Entrelac is a knitting technique that gives you a fabric which looks woven. It's easy and fun to learn. If you've never tried it, this is a great project to start. Any type or weight yarn is suitable for this project. Sizing for other types of yarn and length of cowl is included in the pattern.
Sizing: You will size the cowl to your own preference. The directions for sizing are
included in the pattern.
Yarn and yardage: Use as many colors as you like of a DK-weight, worsted-weight,
or chunky yarn (yarn that knits between 5.5 and 4 stitches per inch). Do use at
least two colors for your first cowl. It will be far less confusing. Exact yardage will
depend on the width and height of your cowl. Start with at least 600 yards total
of DK-weight yarn, 500 of worsted, or 400 of chunky. If you run out, buy more
and add extra colors!
Needles: A 24” size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle for DK weight (5.5 stitches per
inch); size 7 (4.5 mm) for worsted weight (5 stitches per inch); or size 10
(6.0 mm) for chunky. Exact gauge is unimportant; be sure you like the look
of the fabric as you work.
Gauge: Start with the gauge recommended on your yarn's ball band;
feel free to modify it if you wish.
Other supplies: Stitch markers; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Photo by Cynthia Spencer