March 8th, 2011

Exceptional Entrelac

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Hi Everyone,

Have you ever looked at entrelac and thought that you would like to try it out, but weren’t sure where to start? Or maybe you have tried it, but you’re looking for something a little different.

Rosemary Drysdale’s latest book Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Entrelac is definitely a book you want to add to your shelf! Not only does it include detailed instructions (with photographs) for entrelac, there is also a wealth of stitch patterns using the entrelac technique and several patterns.

I love the different stitch patterns she uses and the way she incorporates them into entrelac.

Flipping through the collection (there are over 60 pattern ideas) you’ll find entrelac pieces using lace, cables, colorwork, and more!

As if all swatches with instructions weren’t enough to get you inspired, there are also over 20 patterns – from simple accessories to beautiful garments!

I really like the way the different shades of gray blend in this vest. The back is ribbed, so it has a tailored look without fussing with too much shaping.

I love the simple use of entrelac on this baby cardigan, and the addition of the embroidered rosebuds just makes it too cute!

If you have been intimidated by entrelac in the past, definitely pick this book up. It has easy to follow instructions (which would have been handy to have when working my first entrelac project!), and great tips, including how to knit backwards – a great skill to have when it comes to entrelac.

Happy Knitting!

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