Instructor: Robin Bibby
Sundays: March 10, 24, and April 14, 2019; 3:00-5:00 pm.
Discover the magic of Entrelac, a style of knitting that appears to be woven in a basketweave fashion. Built one tier at a time, the basic pattern is comprised of diamonds and triangles. Designed by Teresa Ruocco, this Entrelac Shawl is knit from the bottom up and has 7 tiers. The crescent shape is created by reducing the size of the diamonds in each tier by 1 stitch. The edges are beautifully framed with a distinctive cast on and bind off. Learn the time-saving technique of knitting in both directions (commonly known as knitting “backward”). Designed for sport weight yarn, we will explore how to adjust the size to accommodate knitting in other yarn weights.
Instructions for techniques include the Twisted German cast on and Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy bind off; knitting in both directions; how to pick up, increase and decrease stitches; simple lace; using stitch markers and row counters, and tips for blocking the finished project.
Experience: Students should be comfortable knitting and purling. Previous experience picking up stitches is a plus, but is not required.
- "Entrelac Shawl" pattern, by Teresa Ruocco, available as a free download from Ravelry
- 400-450 yards self-striping sport weight yarn, such as Schoppelwolle Zauberball Starke 6. Fiber content with some wool is recommended for successful blocking.
- 24” or 32” circular needles, US size 7 for the body
- 24” or 32” circular needles, US size 10 or 10.5 for the cast on
- Row counter
- Stitch markers – including a few opening markers
- Crochet hook
- Refunds for pre-paid class registrations can be made only if we are notified at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of class.
- Missed classes will not be made up unless the instructor was unable to teach or the shop was closed for inclement weather.
- Refunds for missed classes cannot be made.