Advanced | 1 hour
Taught by Marly Bird
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.
Learn how to:
  • Set up an entrelac project
  • Work entrelac in two colors
  • Finish an entrelac project with a crochet hook
  • Make tassels 


Chapters
01:40
Part 1 - Intro-to-Entrelac Shawl
00:52
00:35
Working the Shawl
09:59
03:29
04:39
Finishing the Shawl
05:28
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Susan Bates Circular Knitting Needles US 10 (6mm), at least 24” long
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook US J (6mm)
  • RED HEART Boutique Unforgettable yarn; 5 skeins each 3944 Bistro A and 3950 Petunia B
  • Split stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Pattern PDF
  • Discussion
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    Entrelac Workshop
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    Part 1:
    Entrelac Workshop: Intro-to-Entrelac Shawl
    Marly Bird
    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
    Marly Bird
    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
    Marly Bird
    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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