Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Rainbow Entrelac Blanket

I love a yarn with long runs and entrelac patterns. I'm not, however, too fond of lots of color changes. This yarn was just the ticket as it changes colors on its own. It is a kit from Mary Maxim that comes with 5 balls of yarn and the pattern.


This is not a quick knit and took quite some time....about a month/120 hours. I am a fast knitter and as I make a living selling patterns and finished items, I do spend a great deal of time in "my chair" knitting or hooking away!   The yarn in the kit is DK weight and I used my Knit Picks US size 7, 32" circular needles.

I love how it turned out. The pattern calls for an I-cord edging, but I wanted a slightly larger border so a crochet hook and some single crocheted rows provided a nice edge without taking away from the lovely blanket itself.




The pattern is very well written and the color changes keep it interesting. You are actually only knitting 10 stitches at a time, so if you find you need to frog back, it is not so daunting.

Craftsy.com (you can find them on the right side of my blog under Lovely Sponsors) has some workshops/classes for you if you are new to entrelac and need to see the jist of how entrelac works. There is always YouTube for videos as well.


If any of you have entrelac projects to share, I'd love to see them.

Best,
Sheila

12 comments:

  1. I love this pattern and like how the colors change on their own. Thanks for sharing.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  2. Donna, thanks for the note. I would not have enjoyed this pattern as much without the use of a color change yarn.

    Best,
    Sheila

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  3. Looovely! Nice colors and well done :-)

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  4. Looovely! Nice colors and well done :-)

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  5. This is a great pattern, and I would have felt the same way, using color changing yarn is great. Nice job!

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  6. Amazing pattern! Looks difficult :)

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  7. It looks so soft and snuggly, with its pretty colours.

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  8. I wish I know how to knit - this blanket is so pretty!

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  9. What a beautiful pattern!! You are very talented. Love the variegated yarn colors. Very peppy and happy :)

    Great work!

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  10. Thank you so much! The variegated yarn certainly made it much easier and fun to watch the color changes!

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  11. holy cow! that is beautiful, so bright and colorful and just amazing! i am impressed.

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