Friday, 3 October 2014

Friday Finds ~ Entrelac

Checking back through my blog archives, it appears that I stopped sharing Friday Finds over a year ago. I thought I’d resurrect the idea during Blogtoberfest.

So, what exactly is entrelac? Anyone? No, I’d never heard of it either.

It is a technique which produces this rather beautiful woven pattern and yet it is apparently achievable by “Advanced Beginners”. I’m not a knitter myself so I can’t say if that is true. The secret is in the self striping wool it would seem.

The pattern for the pictured scarf, by Allison LoCicero, is available free at Craftsy. There is also a video tutorial using it, by Staci Perry, if you fancy a peek. I’m hoping to persuade my Mum to take up the needles again and make one for me. As much as I am loving this prolonged Indian Summer, I’m sure scarves will be needed soon.

10 comments:

Sian said...

What I like about this is it's something else to make with self striping wool apart from socks! I love the wool, it's addictive, and I made a dozen blankets with it for charity earlier in the year; but I don't know if I'm up to socks. Maybe this would be good

Sandra said...

Nope, never heard if it, but I am going to check it out :) I'm not a very good knitter for sure. All I can do are the basics, but hey that's a good start, right :)

scrappyjacky said...

It looks great.

debs14 said...

That is beautiful!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well....you're never too old to learn something new, eh?! I've never heard of that technique. It's really effective, I'm off to look up the tutorial. Thanks for the heads up :-)
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Wendy said...

that does look amazing ... almost makes me want to take up knitting again.... oh dear..... :-)

alexa said...

Very beautiful - hard to believe it isn't complicated!

KraftyKaren said...

That is fab - must check out the link, I wonder how hard it is, it looks difficult

Susan said...

I've had this very pattern saved on my desktop for several months now, hoping to try it out sometime in the future. It's such an intriguing pattern!

Gail said...

Took a class one in entrelac and have signed up for another one at Craftsy. That scarf looks really neat.