Rainbow Entrelac Blanket »
InstructionsThis is not a quick knit as it is DK weight yarn and US size 7 needles.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Retro / Vintage, Mod, Outdoorsy, Holiday, Traditional, Casual, Hipster, Whimsical, Funky, Classic, Romantic, Cute
Mary Maxim Prism Yarn
What was your inspiration?
I love a yarn with long runs and entrelac patterns. I'm not, however, too fond of lots of color changes. This yarn was just the ticket as it changes colors on its own. It is a kit from Mary Maxim that comes with 5 balls of yarn and the pattern.
What are you most proud of?
This is not a quick knit and took quite some time....about a month. I am a fast knitter and as I make a living selling patterns and finished items, I do spend a great deal of time in "my chair" knitting or hooking away!
I love how it turned out. The pattern calls for an I-cord edging, but I wanted a slightly larger border so a crochet hook and some single crocheted rows provided a nice edge without taking away from the lovely blanket itself.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The pattern is very well written and the color changes keep it interesting. You are actually only knitting 10 stitches at a time, so if you find you need to frog back, it is not so daunting.
Craftsy has some workshops/classes for you if you are new to entrelac and need to see the jist of how entrelac works. There is always YouTube for videos as well.