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Exploring Entrelac - Fabrics, Structure & Design

Description: Exploring entrelac is a class for those already enamored with the technique and ready to take it to a whole new level. Begin by creating an entrelac sampler style hat to explore the various fabrics that can be used with entrelac. Continue by resolving the structural and design issues that are often seen as entrelac's limitations. Bring your entrelac questions, project problems and inquisitive mind and explore the nearly limitless possibilities that entrelac can offer. Class assumes a strong understanding of entrelac, basic entrelac techniques WILL NOT be covered., but by applying unique shaping, seaming and joining methods, many of those constraints fade away. Class will focus on developing non-rectilinear shapes, invisible seams and specialized joining techniques.
Supplies: Appox 100 yds in main color (MC) and 50 - 75 yds each in two contrasting colors in worsted weight yarn, 16" circular or DPN in a size to achieve 4.5 sts/in in stockinette stitch.
Homework: Using MC, CO 90 sts. Join without twisting and work in 1x1 rib for 2". Cont with MC, create base triangle of 10 sts each as follows: Row 1 (RS): K1. Row 2 (WS): P1. Row 3: K1, k2tog. Row 4 and ALL WS ROWS: Purl sts just knit. Row 5: K3. Row 7: K3, k2tog. Row 9: K5. Row 11: K5, k2tog. Row 13: K7. Row 15: K7, k2tog. Row 17: K9. Row 19 (LAST ROW for triangle): K9, k2tog. Rep rows 1 - 19 5 more times to create a total of 6 triangles each with 10 sts. Leave on needles.
Duration: 6 hours per session - 1 session
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