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643-3
Sunday 02/26/2012, 8:30 am - 11:30 am


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Gwen Bortner

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The Entrelac Shift: Combining Fabrics for Maximum Effect with Gwen Bortner
Incorporating entrelac with other knitted fabrics can create an outstanding accent in a garment, but the smooth transition between fabrics can be challenging. With a few guidelines, the fabric changeover can be accomplished nearly anywhere. Start by exploring the various options for incorporating chevron stitch fabrics along the pointed edges. Next, discover tricks for moving between entrelac triangles and standard knitted fabrics. Students will create a customized neck warmer while they practice moving from entrelac to other knitted fabrics, both along the flat edge and along the pointed edge.

Supplies
75 yds each in two different colors, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn; 5.5mm/US 9 needles or size to get 4 sts and 6 rows per inch; homework swatch and remaining yarn.

Homework
Approx 75 yds in each of 2 Colors (A & B) #4 (Worsted-weight) yarn; 5.5mm/US 9 24" circular needle (or size to obtain gauge). Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows in 4” in stockinette stitch.
Neck Warmer Tier 1: With A, work 8 LBT (see below). NOTE: This should fit around your neck, if you need additional length, add 1 more unit to each tier. Tier 2: With B, CO 6 sts. Work RR (see below) starting at row 2. Work 7 RR. Work RET (see below). Tier 3: With A, work 8 LR (see below). Tier 4: Repeat tier 2. Tier 5: Repeat tier 3. Leave stitches on needle.

Left Leaning Base Triangle (LBT)
Cast on 1. Row 1 (WS) P1. Row 2 (RS) Knit in front and back of stitch (kf&b). Row 3 Purl stitch(es) worked on previous row. Row 4 Knit to last stitch, kf&b. Repeat last 2 rows until reaching 6 sts, end with a RS row. Do not turn work.
Right Leaning Rectangle (RR) With WS facing, pick up and purl 6 sts along edge of unit in previous tier (PUP). Row 1 (RS) K6. Row 2 (WS) P5, p2tog to join (last stitch with stitch from previous tier). Repeat last 2 rows until al stitches from unit in previous tier have been joined.
Right-leaning Ending Triangle (RET)
With WS facing, pick up and purl 6 sts along edge of unit in previous tier (PUP). Row 1 (RS) Knit stitches worked in preceding row. Row 2 (WS) Purl to last 2 stitches, p2tog. Repeat last 2 rows until 1 stitch remains. Next row (RS) K1, fasten off. Left-leaning Rectangle (LR) With RS facing, pick up and knit 6 sts along edge of unit in previous tier (PUK). Row 1 (WS) P6. Row 2 (RS) K5, SSK to join (last stitch with stitch from previous tier). Repeat last 2 rows until all stitches from unit in previous tier have been joined.