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Flat Entrelac

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Flat Entrelac
Flat Entrelac
Flat Entrelac
Flat Entrelac

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit , purl, increase, decrease, picking up sts
  • all other information is given in the pattern

Pattern Description:

A tutorial on how to knit entrelac pattern in stocking stitch on 2 needles:
small diamonds worked on the bias, each picked up from the sides of the one below.
With this knowledge you can make a bag, cover for your laptop, a scarf, wrap, blanket - or any rectangular piece.

Patterns for a laptop bag and pouch are given in full to demonstrate the entrelac method. The pattern is written for Noro Kureyon and Silk Garden but many other yarns of a similar thickness can be used too. Use long colour change yarn or solid colours in stripes.
There are also notes to make a scarf in Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn and instructions on how to use the entrelac technique for other items.

The pattern includes how to "knit backwards" - work purl side stitches on the knit side to save turning.

Warning: entrelac is addictive!


19 sts, 26 rows to 10 cm (4") in stocking st on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.


  • 10 ply/ worsted yarn such as Noro Silk Garden or Noro Kureyon
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

I have a lot of fun designing patterns for sale - most are quirky things like dog tea cosies, dragon scarves and koala ...

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