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04-22-2009, 11:09 AM
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has knit the "Entrelac Jewels Afghan" from freepatterns.com
Here's the link to it, it's on the fourth row of patterns: http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=365
I think it looks really pretty, but it's knit in these zig-zag panels, then seamed together, and I wanted people's opinions on whether or not it would be difficult to seam them together with mattress stitch.
04-22-2009, 11:43 AM
It is pretty, isn't it? I didn't download the pattern, but assuming it is truely entralac, it's knit in one piece. You knit one zig zaggy color block/row, then pick up stitches and knit the next 'row.'
If you're new to entralac, it would probably be a good idea to do a small project to learn the technique first. My first project was this dishcloth: http://criminyjickets.blogspot.com/2006/07/garterlac-dishcloth.html
You can also gogle "entralac tutorial" for some other good sites with directions.
04-22-2009, 11:47 AM
I'd make the whole thing in one large piece. I did that with an entrelac blanket for my son - CO about 75 sts and did 15 st blocks. With this one, you would CO 100 sts and keep with the 10 st blocks. Then just follow the directions for the base triangles, the edge triangles and so forth. I used the Yarnpath's tutorial as the basis for the throw I did - www.wolfandturtle.net/Yarnpath/index.php/Yarnpath/comments/all_aboard_the_entrelac_express/ (http://www.wolfandturtle.net/Yarnpath/index.php/Yarnpath/comments/all_aboard_the_entrelac_express/)
04-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Mirl, there's 2 30 st strips for the center strips and 2 20 st strips for the sides. That keeps it from being so big, but I'd think it would be quite an undertaking to seam up.
04-22-2009, 11:54 AM
Thanks for the link. Here's two tutes for entrelac, I think the one by Yarnpath is best but have a looksie and judge for yourself.
04-22-2009, 12:04 PM
Yep, I like Yarnpath's too. This one is pretty good, better than the 2nd one you linked to - http://redthreadsblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/entrelac-tutorial.html