Entrelac pretender 3

A larger cousin is in the works using slip stitch setting combined with holding to create an “entrelac like” fabric. It helps to be familiar with both techniques before attempting this fabric. I am not providing specific directions for knitting, but the repeats are correct and tested, and are intended as a springboard, not a … Continue reading Entrelac pretender 3

Entrelac pretender 2

This is another fabric combining holding and slip stitch to create shapes. Below is my working first repeat, the colored lines indicate a dividing line that would give me a black square on either side for setting up the second, split repeat to reverse the direction of the knit stitches. I am sharing not to … Continue reading Entrelac pretender 2

An entrelac pretender

“Automating ” normally labor intensive hand techniques cannot truly duplicate them. Below is one effort to produce an “entrelac-like” fabric using slip stitch setting. The biggest advantage to this is the knitting speed as opposed to creating the individual cells using holding and picking up stitches. Some drawbacks: slip stitch floats on reverse make for … Continue reading An entrelac pretender

A return to short row shapings: bumps and slits meet entrelac

My recent revisiting of holding techniques led to my coming across handouts and notes from the late 1980s and early 90s, including the working notes below for an entrelac fabric. I sometimes read instructions I assembled long ago, and they seem to be in a foreign language at first. Entrelac was referred to as basketweave … Continue reading A return to short row shapings: bumps and slits meet entrelac