Dreaming in Green Entrelac Cowl

Dreaming in Green Entrelac Cowl

Designed By: Miranda Gaines

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The *Dreaming in Green Entrelac Cowl* is worked flat and joined with three 1″ buttons. It is worked in Red Heart Changes, but would also look great in any worsted weight yarn either in one or two colors!

 

Techniques Used:

– Knit & purl

– Cast on & bind off

– Entrelac knitting

– Increasing, decreasing

– Short rows

– Picking up stitches

– Basic crochet chain 

 

Materials

You can find the yarn and needles in my Etsy shop!

Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Changes (87% Acrylic, 12 % Wool, 1% Other Fibers; 187 yds/171 m per 3.5 oz/100 g ball); 1 balls in Jade

Needles: 5mm/US 8 needle

Other Materials: tapestry needle, three 1” buttons (I got my buttons from RustikCabin on Etsy)

Gauge: 18 sts/24 rows = 4″ (10 cm) stockinette, blocked.  Be sure to check your gauge if you don’t want to run out of yarn.

Finished Size: Length 21″ (53.5 cm), Width 8” (20 cm)

 

Abbreviations

CO = cast on

BO = bind off

k = knit

p = purl

p2tog = purl 2 stitches together

pf&b = purl front and back in one stitch

ssk = slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip the second stitch knitwise, replace slipped stitches onto the left hand needle and knit through the back loop of the stitches

st(s) = stitch(es)

s1 wyif = With the working yarn in front, insert the right needle into the next stitch as if to purl and transfer the stitch from the left needle to the right.

s1 wyib = With the working yarn in back, insert the right needle into the next stitch as if to purl and transfer the stitch from the left needle to the right.

RS = right side of work

WS = wrong side of work

 

Notes on Construction

  • Entrelac knitting begins with base triangles. Then the next set of squares is worked by picking up stitches along the side and working them together with the previous stitches to form the bias knit fabric.
  • Entrelac is worked using short rows. You work some stitches and turn the work and work back without completing a full row of knitting.
  • The slipped stitches make it easier to pick up stitches later in the project.

 

Pattern Stitch Instructions

Base Triangles

Row 1 (RS): K2, turn.

Row 2 (WS): P1, s1 wyif

Row 3: K3, turn

Row 4: P2, s1 wyif

Row 5: K4, turn

Row 6: P3, s1 wyif

Row 7: K5, turn

Row 8: P4, s1 wyif

Row 9: K6, turn

Row 10: P5, s1 wyif

Row 11: K7, turn

Row 12: P6, s1 wyif

Row 13: K8. DO NOT TURN.

Left Edge Triangle

Row 1 (WS): p2, turn

Row 2 (RS): K2, turn

Row 3: Pf&b, p2tog, turn

Row 4: K3, turn

Row 5: Pf&b, p1, p2tog, turn

Row 6: K4, turn

Row 7: Pf&b, p2, p2tog, turn

Row 8: K5, turn

Row 9: Pf&b, p3, p2tog, turn

Row 10: K6, turn

Row 11: Pf&b, p4, p2tog, turn

Row 12: K7, turn

Row 13: Pf&b, p5, p2tog. DO NOT TURN.

Purl Side Rectangles

Using right-hand needle and purl side facing you, pick up and purl 8 sts along the side of the base triangle.  Turn.

Row 1 (RS): K7, s1 wyib, turn

Row 2 (WS): P7, p2tog, turn

Repeat these two rows 6 more times.  DO NOT TURN.

Right Edge Triangle

Using right-hand needle and purl side facing you, pick up and purl 8 sts. Turn.

Row 1 (RS): K7, s1 wyib, turn

Row 2 (WS): P6, p2tog, turn

Row 3: K6, s1 wyib, turn

Row 4: P5, p2tog, turn

Row 5: K5, s1 wyib, turn

Row 6: P4, p2tog, turn

Row 7: K4, s1 wyib, turn

Row 8: P3, p2tog, turn

Row 9: K3, s1 wyib, turn

Row 10: P2, p2tog, turn

Row 11: K2, s1 wyib, turn

Row 12: P1, p2tog, turn

Row 13: K1, s1 wyib, turn

Row 14: P2tog, turn

Knit Rectangles

Slip the remaining st onto the right hand needle.  With RS facing, pick up and knit 7 sts. Turn.

Row 1 (WS): P7, s1 wyif, turn

Row 2 (RS): K7, ssk, turn

Repeat these two rows 6 more times.  DO NOT TURN.  You will not have the extra st on the other knit rectangles so for the other rectangles you would pick up 8 sts.

Top Row Triangles

Worked on knit side after purl side rectangles.  Slip the remaining st onto the right hand needle.  With RS facing, pick up and knit 7 sts, Turn.

Row 1 (WS): P8, turn

Row 2 (RS): K7, ssk, turn

Row 3: P6, p2tog, turn

Row 4: K6, ssk, turn

Row 5: P5, p2tog, turn

Row 6: K5, ssk, turn

Row 7: P4, p2tog, turn

Row 8: k4, ssk, turn

Row 9: p3, p2tog, turn

Row 10: k3, ssk, turn

Row 11: p2, p2tog, turn

Row 12: k2, ssk, turn

Row 13: p1, p2tog, turn

Row 14: k1, ssk, turn

Row 15: p2tog, turn

Row 16: SSK, turn

Leave remaining stitch on needle and pick up and knit for the next triangle.

 

Entrelac-First Row

After you complete the row of base triangles your knitting may look a little funny.  This is the nature of entrelac knitting and is completely normal!

 

 

 

Cowl  Instructions

CO 24 sts

Work Base Triangles 3 times across the row

Work Left Edge Triangle

Work Purl Side Rectangles 2 times across the row

Work Right Edge Triangle

Work Knit Rectangles 3 times across the row

Repeat the purl side rows (left edge triangle, purl side rectangles, and right edge triangles) and knit side rows (right edge triangle) until the piece is desired length.  Make sure that you end with a purl side row.

Work Top Row Triangles 3 times across the row

Cut yarn and thread through last stitch.

Create a buttonhole loop at the base of the top row triangles.  I did three loops.  Each one at the center of the triangles.  With yarn doubled over, and G (4.25 mm) hook, attach yarn and ch 8 sts (or however many that you need to fit the size of button that you have chosen).  Secure the end of the chain close to the same hole as the start of the chain with a slip stitch.

Sew buttons to the base row triangles adjacent to the buttonhole loops that you created.

Weave in ends.

 

You can find me on Ravelry as calmingstitches or email me at calmingstitches@gmail.com if you have any questions about this or any of my other patterns.

 

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