Did you ever have one of those weeks when you got absolutely nothing done? It has unfortunately happened to me this week and last. Julia has been out of school with a nasty cold/strep/cough for 8 days. As much as I try to keep up with projects I have going on, I had to concentrate on taking her to the doc, talking w/ the doc and school, making her tea, getting to the pharmacy.... She is getting better now and has gone back to school - even with a hacking, no longer contagious cough. I have a list a mile long that needs to be done and then the list of what I want to get done. On the list is a pop-in to my (recently neglected) blog.The colors have been stunning here in western New England. The weather has been gray and cloudy and perfect for taking photos.
|A newly harvested cornfield|
|Stunning color all around|
Today I have a have a photo review of a fantastic new knitting book by Rosemary Drysdale. Entrelac 2: New Techniques for Interlace Knitting has just been published by Sixth and Spring Books. It is a follow-up to Rosemary's first very popular entrelac book called simply "Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting."
Rosemary is a longtime veteran of the needlework industry. I first met her when she was authoring stitchery books. More recently she has been mostly involved in writing about knitting. Some of us like to switch between subjects and crafts (like me and Rosemary)!
This book - with its striking rainbow-hued cover - blew me away. It is packed with all kinds of ways to knit entrelac. I really never thought about adding cables to entrelac - but Rosemary did!
It is packed with many, many stitches - sort of like a Stitch Dictionary for Entrelac. This is one of those books that will remain in your library for years. I love these holes - this stitch screams scarf, doesn't it?
There are lots of ideas for garter stitch in entrelac - including these striped variations.
And for all you "in the round" knitters - here Rosemary teaches how to make circular pieces of entrelac. Gorgeous. You can see how clearly the techniques are explained and how the instructions are written by the next two photos.
This version of entrelac produces diamonds. Really nice. I do love those seed stitch squares alternating with stockinette.
Entrelac 2 also includes many patterns for projects. Isn't this sweater stunning?
These entrelac scarves are very doable and would look great this coming winter.
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