Saturday 02/22/2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Koonter Boont: Entrelac in the Round with Antje Gillingham
You've seen entrelac from the distance, perhaps even admired its colorful rectangles with just a little envy. You watched timidly as it stood tall and self-assured, taunting you with its many many picked-up stitches. Join me and make its acquaintance! Entrelac is a marvelous technique and will empower you to pick up stitches fearlessly, ...nay...joyfully, from any side of your project with ease! It will nurture your creativity and become the stepping stone to a world of endless color and pattern combinations. Oh yes, and it will help you bring into being...only the cutest little shoulder bag ever!!!
Homework, 300 yds of a #4 (medium, worsted weight) yarn with a long print variegation (i.e. Noro silk garden or Kyreon, Poems, Boku or Gina) 4.5mm/US 7 double-pointed needles and 16" circular needles, 8 lockable markers, 2 round sturdy cardboard pieces - each 2" in diameter to make pompoms.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Using 4.5mm/US 7 16" circular needles, and the #4 (worsted weight) yarn, CO 78 sts, place marker and being careful not to twist stitches, close in the round.
Rnd 1: P8, slip a lockable marker through first purled st and a second one through last purled st. There are 6 sts between lockable markers. P32, sl lockable marker through last purled st, p7, sl another lockable marker through last purled st. There are 6 sts between lockable markers, p31.
Work a k2, p1 rib for 3 rnds.
Next rnd: K2, *YO, k2tog, k1, rep from * to last st, YO, p1 (79 sts)
Next Rnd: Work a k2, p1 rib to last 2 sts, p2tog. (78 sts)
k2, p1 rib for one more rnd.
Next Rnd: (K2, p1) twice, k2, sl a lockable marker through first knitted st and another one through last knitted st. There are 6 sts between lockable markers. P1, (k2, p1) 10 times, k1, sl lockable marker through last knitted st, k1, p1, k2, p1, k2, sl, lockable marker through last knitted st. There are 6 sts between lockable markers. P1, (k2, p1) 10 times.
Purl 1 rnd and inc 2 sts evenly (80 sts). Do not cut yarn.