Simplest Entrelac Cube by Jay Petersen

Simplest Entrelac Cube

October 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
45 - 50 yards (41 - 46 m)
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2010-12-27 This pattern now includes a version in French very kindly prepared by TivaB. The file “cube.pdf,” included in the price of the pattern, is her version of my instructions, which has been test-knitted by some of her French-speaking knitting friends.

New (1.2) version of PDF. Copy editing. Instructions revised to incorporate suggestions for improvement from test knitter blkmtn1. Thank you!

New (1.1) version of PDF, better pagination and a little copy editing. No difference in the instructions though.

A knitted 3-d ball or cube.
• It is knitted using the entrelac technique, with a single length of yarn, containing no seams except a grafted seam at the very end.
• The resulting piece is stretchy and durable because the connections between the squares are about as stretchy as the rest of the fabric.
• The simplest way to make an entrelac cube, and is a good
introduction to 3-d entrelac. I have designed and knitted entrelac cubes with 12, 24, and 30 squares, and some day soon hope to have instructions for those. For now, this is a good start.
• It makes a great toy… it’s soft and squishy and the seams won’t rip apart.
• It’s subject to endless variations… but then, isn’t all knitting?
• You can knit one of these in an evening. Well, once you know how. Learning how may take longer.