Two Freebies! Entrelac Tutorial and Easy Entrelac Scarf Pattern
|One of the best entrelac tutorials I’ve ever seen is the Beyond the Basics article written by Eunny Jang in the Spring 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. Since entrelac can be a bit tough to explain, here’s an excerpt from that article:
As a treat for all you nice Knitting Daily members, here’s a FREE download of the article which now includes 6 free Entrelac Knitting Patterns:
|Free pattern: Entrelac Scarf for Beginners
from Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene
If you’re new to entrelac and need a basic pattern to get started, you’re in luck! I just started an easy scarf and thought it would make a great beginner entrelac project. I made up the instructions based on Eunny Jang’s Beyond the Basics article on entrelac, so if you have that article, following the pattern will be a good exercise.You’ll see I haven’t finished the scarf, but it’s such a quick knit I should be able to complete it before the weather changes here in the Northeast. Enjoy!Download Lisa’s Easy Entrelac Scarf Pattern
And a final entrelac tip from Lisa:
When picking up stitches along the selvedge of a block, try to pick up the first and last stitches as close to the ends of the block as possible—i.e., pick up stitches in the “corners” as much as possible, to avoid holes in those corners between blocks.
— Lisa Shroyer
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