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Basic Entrelac Scarf

Jan 30, 2009
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If you're new to entrelac and need a basic pattern to get started, you're in luck! I just started an easy scarf and thought it would make a great beginner entrelac project. I made up the instructions based on Eunny Jang's Beyond the Basics article on entrelac, so if you have that article, following the pattern will be a good exercise.
You'll see I haven't finished the scarf, but it's such a quick knit I should be able to complete it before the weather changes here in the Northeast. Enjoy!

Designer Lisa Shroyer
Finished Size 10" wide and 69" long.
Yarn Noro Kochoran (50% wool, 30% angora, 20% silk; 175 yd [160 m]/100 g): #53 orange/green/turquoise, 3 skeins. Yarn distributed by Knitting Fever.
Needles Size 9 (5.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle.
Gauge 15 sts and 19 rows = 4" in St st. Gauge is not critical for this project.


Skill level: Intermediate.

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W.T. Lu wrote
on Jan 28, 2010 2:03 AM

Thank you!!  It's so special and funny.

on Nov 4, 2009 9:30 AM

Cannot get the download of this one!  Disaapointed



BarbaraB@65 wrote
on Jul 27, 2009 2:05 PM

Barbara...St. Paul, MN

I just love this pattern.  I just started the scarf and it looks beautiful.  I have a entrelac vest pattern from Noro I wanted to make but now I know I can do it.  I have been knitting for many years (42?) and I know I will be making many of these for my children and grandchildren.  Thanks for giving us such a beautiful pattern.   I was also thinking of what a beautiful lighter weight scarf this would make into using sock yarn.

