Posted by: trimitup | April 2, 2011

Day six: Something to aspire to – Entrelac and fancy lace!

Day six: 2nd April. Something to aspire to.  Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make bu can admire the result of those that have.

I’m sure there a many skills that I haven’t learned yet but one that I’m very interested in is Entrelac knitting. I have not even looked at how to do it yet but am very intrigued by its beauty and how all the various colors come together to make a shawl or bag, etc.  I have a free pattern from interweave publishers knit magazine, called the basic entrelac scarf and want to give it a go maybe this year.  Hopefully I can do it justice.  If anyone out there has some tips, than please let me know!!!


 Another skill is to make a fancy complicated lace shawl, one with more than just a simple lace pattern.  I’ve been kind of afraid of knitting one, concerned that the rows will get all messed up and then I will need to rip out rows (frogging) or worse yet can’t find out how to get back on track after having pull back some rows.  Worried that I can’t understand what the pattern is saying.  WOW……sounds like I just really need to tackle this one straight on and put it on my list of things to do this year.  Well to get started, I bought some Wendy Knit lace patterns today.  My friend said her patterns were on sale right now, and I can’t resist a sale!

The knitting here of course was not done by me.

Happy knitting 🙂




  1. Let’s do one of Wendy Knits shawls as a KAL. I need one for October so we better hurry and finish the Central Park Hoodie quick. Right after the Alaska hats! So much knitting, so little time… 😉

    • Oh, doing a KAL on a Wendy Knits shawl will be great….that could help both of us with possible issues!

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