Your Guide to Learning Entrelac

Entrelac is one of those knitting techniques that I have found intimidating. It looks so complex! The basketweave pattern created from all those tiny triangles is so beautiful, and it looks agonizingly difficult. The fact is, like so many complicated-looking techniques in knitting, entrelac (which means “to interlace” in French) is much easier than it seems. It’s a technique that builds on itself, so once you get the hang of it, you’ll find it to be a breeze. Below are four sets of entrelac tutorials (everyone seems to have their own favorite way to knit entrelac!). Just choose the one that appeals to you most, and you’ll be off and running! The tutorials are followed by four entrelac knitting patterns for beginners. Entrelac Tutorials Sapphires-n-Purls‘ Entrelac Tutorial: This blogger has put together a text tutorial along with two videos. Very Pink’s Learn to Knit Entrelac: This tutorial is entirely video-based. It shows the knitter how to knit, in particular, an entrelac scarf, the pattern for which is also linked to on the tutorial page. About.com’s Entrelac Knitting: This tutorial is a text-and-photo step-by-step guide to entrelac knitting. Entrelac Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial for Beginners: Pretty self-explanatory; this is a text-and-photo tutorial. Free Entrelac Knitting Patterns for Beginners Gartlerlac Dishcloth: This is probably the quickest, easiest entrelac you’ll ever knit! Quaint: This sweet little headband makes a great introduction to entrelac, and will knit together much faster than a scarf. Annabelle Entrelac Wrap: Looking for something a little lighter, more ethereal, in your entrelac? Try this positively lovely wrap. Entrelac Scarf: Very Pink’s tutorial is based off this scarf. It may take a little longer, but when you’re finished, you will be thoroughly practiced and rehearsed in the art of entrelac. Are you ready to dive into the ocean of entrelac? Armed with these tutorials and patterns, you’ll wonder why you ever hesitated to try entrelac at all!