a lovely lady gave me some yarn and asked me to make her a cowl. i wanted to do something that would really highlight the variegated nature of this yarn (lion brand amazing). i chose entrelac. something that i had never tried before because of that i decided to include a set of tutorials demonstrating to you how to do entrelac. so starting tomorrow here on the blog there will be a series of 4 posts (base triangles, right slanting tier, left slanting tier, and end triangles) all about the basic technique of entrelac. i hope that you enjoy it and the pattern.
so let's get to the knitty gritty (no pun intended!):
pattern : entrelac with eyelet buttonholes
shape : rectangle
technique : entrelac (a photo tutorial will be available starting Nov 26, 2014)
directions : written
yarn :Lion Brand Yarns Amazing (worsted weight; 53% wool 47% acrylic; 147yds/50g per skein): 2 skeins Mauna Loa #825-212
a little note about this yarn: it states that it is a worsted weight yarn. but i disagree, it is more of a dk weight yarn. you might keep that in mind when choosing an alternate yarn.
needle : Size 6 (4mm) 16-inch circular or straight needles or size to obtain gauge
additional supplies : 5 5/8-inch buttons
gauge : 2 slanting rectangles x 1.75 slanting rectangles = 4 inches/10cm in entrelac (unblocked)
20 Sts x 28 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St St (unblocked)
finished measurements : Approx 10 inches wide x 23.5 inches long (unblocked)
and don't forget to come back tomorrow for the entrelac tutorial.