Wednesday, December 29, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: ENTRELAC The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting

This new book by Sixth&Spring Books is full of surprises. The author, Rosemary Drysdale, is knitting editor at Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple magazines. She is also a consultant and a designer in the yarn industry. Entrelac is an intriguing technique that sometimes intimidates a not-so brave knitter. This book begins with Chapter 1: Enterlac step by step. It is a picture after picture on six pages. I think anybody can learn this technique following this chapter. It is so clear and every step is there, so you can check your work with the book. There are 65 swatches that take you through use of cable, lace, Fair Isle, rib, and other stitch patterns in entrelac.

In addition to the reference part of this book we can enjoy more than 25 beautiful, fashionable, contemporary and not bulky as you might fear designs. They range from home decor, to baby items, to a great variety of beautiful garments. Gauge of many projects is anywhere between 16-26 sts per 4 inches.
Here are two of 25 projects in the book.

In summary: A beautiful and very helpful book that will take your fear away from this interesting and full of potentials technique. Good buy for the money as well.

1 comment:

  1. Very striking sweater! I am glad I just ordered this with my Christmas gift money! Thanks....