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…
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.
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