Todoo wrote
on Jun 11, 2009 6:49 PM
Thanks a lot for this pattern. It's something new for me. It's really nice. After I'll be search for wther things in entrelac.. Todoo : )
DorcasL wrote
on Jun 4, 2009 5:39 PM
Does anyone have a pattern for a hat in entrelac?
Nancy K wrote
on Jun 3, 2009 6:49 AM
This is a delightful scarf to knit. I recommend the suggested Noro yarn, because it accentuates the puff of the pattern. The stitch pattern is a multiple of 8, so in the beginning it is easy to see if a stitch has been dropped or added. Beware: the knitting is addictive. I keep wanting to finish one more set of 8 or one more tier across.
KiwiB wrote
on May 4, 2009 12:59 PM
I used a differernt entrelac pattern and it just about drove me crazy but the result was gorgeous and the person to whom it was given was thrilled. She said that people stop her to ask where she got it. I will try this pattern the next time. I used a silk/cashmere blend that was quite plain, so the weave gave it some real depth. Maybe the second time will be easier! The weaving part was a challenge as it tangled behind you as you braided the scarf.
MichelleM@7 wrote
on Apr 25, 2009 12:43 PM
Love this pattern! I'm making a scarf using Regia sock wool on size 1 needles. Yes, I'm crazy, but it's turning out beautifully. The yarn is 45% bamboo, 40% wool and 15% Polyamid. I was very hesitant to try it, but the pattern is actually very easy to do and works up pretty quickly.
JanL@2 wrote
on Apr 12, 2009 4:49 PM
I didn't know about Entrelac until two weeks ago. I have finished one scarf! If you use two different colors, there will be quite a lot of cut ends to weave in. By using two colors, the basketweave really stands out. The instructions are very clear. Thank you.
yssgrrl wrote
on Mar 11, 2009 3:08 PM
1. i have found that sign-in and download problems had to do with my browser cookies. So i set the privacy to always accept from this site and no more problems. 2. Does anyone know how to do this scarf without a flat end? In other words, i would like to start and finish with pointy triangels from which i will hang really nice tassels. Anyone know how to do that?
GlendaB wrote
on Mar 10, 2009 12:42 PM
Loved this pattern. This was easier than I thought! Finished the scarf now on to a hat.
J_B wrote
on Mar 8, 2009 12:49 PM
For those having problems downloading..... You may need to check to be certain you have javascript enabled.
BethF wrote
on Mar 6, 2009 5:03 PM
just above the magazine ad is the little pdf picture and the word download---just click it. I can't wait to try this!
530Meliss wrote
on Mar 6, 2009 8:08 AM
Someone please help me out, does this pattern call for three balls of different colored yarn and if so, when do we add the next color or is this a long run single ball of yarn? Melissa
Catwren wrote
on Mar 2, 2009 1:27 PM
Thank you so much! I have tried to learn this technique along with modular knitting and have never gotten the hang of it despite being an advanced knitter. This pattern is a great leaping off point with clear, concise instructions and pictures for reference when you get lost. I will start this one tonight!Don't we all love these free patterns????? Thank you again Knitting Daily- - - Cat >^^<
WIMimi23 wrote
on Feb 23, 2009 6:26 AM
Entrelac isn't too dificult...but this pattern seems intimidating. I'm on my third scarf; started it Saturday and its about 1/3 done. The pattern is repetitious, and you only need the directions for reference after a while. And its beautiful beyond descrption! I say - Try it! You'll be happy you did.
Pegperson wrote
on Feb 18, 2009 4:53 PM
Well, it seems that I have had the same problem and couldn't download. It kept sending me bac to order another issues. Here I was going along, thinking I could download this but I'll take the advise and check to see what edition of Acrobat Reader. That's probably the culprit. Peggy Stark
on Feb 16, 2009 8:47 AM
I am three quarters finished with my entrelac scarf. It ihas been fasscinating to create to say nothing about training the brain. Love the results. Had several rip outs but all is well. It is fun to have something new. I am an intermediate knitter so it is possible to make for those in doubt.
ChrisD27 wrote
on Feb 16, 2009 8:12 AM
I LOVE this. I'd never even heard of Entrelac, although I had seen some clever-looking, complicated knitting which looked like a woven basket! I had no idea how to do it and now I just love it. I started the scarf yesterday and it's nearly a foo long now! And it's not difficult. More lovely patterns like this one please.
BeckyW@2 wrote
on Feb 14, 2009 9:32 PM
I had no problem downloading the pattern,at least not after I told it to download enough times (3 for my computer) Also had to sign in first Love the pattern; it will be a good first attempt at entrelac.
PegH wrote
on Feb 12, 2009 10:42 AM
For those new to entrelac, you should order online the Entrelac Knitting Hats and Bags with Nenah Galati. She teaches knitting backwards which makes entrelac just fly. It isn't complicated, especially if you have every crocheted.
on Feb 9, 2009 5:32 AM
I have been knitting for just a few months and was thrilled I was able to figure out this pattern... the results are amazing! The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. Thank you for helping me learn this technique.
Kniterella wrote
on Feb 5, 2009 8:22 PM
I had no trouble downloading Entrelac scarf patt, I also use Mozilla Firefox its very good gets rid of junk and patches. I love the patternIi have printed 2 patterns, 1 for me and 1 forIirene, a lady in my Knitting Club it was her birthday last week so this is a nice surprrise as she is having problems knitting the edges. I have been Knitting for over 43 years i'm now BIG 50 . If the free patts are anything to go by I think I will subscribe to the magazine cos it looks fab.
Marsha@2 wrote
on Feb 5, 2009 1:12 PM
Great pattern and fun too but I was trying to change colors and yarns don't try that. It is not working as the yarns are different weights and the scarf really buckles and wads up. Marshamellow
