Who doesn’t love a project that looks complicated to execute–but isn’t? When your friends “Ooh” and “Aah,” you can just smile and thank them knowingly. The secret is that what looks so awe-inspiringly challenging took very little time to master!
That is precisely what I love about entrelac fabric. The woven look is gorgeous, very easy to memorize, and looks really impressive.
What entrelac is really all about is creating a unique fabric through the combination and creative placement of lots of different simple techniques. The best part is learning more ways to apply those techniques. One of the secrets of entrelac is how a color changing yarn can be used to create an amazing effect. Most people assume you can only do entrelac with several different colors of yarn, but one of my favorite tricks is using one ball of a color changing yarn like Amazing to create a very complex look (see Entrelac scarf pictured to the left).
This realization alone is why I love teaching entrelac. I love to see a student have that “a-ha!” moment when they understand how to break the construction down into its building blocks. For that is all entrelac is: many small pieces that make up something breathtaking.
Intro to Entrelac
Tuition: $60/4 hour session
Entrelac is an ingenious knitting technique that creates the illusion of a basket woven fabric by working rows of textured diamond patterns. If you know simple increases and decreases and how to knit and purl, you can master this impressive looking technique
Sunday, April 24, 1 – 5 pm
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Many of you know that in addition to all the fun events and groups the Lion Brand Yarn Studio hosts, we also run nearly 100 classes a month. We have classes every day, night and all day on Sunday in three classrooms! To view our class page, click here. To book a class online, click here.
Since we hold over 90 specialty workshops in knitting, crochet, weaving, machine knitting and dyeing, we know so many choices can make your head spin!
|All classes take place at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, located at 34 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011|