Showing posts with label entrelac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label entrelac. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Entrelac in the Round or Seamless Entrelac


At long last, here is the second part of the Entrelac tutorials - Seamless Entrelac!

Below you will find a printable guide that you can use to create your own seamless entrelac projects.   There is also a video on the technique.

This  tutorial on seamless entrelac is intended for those knitters who already have an understanding of entrelac.  If you need further instruction on entrelac basics, you can find my other tutorial HERE.

Seamless Entrelac is really the same as when worked flat, except you don't need to knit the side triangles.  This means, if you already have a grasp on entrelac, then working it in the round will be a snap.  When starting, it looks as though you will be working flat, and you may wonder how it will turn into seamless entrelac.  Your fabric will not be joined until you work the last Right Leaning Rectangle.

The photo above shows the Cables and Lace Entrelac Cowl.  The pattern is available only on Craftsy.  Click the picture below to go to Craftsy to purchase the pattern.  The lace stitch used in the cowl is Cat's Eye Lace, and the cable stitch is my own (although it is so simple, I am sure it has been done many times over by others).



Click HERE to go to Scribd to download the tutorial if the embedded document below isn't working.





Saturday, June 30, 2012

How to Knit Entrelac: An Entrelac Tutorial

At long last, here is the tutorial on Entrelac!  Below you will find a printable guide, with which you can knit a small sample of entrelac fabric.  When you feel comfortable with entrelac, you can use the directions here to create your own project.  Just substitute the number of stitches in the sample for however many stitches you want to use.

There is also a video demonstrating the small sample you can knit with the entrelac guide.  The video is in two parts, each about half an hour long.  I show the sample knit from cast on to bind off - how to knit the base or foundation triangles, the right side triangles/rectangles, the left triangles and wrong side rectangles, and finally the bind off triangles.

This tutorial is for knitting entrelac flat.  I also have a tutorial for Seamless Entrelac / Entrelac in the Round HERE.



This tutorial is just bare bones entrelac; there are many creative ways to expand on the basic entrelac I show you here.  As I mention in the guide, there are a couple of books on Entrelac that I know of (the first one I have), and a Craftsy class on Entrelac.  Here are the links:


Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting


HERE is the class on Craftsy, taught by Gwen Bortner








And here are the two videos:



Friday, June 22, 2012

New Knitting Videos and Tutorial

Happy Friday everyone!  For those who don't follow me on Facebook, or maybe just didn't see the post, I have decided to redo all of my old knitting videos.  I have been making how-to videos since early 2008.  It is going to take a while to get them all done!  At the beginning, I only had a digital camera to record with.  The camera would record for 3 minutes and then stop.  So in addition to poor quality video, there were many stops and starts in the videos.  Not long ago, I got a real video camera! I am now able to record clear, HD videos from start to finish.  If you are familiar with my videos, I'm sure you noticed the difference!  I have also been playing around with different editing music, etc. on the videos trying to decide what I like best.  I think I finally have a format that works well and most people seem to like.  I will be adding these videos on the weekends, along with the regular stitch videos that I do.

So.  I have added a new tab to the top of the blog which will have links to all of my videos.  Not all of them are available right now.  It is going to take time for me to redo everything; I will be adding the links as I go.  The videos are not being done in any particular order.   Also, all of the stitch pattern videos I have done in the past will be going into a new tab on The Weekly Stitch.

I have also finished my entrelac project that I will be giving away as a free pattern to go with the tutorial.  I hope to have that up this weekend.

Hope everyone likes the new videos and tutorial.  Thanks for visiting my blogs.  Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Entrelac - New tutorial coming soon!

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to take a minute to thank all who stop by and read my little blog.  Also, The Weekly Stitch blog too!  You may not have noticed, but both blogs are now just a .com, instead of the .blogspot.com!

I will soon be posting a tutorial on entrelac knitting.  I will have a free pattern to go along with the tutorial, and a video as well.

I am also working on a couple patterns which will be available for sale in my little area of Craftsy.  I am really excited about these ones!

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter (mainly just for tweeting the new stitch videos) and other places around the web.  I am BibbityBobble over on Ravelry.

I am still doing the podcast - it is now a video which I post to YouTube.

Hope all your knitting adventures are successful.  Come back soon!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sapphires-N-Purls Podcast: Episode 10

Hey everyone!  The latest episode of the podcast is up.

Links for all of the magazines I talk about are in the Magazines tab at the top of the blog.  Also, I talk a little bit about the shawl and entrelac throw I am currently working on, as well as the new knitting videos up on YouTube.  You can find the link to the YouTube channel on the left sidebar.

Magazines covered in this episode:

Sandra Knit Trends Issue 2, Vogue Knitting, Simply Knitting, Love of Knitting, Knitting Today, Knit'n Style, Verena, Knitting, Let's Knit, Knit Today, Filati Handknitting, and The Knitter