If there was one technique that stood out for its originality and texture, creating interlocking rectangles, it is Entrelac. With it you can knit hats, scarves, sweaters, blankets … Only your imagination can limit the projects in which you can use this new technique.
This tutorial will be divided into four parts and in this first one we will show you how to make the base of the point.
Before getting started, review the techniques that you should know:
For this stitch, we’re going to cast on a multiple of 6 stitches, but you can use any multiple you like. Let’s get started!
Row 1 (right side): knit all stitches.
The rest of the rows will be knitted using short turns as you can see in the next video.
In case you have any questions or are unsure about the number of stitches, below are the details for the rows we’ve worked:
Row 2 (wrong side): purl 2 and turn the work.
Row 3 (right side): knit 2 and turn the work.
Row 4 (wrong side): purl 3 and turn the work.
Row 5 (right side): knit 3 and turn the work.
Row 6 (wrong side): purl 4 and turn the work.
Row 7 (right side): knit 4 and turn the work.
Row 8 (wrong side): purl 5 and turn the work.
Row 9 (right side): knit 5 and turn the work.
Row 10 (wrong side): purl 6. Don’t turn the work and continue working.
Repeat rows 2 to 10 to shape the rest of the base triangles until there are no more stitches remaining on the left needle.
(Our triangles end with purling 6 because we cast on a multiple of 6 stitches. If you chose to cast on a multiple of 8, for example, you should continue the short row pattern until you’ve purled 8 stitches to complete each triangle.)
We hope you’ve liked the first part of how to knit entrelac. Share your progress with this technique on social media using #weareknitters. We love to see your ideas and new projects J
In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to knit the first phase of entrelac. You can use this technique to make beanies, scarves, sweaters, etc. with the unique texture it adds. For this step by step, we’re using 8mm knitting needles and one skein of our yarn, The Meriwool.