Garter Entrelac step-by-step tutorial

In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to knit the Garter Entrelac stitch. Perfect for any self striping yarn, or you can incorporate color work, too.


Starts with 18 sts to be worked in three groups of 6, using the knitted cast-on so that stitches are loose enough to work with.

THREE BASE TRIANGLES

Row 1 (WS): K2, turn
Row 2: K2, turn
Row 3: K3, turn
Row 4: K3, turn
Row 5: K4, turn
Row 6: K4, turn
Row 7: K5, turn.
Row 8: K5, turn.
Row 9: K6, end of left triangle, do not turn.
End of base triangle one of three – start next base triangle on next stitch
Repeat Rows 1 to 9 two more to complete all three base triangles

TIER 1 - 2 Diamonds & 2 Side Triangles

+ Left Side Triangle.
Row 1 (RS): K2, turn
Row 2: K2, turn
Row 3: Kfb, SSK, turn
Row 4: K3, turn
Row 5: Kfb, k1, SSK, turn
Row 6: K4, turn
Row 7: Kfb, k2, SSK, turn
Row 8: K5, turn
Row 9: Kfb, k3, ssk, end of left triangle - Do Not Turn

Now work the two middle diamonds of Tier 1.
+ Two Middle Right Slanting Diamonds
With right side facing, pick up and knit 6 sts along the selvedge edge of the next triangle or diamond, turn.
Row 1: K6, turn
Row 2: K5, ssk, turn
Row 3: K6, turn
Row 4: K5, ssk, turn
Row 5: K6, turn
Row 6: K5, ssk, turn
Row 7: K6, turn
Row 8: K5, ssk, turn
Row 9: K6, turn
Row 10: K5, ssk, turn
Row 11: K6, turn
Row 12: K5, ssk, - end of Diamond One - Do Not Turn
Repeat Rows 1 to 11 one more time to complete all both middle diamonds. Once both diamonds are done began working the right side triangle in the next section.

+ Right Side Triangle
With right side facing, pick up and knit 6 sts along the selvedge edge of the next triangle or diamond, turn.
Row 1: K6, turn
Row 2: K4, ssk, turn
Row 3: K5, turn
Row 4: K3, ssk, turn
Row 5: K4, turn
Row 6: K2, ssk, turn
Row 7: K3, turn
Row 8: K1, ssk, turn
Row 9: K2, turn
Row 10: SSK, and transfer this st to the right needle.
The remaining stitch will be counted as the first st picked up for the first diamond in Tier 2.

TIER 2 - 3 Diamonds

+ Three Left Slanting Diamonds
For the first diamond only, the remaining stitch from the last tier counts as 1 picked up stitch
With wrong side facing, sl 1, pick up and purl 5 sts along the selvedge edge of next triangle or diamond.
Row 1: P6, turn
Row 2: P5, p2tog, turn
Row 3: P6, turn
Row 4: P5, p2tog, turn
Row 5: P6, turn
Row 6: P5, p2tog, turn
Row 7: P6, turn
Row 8: P5, p2tog, turn
Row 9: P6, turn
Row 10: P5, p2tog, turn
Row 11: P6, turn
Row 12: P5, p2tog, end of Diamond One, do not turn

Pick up and purl 6 sts along the selvedge edge of the next triangle or diamond.
Repeat Rows 1 to 12 two more times to complete three middle diamonds. Once the three diamonds are done you will start tier one again.

Continue working TIERS 1 and 2 until the desired length is reached.

BIND OFF TRIANGLES
Note: Before you begin the bind off triangles the last tier you work is TIER 1.
With wrong side facing, slip 1 st, pick up and purl 5 sts along the selvedge edge of the next triangle or diamond. For the first triangle only, the st remaining counts as the first picked up stitch.
Row 1: P6, turn.
Row 2: P2tog, p3, p2tog, turn.
Row 3: P5, turn.
Row 4: P2tog, p2, p2tog, turn.
Row 5: P4, turn.
Row 6: P2tog, p1, p2tog, turn.
Row 7: P3, turn.
Row 8: P2tog, p2tog, turn.
Row 9: P2, turn.
Row 10: P2tog, p2tog, pass 1st st over 2nd, do not turn.
The remaining stitch will count as the first stitch of the next triangle.
When all three triangles have been worked, bind off last stitch and weave in ends.

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