Minerva Entrelac Cowl or Scarf

Minerva is an entrelac cowl or scarf, knit flat. She’s a twist on my Athena Cowl, which is knit in the round. Why knit a round cowl flat? To learn all the elements you need to know for any entrelac project, and to avoid a huge game of yarn chicken on a long scarf or loop cowl knit lengthwise! Entrelac looks like it’s woven, but it’s just a lot of squares and triangles, knit one at a time. You’ll want to knit just one more square…

Knit to the length you like!

Minerva is knit with 200 to 400 yards of a slow color changing heavy worsted weight yarn. I’ve used Knit Picks Chroma Worsted, and Noro Silk Garden. I’m also planning to knit one in DK weight, which would be a bit narrower.

Knit Picks Chroma Worsted, one 100g/200 yard ball, steam blocked.

Knit Picks Chroma Worsted, one 100g/200 yard ball, wet blocked.

Noro Silk Garden, 2.3 50g/100m balls, steam blocked.

This pattern is available as a pdf file through Ravelry.com; the pattern page is here. Pay is through PayPal and it’s an automatic download. Just click the ”buy now” button and you’ll be guided through the process.

This pattern is also available through my Payhip store, here.

Thank you!

entrelac knitting

Update: Here’s a version with a DK gradient ball. I love the way the squares shade into one another!