Zig Zag Entrelac

Entrelac knitting is exploding in popularity, with more and more patterns and projects being posted by the day. It is a technique that creates a diamond pattern that is easier to do than you think.

You may choose to use a single color when knitting entrelac, but using a different color for each row of diamonds makes the woven pattern more visible


TIER 1: 3 Rectangles.

Rectangle 1. Cast on 6 sts.
Rows 1 - 3 -5- 7- 9 -11 : P6.
Rows 2 -4 -6 -8 -10-12: K6.

Rectangle 2. Cast on 6 sts.
Rows 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 11: P6, turn
Rows 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10: K6, turn
Row 12: K6, do not turn.

Rectangle 3. As Rectangle 2

TIER 2: 4 Rectangles

Rectangle 1. Cast on 6 sts.
Rows 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9: P5, p2tog, turn.
Rows 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10: K6 ,turn.
Row 11: P5, p2tog, do not turn.

Rectangle 2. Pick up and purl 6 stitches evenly along edge of next rectangle.
Rows 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9 - 11: K6, turn
Rows 2 - 4 - 6 - 8- 10: P5, p2tog, turn.
Row12: P5, P2tog, do not turn.

Rectangle 3. As Rectangle 2

Rectangle 4. Pick up and purl 6 stitches evenly along edge of next rectangle.
Rows 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9: K6, turn
Rows 2- 4 - 6 - 8- 10: P6, turn.
Row 11: Bind off

TIER 3: 3 Rectangles

Rectangle 1. Pick up and knit 6 stitches evenly along edge of next rectangle
Rows 1 -3 - 5- 7- 9 - 11: P6 turn.
Rows 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10: K5 SSK, turn.
Row 12: K5, SKK , do not turn


Rectangle 2. As Rectangle 1
Rectangle 3. As Rectangle 1

Repeat Tiers 2 & 3 until you have reached your desired length.; end with a Tier 3, binding off last row of each rectangle.

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