granny wrote
on Feb 4, 2009 12:34 PM
Granny wrote re: Entrelac scarf for beginners I am new to computers, I could'nt get free pattern for scarf , very disappointing. I do alot of knitting and some crocheting.
Debra Welch wrote
on Feb 3, 2009 1:35 PM
I started this scarf on Saturday. This is my first attempt at Entrelac, and I absolutely love how it is turning out and am totally enjoying knitting this pattern. The fun yarn and easy to follow pattern really make you feel like you are doing something very clever. I can't wait to wear it!
TinaL wrote
on Feb 3, 2009 9:41 AM
Tina L. RE:Basic Entrelac Scarf I have a pattern for a shawl in entrelac that iv'e always wanted to do ..I've missed ALL the classes @ my local yarn store and never had the courage to jump in and just do it...Now with Your help I feel I can once I practice with the scarf pattern I'll try the shawl. Thank You for all Your doing for us" crazy for knitting" gals and guys. By the way I had no problem downloading this pattern or any other youv'e had for us...Thanks for all the freebees'. Tina L.
VictoriaW@2 wrote
on Feb 2, 2009 2:09 PM
Does anyone know where the mentioned article, Eunny Jang's Beyond the Basics, can be found? I have subscribed to Interweave for several years so if it is from there, I may have it. I have wanted to try this for a long time but it looks so difficult, I always put it off for a more immediate satisfaction. Thanks for bringing this out, I hope to start it soon.
muazzez wrote
on Feb 2, 2009 1:26 AM
ı like it to much..but its difficoulty for me d it..
KarenS wrote
on Feb 1, 2009 9:46 PM
I had to log in first in order to access the pattern.
sheri@3 wrote
on Feb 1, 2009 8:56 PM
hello how are you ,thanks for your knitting ,my english is not good , can you send this patern how can i knitt this one , thanks dear
JacquelineR wrote
on Feb 1, 2009 11:41 AM
I think you don't change is the yarn itself that makes the changes.
janet@6 wrote
on Feb 1, 2009 11:00 AM
I can't seem to download this scarf either. Could someone tell me how or if you already have it send it to me. Thanks
Leiahc wrote
on Feb 1, 2009 8:36 AM
just go ahead and sign up, and you can download any of the projects. it isn't a scam - i have gotten lots of good information from this site, and enjoy it greatly! Leiah
on Feb 1, 2009 5:44 AM
I have read through the directions and maybe it is just me .. but when do you change colors? I have not ever knitted with this technique before, so I am at a loss. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Tammy O.
SueD@5 wrote
on Feb 1, 2009 5:25 AM
At with other free downloads, I was asked to sign in first. Once I did that, the download worked easily. Thanks for much Knitting Dailing, for providing this fun project!
Pat@5 wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 6:54 PM
Beautiful!!!!!!!!! I downloaded the pattern and can't wait to knit it. Hmmmm, I wonder how many projects I'll have to put on the back burner in order to get started on this one. Oh things first, I always say. Thank you so much!
abell29 wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 1:44 PM
I use Mozilla Firefox. I could not download until I signed in. No trouble after I signed in.
allthings18 wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 12:02 PM
The icon for the download is located above the advertisement for the magazine.
mickowitz wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 10:57 AM
HAVING TROUBLE DOWNLOADING? Here's a fix: I had trouble, too - I use Mozilla Firefox, and used to get the corrupted file message. Simply go into Firefox preference's main menu. click on the "manage add-ons" tab, and look for PDF Download. Click on Preferences, go to the "opening PDF" tab, and select "Use PDF Plugin" to download your file. No, when you download, it should automatically download your file to location of choice; in my case, they're downloaded to the desktop - just look for the file there. Hope this helps someone!
PamG@4 wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 10:40 AM
I couldn't download it either gang. But have found that pattern in other sites before. But forgotten the sites names. Just do like I do & going to do next for the pattern. I'm going to search on google. Pam G.
Lois L.R wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 8:26 AM
Had trouble downloading also but went way down to the bottom of the page and then signed in. Download worked after that. lriggs
Spyridona wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 8:00 AM
I'd love to learn entrelac, but I keep getting a broken file message. Very disappointing.
NormaS wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 7:12 AM
I can't get it to download either. I keep getting a broken file error. Actually I seem to get it for most the patterns on this site.
IngridS wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 5:44 AM
How about a free pattern for those socks that were i the newsletter? We could make ourseves a really neat set????
JudithW wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 5:24 AM
I am also having trouble trying to get this pattern to download.
IngridS wrote
on Jan 31, 2009 4:50 AM
This is one gorgeous scarf. No problems downloading, but have to sign in. Don't know why my browser refuses to sign me in automaticaly here.
Puffy G wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 7:25 PM
This patterns really works well with the long color runs on the Noro yarn. I've used Noro before but found it scratchier than I like, perhaps this blend with the angora and silk will be soft and smooth; I'll go do a touchie at LYS. No problems downloading, but as suggested above, you must be signed in and your browser must support it. Your browser may not automatically sign you in, so you'll need to do so manually. Puffy
Redbirdranch wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 7:23 PM
