Mars Défi – Entrelac

So the challenge for March is … Entrelac.
Entrelac is French for interlaced and its so called because of the woven effect it creates.

It involves continually turning the work and picking up stitches to create triangles and diamonds.

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The project is a gorgeous Messenger Bag (Pierre)from Lets Knit Issue 53. The magazine includes an Entrelac tutorial followed by the pattern.
I’ve always loved the look of Entrelac so I’m really happy I found this pattern.  I can always rely on my stash of magazines for the perfect project.
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I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how quickly I’ve gotten the hang of this technique.
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It knits up so fast and the texture is fantastic, I’m dreaming of making pillows and bedspreads in Entrelac now!

I am using two different shades of James C Brett Marble Chunky, alternating each row. They blend really well together and the yarn is stunning. There are some beautiful jewel tones in there.

I’m still working on the Weather Scarf, Miriam and I’m also working on a pattern for some owl mittens. I made a prototype pair but they are a bit small so I think I’ll unravel and try again. Pics and pattern to come!

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9 comments

  1. cleo14 · March 2, 2013

    I love the colors of the messenger bag. I think it’ll be great when you finish it.

    • epicyarns · March 2, 2013

      Thanks! I’ll update with more pics soon. Plan to spend my next day off knitting. 🙂

  2. atangledyarn84 · March 2, 2013

    So pretty!

  3. Knit and Purl Garden · March 3, 2013

    Looks amazing! Was wondering how your weather scarf was coming along too 🙂

    • epicyarns · March 3, 2013

      Thanks! I’m really impressed with how its coming along. I’ll post a pic of the Weather Scarf later tonight, its looking good!

  4. Georgina Giles · March 27, 2013

    That looks stunning – well done you!

    • epicyarns · March 27, 2013

      Thank you! That means a lot, I love your blog 🙂

      • Georgina Giles · March 27, 2013

        Thank you – I love writing it and taking all the photos 🙂

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