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entrelac is this really cool technique thatends up looking like these woven blocks of color when youã­re finished. it isnã­t very difficult to work, itã­s actuallyreally fun to knit, but there are some unique things you have to know to be able to workit. in this tutorial, weã­re going to learn thisentrelac scarf, and this is a pattern by allison locicero from freckles and purls.com. if youã­dlike to download your free copy of this pattern to follow along, iã­ve left a link in thevideo comments just below the video, or you can find a link to the pattern on verypink.com,or over on frecklesandpurls.com. first up, weã­re going to learn how to getstarted with the base triangles of the scarf.

if youã­ve downloaded your free pattern youã­reready to get started, and the first thing weã­re going to do is to start with the basetriangles at the bottom of the scarf. but one thing i want to mention about theyarn that you choose for this. uhh, the pattern gives you a suggestion for a specific yarn,but really anything you use that is what i call long-strand dyed. this is a variegated yarn, thatã­s changingcolors on itã­s own throughout the scarf ã± i didnã­t do anything to knit them all differentcolors. and the way that works is the yarn is variegated.and instead of having little chunks, like an inch long of different colors, there areseveral feet of each color.

and there are, i would say, several differentyarn types out there that dye yarn like this. noro is the brand that allison uses in thepattern. and this is ã± i canã­t remember the nameof this yarn. but there are a lot of them out there dyed this way. it makes a big difference.it makes it look like blocks. like woven blocks, like iã­m sure you want them to look. okay, letã­s go ahead and take a look at whatweã­re starting with. these are the bottom base triangles, and thatã­sthe first thing weã­re going to do. the next thing we do is tier 1, which is thisleft side triangle, two middle squares, and a right side triangle.

and then tier 2 is these three squares. so, but right now weã­re down here. and iã­ve cast on most of the stitches already.iã­m using this solid color yarn because itã­s bulky, and i want you to be able to see whatiã­m doing. the pattern tells me to cast on 24, and iã­musing a long tail cast on. if youã­d like a review of the long tail caston, iã­ll give you a link here. whoops, i was one shy. there we go. oh ã± thereã­s one thing i donã­t have thatiã­m going to encourage you to use, is a row counter.

you can also do tally marks on a piece ofscratch paper, but you need to keep track of what row youã­re on while you work thisentire pattern. so row 1 of the base triangle tells me toknit one, and turn my work. so i knit one, and this might seem odd tosomeone who has never done this before. i did not work all the way across the row. i knit one stitch. and iã­m going to turnmy work, which means iã­m going to swap the hands the needles are in. okay? and then the next row, row 2, says to purlacross all stitches in this section. this section is only one stitch right now.

so, itã­s purl 1. click my marker ã± uh, my row counter. row 3 is slip one. and when you slip, you always put your needlein as if to purl, and then slide that stitch over to the right needle without working it. so, row 3 is slip 1, knit 1, turn the work. [click] then row 4 is just like all the wrong siderows, we purl back across the stitches in that section, which is purl 2.

row 5, slip 1, knit 2. you see with everyodd numbered row weã­re increasing by 1. row 6 is to purl across all three of the stitchesin this section. row 7 is slip 1, knit 3. so you get the gist of how this is going towork. each little section is knit separately. each of the base triangles, in this case,is worked separately. [click] [click] i forgot to click that there. whoops ã± oh! my yarn just landed in my coffee!

[laughs] i think i got it out quickly enough beforeit absorbed very much of it! thereã­s probably fuzz in my coffee now. row 11, slip 1, knit 5. now iã­m at row 12, we have six stitches inthis section. row 13, slip 1, knit 6. oh, i just came up to the part that landedin the coffee. the yarn is wet right there. oh, well. this sample will smell good, at least.

okay, and then row 15 is the last row of thistriangle, iã­m going to slip 1, knit 7. and i do not turn the work now. because iã­m going to move on to the nexttriangle. and to move on to the next triangle, we wantto set our counters back at zero, because weã­re starting with row 1 again. row 1 is knit 1 and turn work. and then row 2 is to purl back across allthe stitches in that section. now, keep in mind that thereã­s only 1 stitchin this section. you have a lot more stitches on the left needle,but row 2 is just purl 1.

and turn the work. row 3, slip 1, knit 1. row 4 is to purl across stitches in that sectionand there are just two. and thatã­s what i wanted you to get the gistof here. this was a little easier to think of whatã¬in this sectionã® means because we were working to the end of the row each time onthis right base triangle. the middle one, though, you have to rememberthat the first ã± these 8 stitches are finished. weã­re done with those. weã­re working on a new section.

and then the last triangle will be workedjust like the middle one was. so now that youã­ve got the base triangles,next up weã­re going to work on tier 1. now that you have your base triangles finished,letã­s start right in with tier 1. and again, tier 1 is a left side triangle,two middle squares, and a right side triangle. and here is my sample with the base trianglesfinished. this looks ridiculous. and everyone, uh [laughs] everyone who i workwith on entrelac, they always want me to look at their base triangles to make sure theydonã­t have something unique going on, because it looks so weird.

