Knitting: Entrelac Pattern

How to knit Entrelac pattern

How to knit Entrelac pattern

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When I first saw this pattern…. wow, this woven knit strips pattern is so beautiful!!! I definitely want to make this, but how? Thanks to the modern technology of internet, I searched through the web and found some videos that taught about it. I like Planet Purl’s video the most, not only that it is easy to understand, Beth Moriarty has every stitch covered and explained. I am able to cast on and start knitting after the first or 2nd views of the video tutorial. Please stay tuned to see what will this piece of entrelac knit turn into…. I can foresee something sweet is on its way to Craft Passion pattern & tutorial :)

There are 6 parts of video tutorial to complete the entrelac knitting pattern, go through each of them and you will be able to do the same. As long as you can do cast on, knit, purl, purl 2 together, slip slip knit and bind off, you are able to make this woven-like knit pattern. There is of course a crochet version on entrelac, but the effect is not exactly the same. May be I will cover that as well after finish this project.

Entrelac (weave) knitting pattern

I am not a proclaimed professional in knitting, but I have the passion to create something out of the needles and yarns. Not lucky enough to have video and tutor to guide me through, so, I am basically a self-taught knitter and I learned knitting more than 30 years ago from just a basic knitting book. Long story short, I can knit after making numerous trials and errors, with no regret of the hard work and I really proud of myself for being able to knit a few vests, cardigans, pullovers, scarfs etc etc….. And also, conduct a small class among classmates during the break time between high school classes.

So, you think it is a real woven knit strips? Not until you look at the wrong side of the knit piece…. no overlapped knit strips, SURPRISED!!!

[update: I made this into an Entrelac Messenger Bag]

Entrelac (weave) knitting pattern

SOURCE: Planet Purl youtube video tutorial.
[Remark: Beth Moriarty of Purl Planet used 5 stitches for each "strip". Mine is 6 stitches, the method is the same, the only different is the width of the "strip"]

Part 1 – Bottom Triangles [Watch this video in Youtube]

Part 2 – Left Edge Triangles [Watch this video in Youtube]

Part 3 – Wrong Side Rectangle [Watch this video in Youtube]

Part 4 – Right Edge Triangles [Watch this video in Youtube]

Part 5 – Right Side Rectangle [Watch this video in Youtube]

Part 6 – Top Triangles [Watch this video in Youtube]

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  1. Love this technique, yours turned out gorgeous!

  2. Like it but don’t know how to knit:(

  3. I self-taught myself with basic knitting from a book, without real people showing me how to do, be it right or wrong. La June Janway Moreland, there are a lot of knitting video in youtube, you should be able to learn it fast (well, at least faster than me). Just go and buy some yarns and knitting needle to try it out :)

  4. Ya, currently I also found a lot this kind of pattern.
    But it really nice!

  5. Great tutorial! I’m not very good in sewing, but will try this one.

  6. Ideas4cards, I bet you are gonna fall in love to this!!!!

  7. To La June and hesitant newbie knitters :)——-I am a self-taught LEFTY knitter, so if I can do it, YOU can do it! :) Grab a Sunday paper, find a craft store coupon, and go get yourself a “I Taught Myself to Knit” kit at half-price! It has all you need to knit beginner level projects. (I also recommend getting a cheap yarn that’s pretty firmly woven to learn with. Loose yarns or specialty yarns can split on your needles and drive you bonkers.) Then head to your library and find a book that has lots of step by step pictures you can reference if needed. And my number one tip I give friends that want to learn? YOUTUBE IS YOUR FRIEND!!! You can find ANYTHING on YouTube, and if you’re still a bit confused after seeing the video, post your question in the comments under it and I guarantee someone will answer your question asap :) Check local yarn stores too- most have clubs or times set aside for knitters to get together and knitters are always willing to help out other knitters! If it STILL seems kinda scary, start with crochet (I do both and crochet is MUCH easier but also much more limited) or grab a loom! The Knifty Knitter looms are super affordable and super fast and easy to use. My 7 YO made a doll hat in one evening her first time using it! And oh yeah…lol,…..I love entrelac and have referenced those exact tutorials many times but it still kicks my butt! ;) I WILL master it one day!

    • Couldn’t agree more on the self taught tips, thank you Kyla :)
      You are truly a craft goddess, skill learning with left-handed is never an easy task even with video!!! Keep it up and I am sure you will overcome the entrelac in no time too :)

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  9. I was disappointed that the tutorial videos on Entrelac stitch are not available. Would appreciate it by email if possible please.
    My email address is son@mweb.co.za Thanking you in advance Sheila

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  11. I’m in love with this tutorial! Thank you so much for putting this up! I’m a self taught knitting newbie so videos like this are a ton of help to learn fun new patterns.

  12. Love this tutorial and technique, looks fantastic. I would consider myself somewhat of a beginner when it comes to kinitting, my mother taught me the basics and I’ve since learned and practiced new techniques by myself with varing degrees of success! I think this may be a little beyond me at the moment, but I can’t wait to watch the tutorial video and possibly give it a try. Thank for sharing.

  13. I am super excited to try this pattern. What size needles did you use for your blanket though? In the video, it looks like she uses a large size and large yarn to make it easier to see. I really like the look of your blanket. Also, how many squares is it? I want to make a larger one, but I’m worried about fitting all of those stitches onto one needle. Thanks!

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  15. I want to make an entrelac blanket but it’s hard for me to follow along from the tutortial, I need directions in front of me as I knit, do you think it would be possible for you to email me the directions. Thank you. Lorraine

  16. I was fascinated with entrelac the very first time I saw it,but all the videos I watched didn’t show how to start it.One day I came across this tutorial and now I am knitting entrelac,I am new to knitting but this tutorial was a big help to me.

  17. Since there are 2 different colors of yarn:
    1) Do you cut the one color with a tail once you are done with a row of rectangles?
    2) So what happens to all the tails when you go from one color to the next?

    Thanks!
    -Kat

  18. I just loved your tutorial on Entralac Knitting. I have had one lesson on it, but I found this was much clearer than the class lesson I had. I will keep this on my computer so I can referred back to it. Thank you very much. Elizabeth

  19. My friend keeps telling me to learn to knit entrelac and after viewing this tutorial several times I can see why. Is it possible for you to email me written instructions for this pattern. Thank you so much.

  20. What a great way to learn a new stitch and\or pattern! I’m really enjoying this tutorial.

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