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Entrelac Knitting Pattern

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When I first saw this entrelac knitting pattern…. wow, this woven knit strips pattern is so beautiful!!! I definitely want to make this, but how? Thanks to the modern technology of the internet, I searched through the web and found some videos that taught about it.

entrelac knitting

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 the 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 a 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.

entrelac knitting pattern

I am not a proclaimed professional in knitting, but I have a passion for creating something out of the needles and yarns. Not lucky enough to have a 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….. 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 strip? Not until you look at the wrong side of the knit piece…. no overlapped knit strips, SURPRISED!!! This is the special of Entrelac knitting pattern.

update: I made this into an Entrelac Messenger Bag

knit weave stitch

Entrelac Knitting Pattern

SOURCE: Planet Purl YouTube video tutorial.
[Remark: Beth Moriarty of Purl Planet used 5 stitches for each entrelac knitting “strip”. Mine is 6 stitches, and the method is the same; the only difference is the width of the “strip”]

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

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

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

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

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

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

knit entrelac weave

What’s Next

  • Start knitting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
  • Pin it to Pinterest for future To-Knit List
  • Share with your knitting groups for a knit-along event.
  • Browse more free knitting patterns to make.

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Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

I wish you offered the written Entrelac pattern. It would be wonderful to use the pattern for a wrap.

Craft Passion

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

That will be great. Kindly email to [email protected]. Thank you.

Patricia Magnus

Wednesday 29th of January 2020

The yarn weight and needle size are not given. The link to the "class" with the "handout" (chart/directions) is broken. I would love to make the two-color scarf, but without this information I see a lot of wasted yarn and time. Can you please help?

Craft Passion

Monday 3rd of February 2020

May I know where did you see the class and handout link? I didn't write anything on these two. You can use your preferred yarn and suggested needle size from the yarn. This is the method on how to make knit the entrelac pattern not a complete pattern for a scarf. For your case, you will need to knit a small test piece to determine how many rows and stitches you need for the scarf, from there estimate how many yarns you will need for the scarf.


Sunday 6th of January 2019

I spent much of my Saturday following these videos and learning how to do Entrelac. It's really been fun and I can't wait to start my big afghan project! I didn't get my housework done today, but I don't care. I may never have time again to do housework because I will be too busy knitting the entrelac pattern! You were right--it's not difficult once you understand the concept. But it looks impressive.


Friday 10th of February 2017

Thank you!!! I was searching for some basic entrelac instructions that were clear and concise and found them in your videos. Even though I need to refer back to the videos for the left and right triangles, I am happily on tier 5. I've shared your link with my knitting group and book marked them for my future projects.


Monday 17th of November 2014

Thanks for a marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will often come back at some point. I want to encourage you continue your great job, have a nice holiday weekend!