Entrelac Beginnings

Entrelac Beginnings class photo

3-6 class hours.

Tiers of triangles and rectangles create the intricate interlaced appearance of entrelac fabric. The basic techniques for casting on, working rectangles, picking up stitches and joining units are covered as you start a simple scarf. You’ll learn how to read an entrelac pattern while you practice zig-zagging back and forth in tiers, building fabric. In our second class project you’ll tackle entrelac triangles, and see how they are used to “square up” entrelac edges at bottom, top and sides. Let’s begin!

Know Before You Show

Cast on, knit, purl, bind off; simple incs/decs, follow written pattern instructions.

Materials 

  • 180 yds #4 (worsted) weight yarn each in two colors, A and B for scarf project
  • US 7 [4.5 mm] needle or size appropriate for yarn
  • 90 yds preferably #4 or 5 (worsted or chunky) weight yarn each in two colors , C and D for second project
  • US 7 or 8 [4.5 or 5.0 mm] needle Needles in size appropriate for yarn yarn

Homework

With A, cast on 5 sts. Beginning with a purl row, work in Stockinette Stitch for 10 rows.