Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Venishnick entrelac from VK
I love entrelacs and have done quite a few. The problems are out there. How to finish at the neck, sleeves and bottom: lots of different attempts and this one is really interesting. I had a very hard time understanding how to sew in the sleeves which are knit from the top d own and really flare out at the armholes. But finally I figured it out and was very pleased with the result. The yarn is a wonderful Wensleydale which is extremely warm and actually I used the exact yarn and color that was in VK although I bought it before it came out.
The neckline, sleeves and bottom all finish in the same way which adds another nice designer touch. The aran pattern on the bottom is knit first and then stitches are picked up to make the entrelac sections. This aran is also done on the sleeves. It is not an easy one.