Explorations in Entrelac
With Sarah Peasley.
Dec 5, 10:00am-12:10pm CST
Dec 5, 5:00-7:10pm CST
Dec 6, 10:00am-12:10pm CST
Dec 12, 10:00am-12:10pm CST
Dec 13, 10:00am-12:10pm CST
Learn to build basic Entrelac skills with tips and techniques specific to this stitch pattern.
Let’s begin our journey by reviewing the basics to make sure you have all the right-leaning and left-leaning triangles and squares solidly in your Entrelac toolbelt.
Included will be lots of ssk and p2tog decreases, some kfb and pfb increases, plenty of picked-up stitches (both knitwise and purlwise), and, if you’re game, the valuable treasure of knitting backward is also yours!
We’ll try different ways to start Entrelac pieces and discuss which beginnings pair with which projects. Swatching will be done both flat and in the round, to gain an understanding of what might need to be done differently depending on which of these roads you take. Building on the basic Entrelac skills, you’ll be introduced to specific techniques to work this unique stitch pattern: increases and decreases, neck and armhole shaping, seamless seams, and clean color changes.
Finally, you’ll be able to swatch, measure, plan, map, and execute a completely seamless garment. Whether following an existing pattern to the letter, tweaking it here and there, or stepping completely into uncharted territory, you will be well equipped to continue successfully onward with your Entrelac journey.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Student must be comfortable with knitting and purling, with ssk and p2tog decreases, and with kfb and pfb increases.
__100 g smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight or aran-weight yarn (4-5 sts/inch)
__100 g smooth, contrasting-colored yarn, in same weight as above
__US 7 (4.5 mm), US 8 (5mm), or US 9 (5.5mm) needles, or size appropriate for yarn selected
__16″ circular needle, and set of double-points, in same sizes as above
__Ruler (for drawing straight lines)
__Removable stitch markers
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes