Knitting goal: Learn entrelac – TICK!!
Pattern: Annetrelac socks by Sandy Beadle
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Merino colourway 2103
Needles: 2.25mm DPNs for sock 1, 2.25mm circular using magic loop on sock 2!
Mods: This is a 72 stitch sock which decreases to 48 sts for the entrelac part then back to 72 for the foot, but as I have small feet, when it came to increasing back up for the heel and foot, I only went back up to 60 stitches and worked my normal stockinette foot from there. I also put in one round of stockinette after the increases before starting the heel flap.
I thought the stitches would shift around a lot on the needles so I went with DPNs to start with but they actually pretty much stay on the same needle so I decided to try magic loop on sock 2 and it was actually much easier than all the DPNs flapping about.
Now I have overcome my fear of entrelac I’m not sure I would be in a hurry to use it again, it is a bit time consuming. I’m not sure I would knit anything flat in it either, the back of the work isn’t flattering! But it was a challenge which I have now completed. What’s next? Steeking????