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Old 08-23-2005, 02:06 AM   #1
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Getting started on Entrelac
Hi boys & girls,
I'm trying to get started on an Entrelac pattern but it's not coming out right. Do any of you have any tips?
I cast on 30 stitches as required. Knit from the 1st 2 & made my 1st triangle then it says with 10 knit stitches on right needle . Do not turn the work.
Well, I tried & had 2 triangles facing the wrong way, ripped that, then had 2 triangles but a long thread between.......... can't be right.
I bought some Noro yarn for this & it's not cheap so don't want to mess up & waste the yarn.
If you have any idea where I'm going wrong or ideas I'd really appreciate it.
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Old 08-23-2005, 02:26 AM   #2
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After looking at the pattern again although it doesn't say so should I cut the yarn after the first triangel has been formed before knitting the second?
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Although I don't have an answer for you (sorry!) I am going to be trying entrelac for the first time myself pretty soon... If I figure it out, I will let you know.
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Same here...I love entrelac and want to give it a go...I have GOT to make entrelac socks AND the Eleanor Entrelac Stole in Scarf Style...but I've got to take the time to sit down and read about it...
I'm goint to be watching this thread for tips, I'm sorry, but I'm afraid entrelac is after my sock sabbatical which begins shortly and it will be very long...sorry I couldn't help...but.. :D happy to know that others are learning, as well .
dorsetmartin...you said that you got Noro for your project...is it by any chance the 'Eleanor'?!
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I'm a newbie.... What's "entrelac"?
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Good luck. It's tricky. But, like all these these things once you get the ahng of it it's plain sailing.
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Rebecca: Noro is a Japanese yarn that is multicoloured & is a combo of silk, kid mohair & lamb's wool. There are different mixes. The colours are fabulous & it has a great feel. There is a bit of a slub to it.
Very nice to work with.
I got mine on eBay


Glen: Entrelac is a type of knitting that looks like basketweave.
Check it out.
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This might be helpful:

http://knitting.about.com/library/bl...acinstruct.htm
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Well, it sounds like you got the hang of it, but just in case anyone else wants to know, I took some pictures as I was working on this...It's definitely not mindless knitting, and requires attention, but it was pretty fun! Rebecca, I think you'll like this - it reminded me of doing sock gussets, only stacked...sounds odd, but you'll see what I mean.
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PHRebecca, I know I will love it, I've played with it; and it's a bit like modular knitting, I found it fun....which type of directions are u u :D ... I can't wait to do the "Eleanor" but I don't, as of yet, know the yarn that I will use. And, I have 2 STUNNING sock patterns that are entrelac... them!!

dorsetmartin, I know what Noro is, I was curious as to if you were using the Noro yarn for the "Eleanor" stole that is in Scarf Style, it's featured in Noro yarn
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