no, this is right. it looks this weird. so we have our row counter, and weã­re readyto start with a wrong side row. this is ã± first weã­re going to do the leftside triangle. and your pattern spells this out as well. row 1 is knit 1 and turn. and youã­re familiar with turning work beforeyou reach the end of the row now. so thatã­s no problem. row 2 is kfb and turn. and to work a kfb, itã­s called a knit frontback and itã­s a one stitch increase.

you put your needle in, wrap it and pull itthrough like a normal knit stitch, but donã­t take this old stitch off the left needle. instead, swing the tip of your needle aroundto the back loop of that stitch, wrap it, and pull it through. and then pull the old stitch off. youã­vejust increased by one. if you need a slower review of the kfb, iã­llgive you a link right here. row 3 is knit 1, purl two together, and turnthe work. row 4 ã± we have a new technique again. knit 1, and the pattern says m1 which standsfor ã¬make 1ã®.

and this is a one stitch increase, and todo it weã­re going to use the bar between two stitches. so you find this bar, pick it up from frontto back, and then knit it through the back loop. and then knit the last one. and if you need a slower review of the make1 stitch, iã­ll give you a link right here. row 5 is knit 1, purl 1, purl two together. row 6, and from now on, all of the right side,even numbered rows are knit up to the last stitch, make 1, and knit 1.

row 7 is knit 1 ã± and if you are paying attention,youã­ll see that the first stitch, the edge stitch, the very edge stitch on the scarfis always knit. and it gives us this, um, cool looking kindof twill edge, because the first stitch is in garter stitch. anywhere, where was i? i was on row 7 becausemy counter tells me. knit 1, purl 2, purl two together. and row 8 is going to be the same as the otherones. we knit up to the last stitch, make 1. oh, i should show you a little make 1 trick.

this is how i personally work make 1s. theresult is the same. i pick it up from front to back with my rightneedle, mainly because iã­m just more coordinated with my right hand. i pick it up from front to back with my rightneedle, hand it to my left needle, and then to get your needle in there, to knit it throughthe back loop can be tricky. to make it easier on myself, i stick my needlein the front loop, use my thumb to hang on to the yarn, and then flip it to the back. let me show you that again. i pick it up with my right needle, hand itto my left needle, put my right needle in

front, put my thumb here to secure the yarn,and roll the needle over to the back. then wrap it and pull it through. and 9, row 9 is going to be, knit 1, purl3, purl two together. turn work. whoops. row 11 is knit 1, should be purl 4, purl twotogether. row 13, knit 1, purl 5. okay, weã­re almost done with this triangle.i want to for sure show you how to work the center squares in this section.

okay this is row 15. knit 1, purl 6, purltwo together, do not turn work. okay. to move on to the middle square iã­mgoing to set my counter back to zero. because now the first part of the center squareis to pick up and purl stitches here along this edge. my working yarn is here, and you see a rowof nice double long vs, and thatã­s what weã­re going to pick up. if youã­ve done picking up and knitting before,itã­s very similar. picking up and knitting you go from frontto back like this. but because weã­re picking up and purling,weã­re going to go, using just the right needle,

from back to front under two legs of a v. you can see this row of vs. from back to frontunder two legs of a v, wrap the needle and pull it through to the back just like a purlstitch. under both legs, wrap it, pull it through. you know, i think i didnã­t start early enough.this count isnã­t coming out right. it should be easy to see and pick up 8 stitches.i donã­t think i started close enough. there we go. thereã­s one, two, three, four,five, six, nope didnã­t make a difference. but iã­ll work in 8 stitches, no problem. okay.

then at the very, after we pick up 8 stitches,we want to secure this at the bottom. so the next bit of instructions tells us totake the stitch off the right needle, slide it over to the left needle, and then purltwo together. and that secures things at the bottom of thesquare. okay that was row 1. we turn the work, and the right side rowsof this are easy. just knit 8. the wrong side rows are always going to bethe same from here on out. you slip 1, purl 6, purl two together, and turn the work. youã­ll repeat those two rows, keeping trackwith your counter, until this square is finished,

youã­ll work a second square here, exactlythe same, and then we move over to the right side triangle. and hereã­s my next sample of work here. the left side triangle, two middle squares,and to do the right side triangle itã­s no great mystery, youã­ll understand how to doit now that youã­ve worked, done the picking up and purling already. the first thing we do is we pick up and purl8. okay, then you turn the work. and the right side, the even numbered rowsin this section tells us to purl across all

of the stitches in this section. so this section is 8 stitches right now. did i say pick up and purl? if i did, i meantpick up and knit. or just knit across. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. then row 3 is slip 1, purl 6. what did i just do there? this is kind of good, because i just madea mistake here. iã­m pulling out these stitches i just did to figure out what i could havedone. two, four, six, eight.

