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|Entrelac is a knitting technique that creates a very interesting, complicated look, however,
it is only connecting squares while you knit and is really not that difficult.
This variation of the technique has a lace design inserted into alternating rows
of squares and is knit side to side, rather cuff to cuff.|
The basic design starts by creating a ribbed cuff which starts with half the number of stitches for the body. Stitches are added in each set of entrelac squares until the desired number of stitch have been created to make the lace insets work. The end of the work reverses the process and decreases stitch until the number of stitches are reached for making the end cuff.
The shrug pictured was made from 6 ounces of lace weight handspun merino wool and angora yarn. The cuff was knit with US size 2 double point needles to make it tight. The body was knit with US size 3 single point or circular needles. Gauge is 6 stitches per inch and 10 rows per inch.
|Pattern is $5.00|
Entrelac Hat Pattern is $5.00
|In this Entrelac Hat, Suzanne has a combination of rectangles
and triangles worked in sequence as a variation of the technique.
The yarn required is 6 ounces worsted weight or bulky weight hand spun
in two or three colors, excellent use of scraps. You can also use commercial
yarn in worsted or bulky weight and knit it in a single or multiple colors.
The needles used are US size 9 Circular or Double Point Knitting Needles.
|Entrelac is a knitting technique that results in a very interesting fabric of interconnecting
squares. In this variation of the technique, a lace design has been inserted into
alternating rows of squares. |
The Slotted Scarf begins by creating a garter stitch cuff, which starts with 3 stitches. Stitches are increased at the beginning of each row until there are 40 stitches. These are then divided into two sections to create the ribbed slot. After the slot is completed, the two sections are reconnected and then the entrelac section is worked. Stitches are added in each set of Entrelac squares until the desired number of stitches have been created the make the lace inserts in the Entrelac work. The end of the work reverses the process and decreases stitches in the squares until the desired number of stitches are reached to make the end duplicate the beginning. The scarf is then worn by inserting one end of the scarf through the slot at the other end.
Pattern only is $5.00
|The scarf pictured here was knit from two ounces of sport weight Shetland handspun yarn, commercial sport weight yarn may be used as well. The entire scarf can be done on either straight needled or circular needles. The sample was worked on US size 5 needles.|