Designing with Entrelac (6 hours) (experienced)

                                                            

Class Description

Build on your basic entrelac skills with designing tips that are specific to this unique stitch pattern. Learn to swatch, plan, chart and execute a completely seamless entrelac garment. Prerequisite: “Basic Entrelac Techniques” class, or previous (successful) experience with entrelac.

Techniques to be covered

  • Swatching with entrelac
  • Charting an entrelac design
  • Ratio of horizontal knitting to bias knitting
  • Flawless color changes between contrasting colors
  • Armholes
  • Neck opening
  • Joining the shoulders seamlessly
  • Neckbands and buttonbands
  • Sleeves

Supplies needed

  • 1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, worsted-weight yarn
  • 1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7″ (18 cm) in length
  • Graph paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Calculator
  • Blunt darning needle
  • Scrap yarn
  • Stitch markers

Homework

None