Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Entrelac Knitting!


Last night I took a class on entrelac knitting from Ginger, owner of the local yarn shop: In Sheep's Clothing in Torrington, CT. This is what I've knitted so far. It looks strange, but Ginger says it's right. Like most beginner projects, this will be a scarf. Haha.

Here's a beautiful example (below) of what a completed entrelac knit looks like. When I first saw it, I wanted to slide my finger between the squares to see if it was open, but it's not.


The photo above is from the book "Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting" by Rosemary Drysdale. I haven't read this book but I've seen excerpts. I think the instructions would be adequate if you were comfortable with knitting instructions. Otherwise, lessons are better. 


Isn't this skirt amazing? It's by Kathryn Alexander Designs. She's offering a class for this at the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY, this weekend. 
Any knitters out there? I like to dabble in all kinds of needlework now and then.




10 comments:

cottonreel said...

I also like dabbling but oooooh

The AfterCraft said...

AAahhh.. My mother asks me everytime I talk to her if I have seen this.. now I have. It looks amazing!
Is it on difficulty par of cable knitting?

AKA organized knitting?

PeggySuesMom said...

I love to dabble too! The problem is there aren't enough hours in the day to do it all!!

Deb said...

Oh, your start reminds me that I have one of those in process. I should pull it out. Funny how you wanted to stick your finger in it - it looks like you can, but it's all stitched up. Can't wait to see more progress.

susiloci said...

No conocía esta forma de tejer, es bellísimo!!!!!!!!!!!

Dar said...

Oooh, I have not seen that kind of knitting before. Looks interesting. When I find some extra hours in the day, I may have to give it a try. I like learning and trying anything new that involves needles, fabric, yarn and using my hands. Thanks for sharing.

Ginger said...

Katherine is Fabulous! I took a workshop with her through Nutmeg Spinners Guild years ago. I will be taking another workshop, at the Gathering the first weekend in Nov. through the Northeast Hanspinners Association at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury.
She is a wonderful artist in so many mediums.

Ginger said...

Katherine is Fabulous! I took a workshop with her through Nutmeg Spinners Guild years ago. I will be taking another workshop, at the Gathering the first weekend in Nov. through the Northeast Hanspinners Association at the Heritage Hotel in Southbury.
She is a wonderful artist in so many mediums.

Cassandra said...

I'm a newbie knitter! I was looking for a video on YouTube about how to k2tog and there was a video on the sidebar for entrelac. I was intrigued by the image so I watched it. HOW COOL!!! It's definitely going on my list of knitting skills to learn. :) How fun that you get to take a class on it!

josiane berly said...

Je ne suis pas débutante en tricot mais je recherche un modèle avec ses explications d'un gilet ou une veste en entrelacs, qui pourrait m'aider.
Voici mon adresse mail. . byjode39@gmail.com
Un grand merci d'avance.
Berly Josiane