac and I ADORE those interlac socks in IK...

mdog182
02-24-2007, 05:10 PM
i just tried entrelac last night with some scrap yarn....it was so much fun! i don't have any experience with picking up stitches or doing short rows so it was good to do just to practice those techniques. i agree about the overthinking thing....just do what the pattern says and you will be good.

dustinac
02-24-2007, 10:08 PM
Its very simple to do.. although I had to throw out thinking all together :rofl: .. I tend to over think things.. want to know why it's done that way.. with Enterlac I found out you just do exactly what the pattern tells you to do and you will be fine... :teehee:


Maybe that's my problem. I keeping thinking and I need to just follow my pattern. (I'm working on entrelac purse on circular needles.)

That might be it.. When I first started Danica I would get so frustrated :-x that I even put it up.. then I finally decided to just go with the pattern.. and still put it up cause I didn't like all the ends LOL... so found some SWS and decided to give it another try and it went well... I didn't ask any questions just did exactly what it told me to do :rofl:

:happydance: I got the new IK tonight... I can't wait to do the socks