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Old 01-01-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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Does this tutorial on Entrelac make sense to anybody?

http://www.digitalthreads.com/knitti...h/entech2.html

that second and third block photo confuses me.

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:08 AM   #2
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I have never tried entrelac, but I did save a link to a site with it seemed pretty clear instructions. Take a look at this site and see if it helps at all. Good Luck.
http://wolfandturtle.net/Yarnpath/in...relac_express/
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Wow, that looks far more complicated than the "garterlac" dishcloth I did. There are no tutorial pics, but I was able to follow the written directions here
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:19 PM   #4
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I had the hardest time with Entrelac when I first tried it...they tell me I like to "think" to hard about new techniques or figure out the why...and sometimes you just gotta try it...this ended up true with Entrelac...once I decided to just go with it and trust the pattern I didn't have any problems...My first pattern was the Danica from knitty...I didn't read ahead like I always do...and I just did what the pattern said to do even though it made no sense to me ....after the first few blocks you will see how it works out....
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Does this tutorial on Entrelac make sense to anybody?
http://www.digitalthreads.com/knitti...h/entech2.html
that second and third block photo confuses me.
That makes it a lot more complicated than it has to be. No wonder you thought it needs to be knit on dpns, it doesn't. Use straights or circs. The Yarnpath page is a good one, here's some more -
redthreadsblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/entrelac-tutorial.html
http://www.io.com/~cjwyche/Entrelac/Entrelac.html
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That tutorial you're looking at is not 'really' entrelac- it's turned from diagonal to straight. Which is fine, if that's what you want! Just thought I would point it out in case you were expecting it to come out a different way. The directions do make sense to me, but maybe just because I've done entrelac before. I used the yarnpath tutorial that Plantgoddess posted, and it was easy once I jumped in and trusted the pattern. When you start it definitely doesn't look like it's going to come out right, but it does.
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #7
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Wow, that looks far more complicated than the "garterlac" dishcloth I did. There are no tutorial pics, but I was able to follow the written directions here
I was just now reading the garterlac pattern. Still fuzzy on the instructions.
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I had the hardest time with Entrelac when I first tried it...they tell me I like to "think" to hard about new techniques or figure out the why...and sometimes you just gotta try it...this ended up true with Entrelac...once I decided to just go with it and trust the pattern I didn't have any problems...My first pattern was the Danica from knitty...I didn't read ahead like I always do...and I just did what the pattern said to do even though it made no sense to me ....after the first few blocks you will see how it works out....
Who is that good looking guy wearing the scarf>?? ha ha!
These instructions look easy to understand. Tomorrow I don't work, so, I'll try this out. Will that guy in the photo come over and hold my hand while I'm knitting?
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That tutorial you're looking at is not 'really' entrelac- it's turned from diagonal to straight. Which is fine, if that's what you want! Just thought I would point it out in case you were expecting it to come out a different way. The directions do make sense to me, but maybe just because I've done entrelac before. I used the yarnpath tutorial that Plantgoddess posted, and it was easy once I jumped in and trusted the pattern. When you start it definitely doesn't look like it's going to come out right, but it does.

When I looked at it, it looked like a lot of rectangles sewn tog.I'll peruse yarnpath again. I must be a slow learner.
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