Total Time: 1 hour 8 mins 57 secs
Entrelac looks complex but it doesn't have to be. Marly Bird brings her fun, casual teaching style to an advanced knitting technique, showing how to create this beautiful interlocking pattern with ease. You’ll learn new skills throughout this three-part series by making a simple rectangular entrelac shawl, a cowl that is worked in the round, and a hat that comes together with simple shaping techniques. Once you’ve taken this series, you’ll be able to work any entrelac pattern with confidence.
Part 1:Entrelac Workshop: Intro-to-Entrelac Shawl
This cozy shawl is the perfect place to start your entrelac adventure. Working in two colors, Marly demonstrates how to knit a single rectangle, then how to join and build rectangles to create the eye-catching checkerboard pattern. Hone your skills through repetition to create the shawl body, and at the end, add some quick and easy tassels for the finishing touch.
Part 2:Entrelac Workshop: In-the-Round Entrelac Cowl
Now that you know how to knit entrelac flat, you’re ready to work it in the round. Marly Bird teaches this circular technique with a vibrant color-changing cowl. You’ll begin by working a tier of triangles, then switch to the rectangles you know so well by now. As you continue building shapes tier-by-tier, the color-changing yarn creates a subtle and painterly effect throughout the cowl. Bonus knitting party trick: In this class, Marly shows you how to knit backwards, so you don't have to turn your work when you do purl rows. How cool is that?
Part 3:Entrelac Workshop: Shaped Entrelac Hat
Now that you're comfortable knitting entrelac in the round and working in tiers, learn how to shape entrelac to make a graphic hat. This project can be made in many sizes, and by playing with color, you can make your hat bright and bold or subtle and soft. No need to add a pompom to this hat – the shaping creates a beautiful mosaic-like pattern at the top.
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