Thursday, February 01, 2007

blanket experimentation

i thought i would try my hand at some entrelac to see how the inca comes up with some texturing - this is on 6mm needles:


now ive figured out the principles this is a pretty simple technique, tho i am getting a bit looser so i have to watch that my triangles and rectangles match up ok.

this has a really nice feel about it, definitely worth doing a whole blanket/rug thing. this is with 40 stitches cast on, i wonder how many more i could do and then how big i could make each piece - could you do a whole rug without having to make pieces? maybe on circulars....

anyway will bring it tonight, looking forward to seeing everyone finally!
k :)

2 comments:

Taphophile said...

Think of how heavy a whole blankie will be on your needles! One way of avoiding too much sewing up is to knit long strips rather than little squares. Some people I know cr***et squares together because it's quicker. Not something I do, but I try not to judge ;)

kylie said...

hmmm yes hadnt thought of that, esp considering that you have to turn the whole thing every ten stitches. long strips may be the way to go then....