Entrelac Blanket by Catriona Stevenson

Entrelac Blanket

August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1500 - 1800 yards (1372 - 1646 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The technique of entrelac knitting produces a beautiful faux woven effect as each row of squares is knitted at right angles to the previous row. The effect is actually even more obvious if your finished piece is not blocked, so it’s perfect for those who can’t wait to use their completed projects! There is also no need to first do a tension square for this project. As long as your knitting tension is consistent then the pattern will work!

The blanket featured measures 120 x 84 cm and required 6 x 100g balls of acrylic DK weight yarn, 3 in each colour, knitted on 4mm needles. These instructions can be adapted to create any size of blanket simply by adjusting the number of stitches per square, the number of squares per row and the number of rows. My blanket has 10 stitches per square, 16 squares per row and is 25 rows long.

To create the two colour ‘weave’ as in this blanket, simply alternate colours between odd and even rows. For example my odd rows were green and my even rows were off-white.

This pattern is, I think, intermediate level, due to the increase, decrease and picking up of stitches, however a confident beginner who was looking for a challenge should be able to follow the pattern.