Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Entrelac Shawl with Leaf Option

Just released........just in time to cast on for a fall shawl!
Entrelac Shawl with Leaf OptionThis is the Shawl that I use to teach Entrelac in my classes. It is written in simple knit language and is an easy pattern to follow. It does include the Leaf Option for the center tier of the shawl. It will perhaps take a bit more skill to do that one, but make a plain one to get the technique and then come back and do the Leaf version. 
You can use a lovely slow variegating yarn or use 3 solid colors. It is your choice. 
It is made across the long edge and only has a Foundation Tier, 5 regular Tiers and a Top Tier. 
Finished Measurements: Unblocked -- 52” across length x 15” deep, Blocked -- 66” x 18 1/2” 
Finger or sock weight yarn, approximately 575 yards total 
(If you wish to do this shawl, using 3 different colors, 
you will need approximately 210 yards each of 3 colors) 
Knitting needle size, 7 (4.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge 
Crochet hook, size H for Edging (optional) 
GAUGE: In Stockinette Stitch, 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” Please take time to check gauge.
With Leaf option and using 3 different colors of Knit Picks Palette. 
This is the plain version, using Noro Silk Garden Sock weight yarn. This yarn is a slow variegating yarn and I never once changed colors. The yarn did all the color work! 

Another plain version, using Knit Pick Chroma. More slow variegating yarn, where you never have to change colors.
For all those wondering, I am still kicking and knitting. Have a lot on my plate at this time, just haven't had time to post like I have wanted to. And of course, July and August are busy months for this family. With the wedding of my son, Ben, and our future DIL, Grace in September, it looks like I may only come up for air occasionally. Happy knitting! 


Delighted Hands said...

A beautiful pattern with great yarn choices! Glad to hear from you! Busy happens....

boo4baby said...

Absolutely beautiful! How do you ever get all of this done?!