Re: Downloading (one more time) -- this pattern is the first that Adobe didn't pop up on the screen after clicking both Download buttons. I found it waiting patiently in the bar at the bottom of the screen. And what a wonderful project that appeared when bringing it up to its Full Glory. Thank You, Knitting Daily Team and special thanks to Lisa. sincerely, bj from Red Bird Ranch in Texas
PatM@3 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 7:11 PM
I can't wait to give this one a go.... I love it! Pat M.
Margaret@2 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 5:42 PM
I am so excited to have this information. I can't wait to get started.
Lynwaringau wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 5:14 PM
What fun! I have a jumper I knitted in the early 70's - still have it - I had forgotten about this knitting technique! The scarf will be fun. Thank you so much for sharing! Bests. Lyn. Western Australia
MelanieM@3 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 5:14 PM
Donna@5 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 4:41 PM
What an inpiration -- thank you for the pattern!
LakayaP wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 4:22 PM
ya GillianN, challenge is the word. I can do cable, my own method of sock knitting, I have knitted pants, coats, etc....THIS intimadates the heck out of me. ever notice how some folks find their niche on the most complicated stuff and for them it seems easy? I was scared gloves too, turned out to be nothing to be scared of. I am gonna learn this if i have to beat myself up cuz I liked the socks on the newsletter. who knows, maybe this will be my niche.
on Jan 30, 2009 4:19 PM
Thank you, is a beatiful and diferent scarf Coco
newyorknancy wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 4:06 PM
Dowloading Mozilla Firefox did the trick for me! Thanks Renee. And what a beautiful pattern.
maggie@3 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 4:06 PM
I love the scarf and Entrelac, but I cannot download it either.
leafygal wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 4:03 PM
You do need to be signed in but I had no problems. I love a challenge knittingwise!
Jessica@3 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 3:58 PM
Cute scarf, going to try this soon. No problems downloading
Renee@2 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 3:52 PM
Ladies: you may need to update your adobe acrobat.: version 9 or more recent. I've had no problems downloading anything (I've got a 2 month old computer, however). I'm also using Microsoft Internet explorer (not mozila or firefox or anything else... try switching that on your machine if you are using those other versions: yes, this could make a difference. I've had no problems with this or anything else on Knitting Daily, but a lot of you have. :-( Please post if either of these help so people can use the download.
DremaO wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 3:52 PM
Thank you for this scarf I have just the yarn to use in it I had no problem with downloading this pattern
missnantz wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 3:51 PM
I had no problems downloading the pattern either. Just follow Sarah's instructions. Indeed, a very pretty scarf - but does the purl side look just as nice? I've never done any entrelac yet - can't wait!!
MaxineE wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 3:07 PM
very frustrating that the basic scarf pattern will not download. Was able to download the Entrelac, Knitting Block by Block with no problem.
PatK wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 3:01 PM
Depending on how your Web browser is set up, hitting the "Download" link may open the file in Adobe Acrobat - or, if you don't have a current version of Acrobat, not open it at all. In a pinch, right-click on the "download" link and choose "save link target as" to download the .pdf to your computer. You'll still need Acrobat to read it; you can get it free from
NancyG wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 2:48 PM
Sometimes it asks you to 'sign in' before it will download. I had no problem today, but have run into the 'sign in' step to be taken before a download other times.
Sarah@9 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 2:34 PM
click download on this page. Then click download AGAIN on the next page at the top next to the adobe acrobat graphic. Mine downloaded no problem. Very pretty scarf!
Kym wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 2:22 PM
thanks so much for doing a basic entrelac scarf. I always wanted to try entrelac but I couldn't get . Thanks again Knittingdaily for coming through. I am so thankful for you and your staff. Kym
peanutsings wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 2:13 PM
I truly am grateful for all you teach us and show us. I have been wanting to make something with entrelac, but hesitated because I felt I did not understand enough to make a success of it. Now, with the step-by-step pictures and explanations, I will no longer put off what I think will be a beautiful project. Thank you, again, for your generosity and kindness. Warmest of hugs and big smiles, Donna
MartiG wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 2:09 PM
M. I tried and tried to download it also and couldn't. I looked at the top of the page and it still wouldn't download.
sunk wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 1:50 PM
Look at the top of the page before the add for Interweave - it will say "Download"
SusanE@2 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 1:25 PM
I can't get the download either. It keeps sending me to the page to subscribe to Interweave Knits.
LisaC@2 wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 1:21 PM
I can't get this to download. Is anyone else having problems?
São wrote
on Jan 30, 2009 9:49 AM
Hello! I'm a newcomer not only to this site but also in the knitting "world". This scarf is amazing and I'll try to knit one altough I thing its a litlle bit complicated for someone with litlle knowledge like me. Thank you for such an inspiration!