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Entrelac Square

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Entrelac Afghan Square

Materials

I used approx 60gm of oddments of Patons Totem and Fireside 8ply 100% Wools in various shades of pinks and purples

Tension

20sts and 28 rows to 4 inches (10cm) over st st on 4mm needles, or needles needed to obtain gauge.

Abbreviations

K = Knit
P = Purl

Technique

Cast on 32 sts and work base triangles as follows:

* K1, turn, P1, turn

K2, turn, P2, turn

K3, turn, P3, turn

Continue in this manner until you reach K8, do not turn.

Repeat from * three times more.

Entrelac Row 2:

(End triangle with WS facing)
P1, turn, inc in this st knitways, turn

P1, P2tog, turn, inc in first st, K1, turn

P2, P2tog, turn, K1, inc in next st, K1, turn

P3, P2tog, turn, K2, inc in next st, K1, turn

P4, P2tog, turn, K3, inc in next st, K1, turn

Continue in this manner until you reach P7, P2tog, do not turn

(Full entrelac with WS facing)
* Pick up 8 sts purlways along the edge of the triangle/rectangle directly underneath and work as follows:

1st row: Knit, turn

2nd row: P7, P2tog, turn

Repeat these 2 rows 8 times but do not turn after the last purl row.

Repeat from * twice more, then work the end triangle in the following manner:

(End triangle with WS facing)
Pick up 8 sts purlways, turn

K8, turn

P6, P2tog, turn, K7, turn

P5, P2tog, turn, K6, turn

P4 P2tog, turn, K5, turn

P3, P2tog, turn, K4, turn

Continue decreasing in this manner until one st remains. Fasten off.

Entrelac Row 3:

(Full entrelac with RS facing)
Turn your work so you have the right side facing you.

* Pick up 8sts knitways along the inside edge of the end triangle just worked.

(P8, turn, K7, SSK, turn) Repeat 8 times but do not turn after last row.

Rep from * 3 times more, picking up the sts from the edges of the entrelacs as they present themselves.

Work 2nd and 3rd rows of entrelacs twice more, then 2nd row once.

Cast off as follows:

* Pick up 8sts along the edge of the edge triangle just worked on the previous row, turn,

P8, turn, K7, SSK, turn

P6, P2tog, turn, K6, SSK, turn

P5, P2tog, turn, K5, SSK, turn

P4, P2tog, turn, K4, SSK, turn

Continue decreasing in this manner until one st remains. Fasten off but do not break yarn unless you are changing colour.

Rep from * 3 more times, picking up sts along edges of entrelacs as they present themselves.

Cast off neatly and block.

Note on blocking:

Do not press this square. Wash gently and pin out to a 9inch square without stretching the knitting. When dry the entrelacs should be somewhat 3 dimensional.


Copyright © Sarah Bradberry, March 1998

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