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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

My first entrelac baby blanket....

When I returned to knitting about 18 months ago I found things had changed.  The Internet didn't exist when I used to knit.   Now it has really transformed the way information is exchanged.  By looking at blogs and forums, it is easy to see what other crafters are making.  One of the things that fascinated me was entrelac which is a method that produces diamonds that appear to be woven in long strips.

When I won a giveaway on the Mack and Mabel blog, I chose the entrelac baby blanket pattern as my prize.

Here is the blanket after working  on it for one week.  It is all scrunched up as it is still on my knitting needle. But it will eventually make a rectangular blanket big enough to fit a cot or pram.



Entrelac can be worked in any number of colours.  I have chosen white, pale green, blue and pink with a border of variegated yarn that includes all these colours.  I think the first baby girl born into my extended family will be the lucky recipient.

I chose this pattern as a bit of a new challenge.  I also wanted a project that could be "on the burn" through what are going to be some very busy weeks for me.  I can already picture the finished blanket in my mind's eye and it is going to be beautiful.

10 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful baby blanket! I have always wanted to try entrelac, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I admire you for trying the technique on such a big project. It is going to be lovely when it comes off the needles!

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  2. Beautiful Blanket Una I am anxiously waiting to see it

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  3. beautiful colors, but entrelac looks very difficult. its going to be so cozy when finished

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    1. I wouldn't say it was difficult. If you can knit, purl and pick up stitches you can make this blanket. There is a lot of counting to do though and ends to sew in. So it isn't the sort of blanket you can knit while watching the tv.

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  4. Lovely colors! For some reason I always assumed entrelac was done with variegated yarn, but I really like yours with the striped solids.

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  5. It's looking really lovely, Una. The counting becomes second nature after a few more rows - you'll soon be knitting it and watching TV as well :)

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  6. So pretty! Is entrelac difficult? I always admire how beautiful they are but I'm a little intimidated. :)

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  7. Don't be intimidated. It isn't difficult. I find I have to concentrate on it, so it isn't "mindless" knitting. But it uses only basic skills. Well worth having a go.

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  8. Wow - cant wait to see this progress - you are very clever, its lovely already so when finished will be stunning! xx

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  9. It's going to be beautiful Una, I will try one day :)

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