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« on: January 26, 2007 08:59:16 AM »

Can anyone point me to a tutorial or explanation of how to do entrelac? Online or in a magazine or book is fine.

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2007 09:14:41 AM »

google: KNITTY'S DANICA

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2007 10:49:49 AM »

Here's a couple good tutorials, which can be scarves when you're done  http://redthreadsblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/entrelac-tutorial.html and http://wolfandturtle.net/Yarnpath/index.php/Yarnpath/comments/all_aboard_the_entrelac_express/

Another pattern that I like better than Danica, though it's like a template, choose your own number of stitches to work with - http://lupinbunny.blogspot.com/2007/01/baby-e-noro-entrelac-scarf.html

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2007 12:09:36 PM »

That link to wolfandturtle.net is a very helpful read.  I've been continually mystified by entrelac, and I almost think I can do it after reading that.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2007 12:34:01 PM »

That link to wolfandturtle.net is a very helpful read.  I've been continually mystified by entrelac, and I almost think I can do it after reading that.

That's the link I learned from. I think I only had one problem with it (can't remember what that was now, though) but I figured it out.
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007 03:06:05 PM »

I think there's going to be an entrelac article in the next Interweave Knits.
I don't think Danica is the best pattern to learn with because it doesn't include instructions for slipping the right stitches to make it easier to pick them up later.

Good luck learning entrelac! It's so deceptively easy and fun. I learned it about two weeks ago from the Lady Eleanor pattern in Scarf Style and I've already made a Danica-inspired scarf and I'm 3 skeins into a full sized Lady-E. It's addictive! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2007 05:51:29 PM »

This is the best tutorial I've found... for some reason some of the others just served to confuse me - but this one just really "clicked!" Give it a try!!

http://wolfandturtle.net/Yarnpath/index.php/Yarnpath/comments/all_aboard_the_entrelac_express/
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2007 08:10:08 PM »

Hmm, the wolf and turtle link makes it seem almost easy.  I may have to give it a shot.  Thanks for the linkage!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007 07:12:57 PM »

I have a question with the Wolf & Turtle site.

I have done two passes but both times have gotten really confused with the end:

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With one stitch on the needle, P1.
Pick up and purl 7 stitches along the side of the block below, turn.
K8
P2tog, K5, P2 tog, turn
K7

Continue like this, purling 2 together at the beginning and the end of the row and having one less stitch on each iteration, until you K2:

Turn and P1, P2tog, turn
K3, turn
P3tog.

There is one stitch left.  Pick and up purl 7 stitches as before and proceed with the second and third triangles.  When you have one stitch left at the other side of the fabric, end off.


1. Are you really supposed to be knitting in the middle here?  : P2tog, K5, P2 tog, turn

2. K2? is that K2 on the non purl side (question is moot if you aren't K in the above) : Continue like this, purling 2 together at the beginning and the end of the row and having one less stitch on each iteration, until you K2:


3. I just CAN'T get this to work:

Turn and P1, P2tog, turn
K3, turn
P3tog.

If I'm knitting 2, how can I then have 3 stiches to P1, P2tog. and if I have just P1, P2Tog that leaves me with 2 stiches not 3 to knit.


I really like these instructions, I just can't get my end to look pretty & straight at all.

Help!?
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2007 09:00:45 PM »

I used the Garterlac Dishcloth to learn. The link at the top of the page has a picture tutorial for where to pick up the stitches.
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