Yesterday, at our Knitters' Guild meeting, we had an entrelac workshop. Entrelac is French for 'interlaced'. We used a method devised by Brenda Horne [also a member of the Knitters' Guild of NSW] which doesn't require starter triangles and isn't knitted on the bias; it is, therefore, easier to do.
I probably wouldn't have made so many silly mistakes and I wouldn't have had to do so much tinking if I hadn't been having a very enjoyable chat with David. However, I got the gist of it and later in the evening completed my 15cm square sample. I don't know that I would knit much in coloured entrelac; perhaps an afghan/blanket/knee rug. But our tutor, Raelene showed us an example of entrelac done in stocking stitch and lace knitting, and that got me thinking. A very dear friend of mine will be a first-time grandmother mid-year. Perhaps if I get knitting soon.... how much 4ply [baby, fingering] yarn will it take to knit a wrap 120cm [48 inches] square?
I'm off to design an Afghan and order some wool from Bendigo Woollen Mill. In the meantime, I''m going to put what I learnt to good use by knitting a blanket for Wrap with Love.
PS Thanks, David, for showing me how to do a thumb cast-on. Congratulations, Raelene, on being made a life member of the Guild for services rendered - it's a well-deserved accolade!