- Great Video Review by Mary
Kathryn takes entrelac to the next level. This video shows how to arrange the basic shapes in different configurations, how to make peaks, boxes, a lace-like fabric. This also includes her method of spinning and finishing her yarns. She also demonstrates how to knit backward, which really helps speed up your knitting.
While not exactly a beginners video, I have already learned so much from it.
(Posted on 11/6/13)
- Crazy, awesome advances in entrelac! Review by Sally
Disclosure: I love entelac, am comfortable knitting stockinette entrelac and am teaching a beginning entrelac class. So I'm not learning entrelac from this video. And I don't know Kathryn and am not affiliated with her or Interweave knits.
In the first hour, Kathryn blew my mind no less than four times.
I knew how to knit backwards (aka purl from the knit side or right side) but in one ten second session, she shows how to purl backwards, aka knitting from the purl side. That opened up a bunch of crazy possibilities.
And then she took entrelac into an entirely new dimension. Her discussion of the peak entrelac knitting technique was an epiphany. I want to design a cowl scarf using this technique. It would be insane.
Then designing with triangles. Oh my, I finally had to stop and let some of it sink in. I'll be bookmarking some of these sections to watch over and over.
Her teaching technique is low key but fast paced. Pause and rewind will be in order. Kathryn is a marvelous teacher and appears to be a friendly, likeable, artistic lady.
I would recommend this video highly, but would also recommend you nab a free entrelac scarf pattern of the internet, then try to learn entrelac using a pattern. Then get this video and it will make sense. And completely mess with your head.
(Posted on 10/3/13)
- knitting entrelac Review by Thanh Thao
This workshop skip too many steps in entrelac knitting makes it impossible for beginners to watch and know how to knit entrelac after watching the video. For examples: in flat entrelac knitting, the teacher only said left leaning triangle but not how to do it,she already done the left leaning triangle and only show how to do the left leaning rectangle, then to the right leaning rectangle and skip the right leaning triangle, then to the top triangle (filler triangle) which she does not how to do the first filler triangle, she already done it, and only show the middle triangle, then skip the end filler triangle. Next the teacher go on to round entrelac which she already have in the round, without show how to set up entrelac in the round. May be the author assumes that the knitter already know, or able to figure out all the skip steps. I find that youtube do a better job at teaching beginner s new to entrelac knitting.
(Posted on 9/23/13)