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Old 02-28-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
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KH Monthly Challenge--March
OKay ladies and gents! This month, for most of us, will be an actual CHALLENGE. I'm also suggesting a similar project. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give this one a try; it's a cool knitting technique, great for stashbusting, and looks a lot harder than it is.

For March, I want you to try Entrelac. The pattern I am suggesting is Danica from knitty , but you can just do a swatch if you want to, or another pattern alltogether (puppyluv knitted this awesome wrap, Lady Eleanor, from Scarf Style). There's also a pair of entrelac socks in the new Interweave Knits, and I'm sure Knitting Pattern Central has some projects.

Before you're all and let's anser a question: what *is* entrelac??? Well, we have a whole thread about it here (Friskums and Dustinac have some pics there, too) and some discussion about gauge here. Basically, you're going to be knitting stockinette short rows to form triangles and rectangles that look like they are woven together.

The yarnpath has a great tutorial on how to start (thanks Friskums for the link), and it is almost identical to the tutorial in Interweave Knits.

The tools you need are 2 or more colors of yarn with the same weight/gauge, needles appropriate for that yarn and maybe a row counter. All you need to know how to do is knit, purl, slip, k2tog, p2tog, and pick up stitches. Allllll skills we already have, OR have access to via Amy's videos.

Did I *mention* this project will be *ideal* for you stashbusters??

I'm going to start Danica tonight, after I buy yarn at Chix (I know, not stashbusting, but I'm weak, what can I say )

This is a great opportunity for us to learn from each other, so let's all join in, shall we?

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Old 02-28-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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wow, it is even up before march!! i can't wait to try this one out!!! i have lots of yarn i can use! but first to finish last months (Feb.) kal, and all my other projects that have time limits!!
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:43 PM   #3
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Hilde-This is awesome! I've wanted to try entrelac, but have been kinda scared. I will probably only try a swatch, as I have way too many things OTN's right now. Great KAL!
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:45 PM   #4
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Whoohooo! I've been waiting for this one ever since I heard it would be entrelac! I have three skeins of Patons SWS that I'm gonna make the Danica out of! Sooooo excited! I think I might cast on as soon as I start my Petunia tote (as if I don't have enough projects on the needles!).

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Old 02-28-2007, 06:10 PM   #5
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Can you join in if you have already started a Danica scarf? I started one last month and haven't gotten around to finishing it, and I think this would be a great motivation ofr me to do so.
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Old 02-28-2007, 06:57 PM   #6
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I'm stash busting with some sock yarn.. will be doing the socks in Interweave Knits
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:12 PM   #7
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Sounds interesting! I'll give it a whirl, although as a newbie I'm a little nervous....I'll have to check out the instruction links and ponder a small project to try this out on.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:17 PM   #8
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I'm a lurker more than a poster, but I've been dying to try entrelac so I have to join this challenge!

Has anyone ever done a baby blanket in entrelac? I might have to search for a pattern.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:40 PM   #9
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Only the maaaaahvelous Hilde could pull me out of hiding with something such as this

I'm in! I've admired this technique for a long while, and there's no better way than a KAL to try out something new.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:38 PM   #10
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im so in on this one.... I have admired so many things knit in entrelac.... now I can learn!! And I am soo sooo sooo sure that I will have many questions along the way for instructions!!!
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