I used approx 60gm of oddments of Patons Totem and Fireside 8ply 100% Wools in various shades of pinks and purples.
20sts and 28 rows to 4 inches (10cm) over st st on 4mm needles, or needles needed to obtain gauge.
K = Knit
P = Purl
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
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