Working through the Entrelec ShawlBack to Search
|Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2006|
With the increasing popularity of self striping and multi-colored yarns, I've been on the lookout for unusual patterns that really show off the color changes. Lately, I'm smitten with one of the Stole patterns in Pam Allen's Scarf Style Book (page 53). I'd never attempted an Entrelac project before, so when the Rowan Tapestry shipment arrived, I just had to get my needles clicking. With the help of our resident guru Allison, I've been creating nothing short of a masterpiece! Below are some of the things that I learned along the way. As a sidelight, I highly recommend using a self striping yarn for your first time knitting this project, as the color changes make it much easier to distinguish one section from another.
Using this pattern as a template, I'm going to walk you through the tricky parts. If you have a different pattern at home, some of the terminology and ideas should be the same.
Step 1: Pick up the slipped/selvedge stitches. You will be working from left to right - and picking up each of those Orange loopy looking stitches.
Step 2: to pick up one of those stitches, insert your needle into both loops of the stitch, from the back to the front.
Step 3: Loop the yarn around the needle and bring it back through the orange stitches.
Here's how it looks after picking the specified number of stitches (in this photo, it's 8 & they are hot pink):
Now you're going to slip the leftmost stitch back on the left needle.
Purl those 2 stitches together & then turn your work around again!
The rest of the pattern is pretty self-explanatory, but don't hesitate to let us know if you have other questions & we'll try to incorporate the answers into this article. Thanks for reading & Enjoy!
Posted by Jimmy (Laura) of Jimmy Beans Wool
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