slip one ã± what is going on? i think i seethis. the nice thing about this ã± when you makea mistake, your mistake is limited to whatever little section youã­re working on. so, if youã­re watching what youã­re doingwhen you go along, thereã­s no need to rip out inches and inches of work. letã­s try this again, slip 1. okay, the thing that i want to make a noteof here, all of the right side rows are telling you to knit everything in that section. but every time you come to a new right siderow, thereã­s going to be one stitch fewer.

thereã­s seven in here now after that knittwo together. and then, um, the next wrong side row iã­mgoing to work another decrease, so there will only be six. so do pay attention to your counter, and keepin mind how many stitches there are in that section that youã­re working so that you donã­taccidentally start working over here in this finished square. so that was tier 1. next up, weã­re goingto talk about tier 2. now weã­re going to go over how to work tier2 in the pattern. letã­s jump right into it. here we finished the base triangles and tier1, which is a left triangle, two center squares,

and the right triangle. let me hold that better. and, uh, weã­re left with one stitch fromthe right triangle. turn the work. that one stitch, i slipped it over on to thisneedle, itã­s actually supposed to be over here. iã­m sorry. [laughs] okay, so here is the stitch that i have leftover. weã­re going to pick up and knit now, 8 stitchesalong this edge here.

again, hereã­s my working yarn, hereã­s myone stitch left over, weã­re going to pick up and knit. and youã­ve already been picking up and purling,so picking up and knitting is actually an easier thing. when we do this, we count the one stitch thatwe have left here as the first stitch. and that only applies to this first square. so, to pick up and knit, you go in from thefront to the back under both legs of the v, wrap your needle and pull it through. under both legs of the v, from front to back.

let me double check this. two, four, six, eight. i picked up an extraone. two, four, six, eight. i probably didnã­tcount this one as my first stitch. now just like we did at the last tier, weã­regoing to secure things here at the bottom. iã­m going to slide that stitch from the leftneedle to the right, and then do an ssk. which is short for slip, slip, knit. iã­ll show you how that goes here really quickly.you put your needle in as if to knit in the first stitch, slip it over. put it in as ifto knit in the second stitch, slip it over. and then take the tip of your left needleand put it through the front of those two

stitches, wrap your needle and pull it through. and thatã­s a one stitch decrease. and if you need a more intense review of thessk, iã­ll give you a link right here. so that was row 1. we turn the work, row 2 is just a purl 8. row 3 is slip 1, knit 6. and then another ssk. slip, slip, knit andturn the work. and those are the only two rows you need toknow to work all three of these squares. youã­re going to pick up and knit along thesesides, and then work row 1 and row 2, keeping

track of what row youã­re on, of course, withyour counter. and so that tier actually goes pretty quickly. next up weã­re going to talk about doing thefinal tier triangles. if youã­ve made it this far in the scarf andyouã­re ready to work the final tier triangles, these triangles are going to be super easyfor you. youã­ve already done pretty much all of the techniques involved up to thispoint. letã­s take a look at these, anyway. here is my unblocked piece, and this wouldactually be huge if it was blocked. because iã­ve added an extra eight stitchesto this one. thereã­s an extra square here

in the middle if you can see that. but itã­s unblocked, so it ends up being justabout as wide as the blocked one. itã­s the exact same yarn in both. funny howdifferent it looks. okay for the final tier triangles you areset up here like this. and just like before weã­re going to pickup and knit 8 stitches along the selvedge edge. iã­m using a smaller sample here, but if youã­vemade it this far in the video, you are experienced at picking up and knitting by now! okay, and then like before, iã­m going toslip that stitch back over to the left needle

and ssk. and these rows, the wrong side rows are easy.weã­re just going to purl all the stitches in that section. and the stitches in the section are goingto get smaller with every right side row, because now iã­m going to start by knittingtwo together ã± whoops, i split that. knitting two together, third timeã– knit 5. ssk. and turn work.

and now there are seven stitches in this section. and thatã­s what i wanted to show you. and thereã­s one more technique i want toshow you. the very end of the final tier triangle thereã­ssomething called psso. weã­re not there yet, but iã­m going to usethis as an example to show you. row 15 of the pattern, if you want to takea look at that, it says slip 1, ssk, psso. okay? so iã­m going to slip one, you always slipas if to purl, ssk, and youã­re familiar with how to do that, and then iã­m going to passthe slipped stitch over.

thatã­s what psso stands for. take the stitch that you slipped, and passit over the other one like binding it off, and let go of it. iã­m going to undo that, because that doesnot go here in this section. it doesnã­t go here in the work right wherei am. i just wanted to make sure you understoodwhat psso stood for. i still have to finish this final trianglebefore i get down to row 15 to work that. anyway, thatã­s how to work the entrelac scarf. again, if you want your free copy of the pattern,itã­s available on frecklesandpurls.com, or

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