Sing a song of entrelac

It’s finished! Introducing Athena, an entrelac neck warmer.

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This yarn really lends itself to entrelac. I did try four other patterns, but ended up having to come up with something on my own. I knew I didn’t want to knit a long scarf; time was of the essence. I thought about knitting an entrelac scarflet, but I’ve only knit entrelac in the round, and didn’t feel like learning a new trick in a hurry (it’s just learning about side triangles for flat entrelac, but a mood is a mood). My next thought was a hat, but I didn’t think the intended recipient would wear a hat. And it would be floppy. I went to bed thinking about it, and the next morning I woke up with this neck warmer idea springing from my head. And I love the name Athena for it.


I did have to start it three different times. The fun of designing is making all the mistakes for you, so you don’t have to! The pattern is available as a pdf download for $5 US through Ravelry. See the pattern page for more information.

Here’s Carole with her new neck warmer!

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13 responses to “Sing a song of entrelac

  1. it’s gorgeous – perfect for your yarn 🙂

  2. I love the way this turned out! It’s lovely. =)

  3. The enterlac looks great with that yarn.

  4. I love it, it’s so pretty! Entrelac is one of the things that I’m dying to learn after all of my Christmas gifts are finished. Right after those two sweaters I have queued up. Hmm…

  5. It’s gorgeous! I love how the variegated yarn works with the entralac pattern. This is one method that I’ve never been drawn to try – in my ignorance I think of it as fiddly and time-consuming, but as you spoke of time being of the essence with this project, maybe it’s not so bad!

  6. Perfect for that yarn! Carole is a lucky lady.

  7. Lovely. That would be the perfect pattern for me to learn rntrelac!

  8. Beautiful! Sometimes we are inspired to design something when what’s already out there simply won’t do. Well done!

  9. Very pretty! I have yet to try entrelac, but since I’ve got some Taos in my stash, this might be the kind of thing to try it on! 🙂

  10. Great looking cowl, the yarn you selected really looks great with this design. Kudos!

  11. That is so pretty!! Great design!