Entrelac Beginnings

Entrelac Beginnings class project

3-6 class hours.

Tiers of triangles and rectangles create the interlaced appearance of entrelac fabric. The basic techniques for casting on, working rectangles, picking up stitches and joining units are covered as we start a simple scarf. Then we’ll explore entrelac triangles and their use for “squaring up” entrelac edges in some simple swatch projects.

Topics covered
Working in units
Left-leaning and right-leaning rectangles
Picking up stitches and joining


  • 180 yds each of 2 colors (A, B) #4 medium weight yarn
  • US 8 [5.0mm] needle
  • 50 yds each of 2 colors (C, D), any weight yarn (preferably #4 or 5) for swatches
  • Needles in size appropriate to swatch yarn


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