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Aug 18, 2011 17:02:38   #
Donnabellah
 
I don't know the difference between these 3 but here is a picture of the garterlac that I was taught in a class long ago.
What is the difference?


 
Aug 18, 2011 17:17:15   #
roed2er
 
I don't know what any of those terms you mentioned mean -- but I sure am intrigued by your piece. Wonderful!
Aug 18, 2011 17:21:37   #
Donnabellah
 
I was a stinker to learn! it was all knit stitch. You knit on one side and then up on other and you had to keep track of where you were going on you be going backwards. I wrote all very picky and precise directions which I needed every time I made one of these. People here are saying how "easy" entrelac is and it certainly does look different than garterlac. I really like the look of entrelac and if it is easier - count me in!!
Aug 18, 2011 17:52:02   #
AuntJMae
 
I don't think there's any major difference...I just made a dishcloth like the one you're showing, and it was just like the entrelac scarf I made after that. Tricky, but easy knitting. The difference was that one was in garter stitch and the other was in stockinette...it just means that it looks like it's interwoven (entre...lac)
Aug 18, 2011 18:50:35   #
jaykayone
 
very nice !
Aug 18, 2011 19:33:08   #
Donnabellah
 
I sure hope you're right! Maybe I already know how to do enterlac! I would just have to purl on one side instead of knitting the whole thing. I watched a demo on You Tube from KnittingdailyTV and the gal that was knitting and purling was lightning FAST. Discouraged me for a minute there.
So intarsia must be very different if you can make pictures and designs. Hard work.
 
Aug 18, 2011 23:41:53   #
Joy Marshall (a regular here)
 
This is just entrelac knitted in garter stitch instead of
stocking stitch. There are various things you can do within the diamonds themselves, such as seed stitch,
tiny cables, etc.
Aug 19, 2011 02:16:13   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
For pictures of intarsia work, look at these: http://www.sweaterscapes.com/sweater%20patterns-1008.htm

Intarsia is a colourwork technique and is usually done in stockinette stitch - to better show off the 'picture'. Each small block of colour is a separate ball/bobbin/or just a length of yarn. It has no relation that I know of to entrelac. Tutorial: http://www.sweaterscapes.com/intars.htm
Aug 19, 2011 02:32:00   #
Dreamweaver
 
Entrelac can be done in many different stitch patterns, including garter stitch, which is what your piece shows. Intarsia is pictorial, as Jessica-Jean says. Then to add fuel to the fire, fair isle is colorwork patterns done all the way across a piece of work using just 2 colors at a time.
Aug 19, 2011 03:49:50   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Let's continue adding. How does Norwegian colourwork differ from fair-isle? From the colourwork done in South America?
Aug 19, 2011 06:04:58   #
deeknittingclick
 
that looks very nice
 
Aug 19, 2011 07:04:29   #
Windbeam
 
Thanks Jessican-Jean for the great patterns. Now I have to get the nerve to try one!!
Aug 19, 2011 09:16:41   #
AllyMu
 
Donnabellah wrote:
I don't know the difference between these 3 but here is a picture of the garterlac that I was taught in a class long ago.
What is the difference?


I think garterlac is using all garter stitches. Entrelac incorporates stockinette and an assortment of stitches. I find entrelac much easier because you can visually see the front and back of the pattern. You don't get confused when looking. I started out with garterlac and had a time with it. I then went to entrelac (which I thought was the same) and presto - it worked. This is a great book I have: Entrelac the Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting by Rosemary Drysdale. She has many different stitches for entrelac including using all garter stitches.

Your garterlac is very pretty.
Aug 19, 2011 09:53:13   #
procrastin8or
 
Donnabellah wrote:
I was a stinker to learn! it was all knit stitch. You knit on one side and then up on other and you had to keep track of where you were going on you be going backwards. I wrote all very picky and precise directions which I needed every time I made one of these. People here are saying how "easy" entrelac is and it certainly does look different than garterlac. I really like the look of entrelac and if it is easier - count me in!!


Would you be willing to share those very picky and precise directions if I sent you my e-mail address?
Aug 19, 2011 10:10:29   #
fiddlerbird555
 
Garterlac is a particular pattern. It is entrelac done with garter stitch.

It might simplify the whole concept to use the term I saw in a different book (Named "Scandinavian Knitting" or something; I'm traveling & don't have it in front of me). That book, rather than using the french term called entrelac "Diagonal patchwork knitting". That's all it is. You knit little diagonal patches by picking up stithes and joining them to the edge of a different patch by some form of decrease at the end of the row with one "current" stitch and one "old" one.

So, depending on the size of the "patches" you could do anything you wanted in between (though things that distort it from a roughly square shape would get complicated).
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