Entrelac is what you could call “lots of bang for your buck” knitting. It isn’t hard, it has loads of options and it has a wow factor like little else! It’s a series of triangles and rectangles worked at right angles to each other. The result is a fabric that looks like woven strips of knitting. If you can knit, purl, pick up stitches and knit-two-together then you can do entrelac!!
A number of years ago, Ruth Thome released her pattern, Butterfly Entrelac Shawl. We recently asked Ruth to rework the pattern to work with our DK weight yarns. She did and the result is just lovely!!
Introducing: Butterfly Redeux!
If you are intimidated by entrelac because of all the turning on a small number of stitches? Well, good news!! We put together an easy to follow video to teach you HOW TO KNIT BACKWARDS so you never have to turn when knitting entrelac! Find it on YouTube HERE!
This shawl starts with your basic triangle shawl construction, then changes things up for the interesting entrelac border. The pattern is available on Ravelry: Butterfly Redeux Shawl