Interlacing problem

I can do nice intertwining sprang and nice interlinking sprang, both s twisting and z twisting, I can do holes, and I can do horizontal pattern rows, (don't know what it's proper name is or even if it has one! :S ) but I can't figure out how to do interlacing. I can do something a bit like it, but in the middle of each cross there is a link instead of a simple crossing of threads.

Can anyone help, please?


Posted on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:43

It was intertwining I was stuck on. The drawings I was referring to when I did the op were actually wrong, and had intertwining and interlacing misnamed.

I have however sussed them all now anyway! :D

Does anyone know how to contact 'thesojourningspinner'? In her last blog post she mentions not being able to get a handle on it, but I don't have a video camera to make a youtube clip of how to do it.

Posted on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:02

you have it figured out. I was hoping someone would chime in and help you!


Posted on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:42

I might have a go at posting the method on here this evening, but I have to go out now, I've been dillydallying all morning and now we're well into the afternoon! bbl

Posted on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 16:34

It's an odd one, breaks the rules I just learned, and has only two rows despite looking really intricate, at least in Collingwood's drawing. I think it's that that had me fooled for so long. Anyways . . .

I started with multiples of four, but I don't see why it couldn't be done with any even number, just needs a slight modification at the end of each row. It will help to start with, to use a contrasting colour for alternate pairs. The drawing is in Z twist, so that is what I have used. I'm not sure what would happen if you try this after S twist, I think you might well unravel some of the previous row!

So, starting after a z twist overplait row, or on a new untwisted warp; *reach through the first pair to the back thread of the second pair, bring this forward, then bring the front thread of the second pair over the first pair and put it to the back. You should now have one z twisted pair on your right index finger. To finish crossing the first two pairs, simply bring the next back thread to the front and push the front thread to the back. You should now have two z twisted pairs on your right index finger. With me so far? Ignoring the two pairs you have just crossed, repeat the process on the next two pairs, from *

If you have an unever number of pairs, you will have an odd pair left at the end; give them a z (counter clockwise) twist to match the rest.

Row 2: twist the first pair clockwise, then work pairs of pairs as before to the last pair. Give them a z twist.

If you have an uneven number of pairs there won't be an odd pair left at the end.

Repeat these two rows as desired! That's it! Just two (slightly fiddly) rows.

Posted on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 21:02

Well, with a bit more trial and error, I have found an easier method, it's just as hard to explain tho! I don't really understand how it works actually, but it does!

After a 1/1 z twist row.

Row 1: 2/2 z twist (2 from the back to the front 2 from the front to the back)

Row 2: With your left index finger between the front and back threads in the usual way, take the first front and back pair and put it without twisting onto the ring finger of your left hand, then take the next pair (also without twisting it) over the pair on your ring finger, onto your right index finger, then pick up the pair from your ring finger onto your right index finger. Continue crossing pairs in the same way to the end.

Row 3: 1/1 (2/2) 1/1 z twist

Row 4: Pass the first pair straight onto your right index finger, then cross pairs as for row 2 to the last pair, and pass it straight onto your right index finger.