Annabelle's Entrelac Socks
Instructor: Annabelle Dawson
Lesson Two - Rectangles
1. We are now starting
on the next round of recs (rectangles). (yellow in photo). In el, 1 row of recs
leans to the left and 1 to the right. The right-leaning one must be started on
the wrong side.
2. An explanation of
the join I use is in order here. One of the less than great things about el is
the tendency of colours to “bleed”. The join I use diminishes and sometimes
eliminates this altogether.
Try starting every round at a different place each time, in order to
avoid a bulky bunch of sewn in ends in one place.
Round 2. [With
wrong side facing, pick up and purl 7 sts along the side edge of one of
the recs of round 1, turn. *K7, turn. P6, slip 1, yo, p1, pass yo and sl st
over, turn.* Repeat from * -- * until all sts from first row rec are
“devoured”. Do not turn.] Repeat [ -- ] around sock.
Round 3. [ With
right side facing, pick up and knit 7 sts from side of rec in rnd 2, turn.
P2tog, p5, thus reducing # of sts to 6, [we are getting smaller here]* turn, k5,
sl1, yo, k1, pass yo and sl st over, turn, p6, turn , K 5, sl1, yo, k1, pass yo
and slip st over.* Repeat * -- *, until
all sts of from first previous row rec are devoured.] Repeat [ -- ] around sock.
Round 4. Work as
round 2, but picking up 6 sts instead of 7.
Round 5. As
round 3, but picking up 6 sts and reducing to 5 on first row.
Round 6. As
round 4, but working with 5 sts instead of 6.
This ends the entrelac
part of the sock. You can see how reducing the size of the recs has shaped the
leg. In the next lesson, (in a couple of days) I will show you how to escape to
regular knitting without those pesky finishing triangles.