Entrelac Scarf Knitting Pattern

I am in love with entrelac patterns I can't get it out of my mind. I've dreamed about entrelac knitting every night this week... At last, a finished project. Scarf and hat are so beautiful.

Entrelac knitting is a very interesting type of knitting. It's started with a straight cast-on, then a row of triangles for a foundation. Then alternating rows, starting with an intial triangle, then rectangles, and ending with a row of triangles. It is most easily done with short rows - increasing rather than decreasing short rows.  When finished, it almost looks like the tiers of blocks are woven. You can have many different colors for single pattern but to keep it simple try to use minimum color.

 For this scarf I used the free instruction pattern available online. This guide is written specifically by Knittyotter.

Here are six steps to make a entrelac scarf.  
Stitch Guide
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit 2 together
p2tog = purl 2 together
kfb = knit into front and back of stitch
ssk = slip slip knit
sl = slip
m1 = Make 1
psso = Pass slipped stitch over

  • Base Triangles
CO 18 Sts
Row 1: (RS) k1, turn
Row 2: and all WS rows – purl all sts in this section, turn
Row 3: sl 1, k1, turn
Row 4: Purl sts in this section, turn
Row 5: sl 1, k2, turn
Row 6: Purl sts in this section, turn
Row 7: sl 1, k3, turn
Row 8:  Purl sts in this section, turn
Row 9: sl 1, k4, turn
Row 10: Purl sts in this section, turn
Row 11: sl 1, k5 – Do Not Turn – end of base triangle one of three – start next base triangle on next stitch

Photo of first triangle in the base triangle section of your scarf.

Repeat Rows 1 to 11 two more time to complete all three base triangles
Photo of completed base triangles

  • Tier 1 - 2 Diamonds & 2 Side Triangles
Left Side Triangle

Row 1: (WS) k1, turn
Row 2: kfb, turn
Row 3: k1, p2tog, turn
Row 4: k1, m1, k1, turn
Row 5: k1, p1, p2tog, turn
Row 6: and all RS rows – knit to last st, m1, k1 turn
Row 7: k1, p2, p2tog, turn
Row 8: knit to last st, m1, k1 turn
Row 9: k1, p3, p2tog, turn
Row 10: knit to last st, m1, k1 turn
Row 11: k1, p4, p2tog, turn - end of left triangle - Do Not Turn
Photo of completed left side triangle
Now work the two middle diamonds of Tier 1.

  • Two Middle Right Slanting Diamonds
Row 1: (WS) With wrong side facing, pick up and purl 6 sts along the selvedge edge of the next triangle. Sl last st picked up onto the left needle and p2tog, turn.
Row 2: k6, turn
Row 3: sl 1, p4, p2tog, turn
Row 4: k6, turn
Row 5: sl 1, p4, p2tog, turn
Row 6: k6, turn
Row 7: sl 1, p4, p2tog, turn
Row 8: k6, turn
Row 9: sl 1, p4, p2tog, turn
Row 10: k6, turn
Row 11: sl 1, p4, p2tog, turn - 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.
Photo of completed center diamonds

  • Right Side Triangle
Row 1: (WS) With wrong side facing, pick up and purl 6 sts along the selvedge edge of the next triangle or diamond, turn.
Row 2: and all RS rows – knit all sts in this section, turn
Row 3: sl 1, p3, k2tog, turn
Row 4: knit sts in this section turn
Row 5: sl 1, p2, k2tog, turn
Row 6: knit sts in this section turn
Row 7: sl 1, p1, k2tog, turn
Row 8: knit sts in this section turn
Row 9: sl 1, k2tog, turn
Row 10: knit sts in this section turn
Row 11: k2tog - Turn 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.
Photo of completed right side triangle & Tier One

  • 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

Row 1: (RS) With right side facing, pick up and knit 6 sts along the selvedge edge of the next triangle or diamond. Sl last st picked up onto the left needle and ssk, turn.

Row 2: p6, turn
Row 3: sl 1, k4, ssk, turn
Row 4: p6, turn
Row 5: sl 1, k4, ssk, turn
Row 6: p6, turn
Row 7: sl 1, k4, ssk, turn
Row 8: p6, turn
Row 9: sl 1, k4, ssk, turn
Row 10: p6, turn
Row 11: sl 1, k4, ssk, - end of Diamond One - Do Not Turn
Photo of first left slanting diamonds

Repeat Rows 1 to 11 two more times to complete three middle diamonds. Once the three diamonds are done you will start tier one again.
Photo of completed three diamonds in tier two

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

Before you begin the bind off triangles the last tier you work is tier one. Keep that in mind when you start thinking about coming to the end of your scarf.
Photo of Tier One completed, your project should be on this tier when you are ready to begin your bind off triangles.

  • Bind off Triangles
 Row 1: (RS) With right side facing, pick up and knit 6 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.

Slip last st picked up to left needle and ssk, turn.

Row 2: and all WS rows – purl all sts in this section, turn
Row 3: k2tog, k3, ssk, turn
Row 4: purl sts in this section, turn
Row 5: k2tog, k2, ssk, turn
Row 6: purl sts in this section, turn
Row 7: k2tog, k1, ssk, turn
Row 8: purl sts in this section, turn
Row 9: k2tog, ssk, turn
Row 10: purl sts in this section, turnRow 11: sl 1, ssk, psso, do not turn.

The remaining stitch will count as the first stitch of the next triangle.
Photo of first triangle of three triangle bind off
When all three triangles have been worked, bind off last stitch and weave in ends.

Block if Desired.

Entrelac pattern's so addictive. Give it a try...it's fun and really quite easy to do. For further instruction with video, click here