Entrelac Knitting

While on vacation with my family, I tried a new knitting technique – Entrelac  Knitting.

The technique for entrelac is different from that of other types of knitting.  Entrelac is composed of tiers of blocks that are set on their points, forming diamonds.  Each block is worked individually and joined to the adjacent block as it is knit.

The resulting knit item looks like woven knitted strips but is actually knitted in one piece. Long repeat self striping yarn adds to the beauty, creating distinct squares of color without having to change the skein of yarn. The technique looks more difficult than it is!

Free instructions can be found at:
http://www.knittingpatternsgalore.com/the-basic-entrelac-scarf-3533.html

Materials:
Noro Silk Gardent, color S421 (2 skeins)
Yarn Requirements: 440 yards
Needles: US Size 8
Gauge: 18 stitches and 24 rows/4 inches in stockinette stitch

Cast on 24 stitches and work in blocks of 8 stitches.

Finished size 7.5″ x 62″

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