Minerva Entrelac Cowl or Scarf by Michele Bernstein

Minerva Entrelac Cowl or Scarf

by Michele Bernstein
Knitting
March 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 400 yards (183 - 366 m)
24 x 7" cowl, 30 x 8" cowl, 35 x 8" cowl, 60 x 8" scarf
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Minerva is an entrelac cowl or scarf, knit flat. She’s a twist on my Athena Cowl, which is knit in the round.

Why knit a round cowl flat? To learn all the elements you need to know for any entrelac project, and to avoid a huge game of yarn chicken on a long scarf or loop cowl knit lengthwise! Entrelac looks like it’s woven, but it’s just a lot of squares and triangles, knit one at a time. You’ll want to knit just one more square…

Knit to the length you like! Samples shown in worsted and DK weight yarn. I used a US6 (4mm) needle for the DK version, which took just one ball of Huckleberry Knits American Dream DK Gradient.

100g/200 yards of worsted will give you a short cowl. I used 115g of Noro Silk Garden for the longer cowl. 200g/400 yards of Noro will give you a 60” scarf or cowl.

I had a KAL during the time of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I posted updates to my blog at PDXKnitterati.com, walking you through the tricky parts! All Minerva related posts (with videos!) are linked on this introductory page.

I also posted pictures on Instagram and Facebook; use #minervakal2020 and #pdxknitterati on your IG posts. I’m @pdxknitterati on Instagram, and PDXKnitterati on Facebook.

And please make a pattern page for your project here on Ravelry! I’d love to see them.

Thanks to tech editor Meaghan Schmaltz, and test knitters Kristine Alcade, Ann Berg, Anne Fields, and Paula Sadler.