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Entrelac Knitting

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Yes, you can do entrelac! It's the best-kept secret in knitting. Learn this technique and three included patterns with the irrepressible Gwen Bortner.

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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including patterns and tips
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Gwen Bortner
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
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Class Overview

It's an epidemic: Fear of entrelac. Gwen Bortner's mission: Prove that entrelac is much easier than it looks. If you know how to knit and purl, you can do this, and the techniques you'll learn will make you a much better knitter on every project. If you're a more experienced knitter, be courageous, try it and you'll be hooked! Even longtime entrelac knitters will learn new techniques in the process of making the three included patterns. Gwen will teach you tons and make you laugh along the way. Cross Entrelac Knitting off your bucket list and sign up today! What You'll Learn in Entrelac Knitting:

* Entrelac from the ground up, increasing in difficulty as you progress

* Knitting and purling onto the left needle, a.k.a. "backward knitting"

* The best stitch patterns, yarns and blocking for different looks

* Reversible entrelac, shaping and texture, entrelac lace, edging and buttonholes

* Lots of new and useful tricks for any knitting project: How to knit and purl in both directions, the invisible pickup, pick up and purl, and working with negative ease

What You'll Make in Entrelac Knitting:

* The seamless Infinity Cowl, worked in the round. You can do entrelac in the round? Yes you can.

* The Infinity Scarf in reversible entrelac. Reversible entrelac? You'll know all about it if you take this Craftsy class.

* An Entrelac cape designed exclusively for Craftsy!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Gwen Bortner, your fearless leader in mastering entrelac, and learn about the Craftsy platform.
2. Infinity Neck Warmer Part 1
3. Infinity Neck Warmer Part 2
4. Infinity Neck Warmer Part 3
5. Infinity Neck Warmer Part 4
6. Textured Scarf
7. Entrelac Cape Part 1
8. Entrelac Cape Part 2
9. Entrelac Cape Part 3
10. Bonus: The Fiddly Bits

Recommended with this class

  • 200g/326 yards (2 skeins) worsted weight yarn

Taught by

Gwen Bortner
Gwen Bortner
Gwen Bortner is the author of Entrée to Entrelac, and a popular teacher and designer. She's been published in Knitter's Magazine, Creative Knitting and lots of other places. You can find Gwen's patterns, books, classes and thoughts on life on her website, Knitability, and her blog, The Same Stitch. When she's not on the road, she lives with her husband, Arlis, in Le Grand, Calif., in a farmhouse built in 1902 by her great-grandfather.

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