Day 31: How to Knit the Entrelac I Stitch {31 Days of Knitting Series}

Phew! Finally. Today’s stitch is the last stitch of our August 31 days of knitting series! I’m so thrilled to be finished with this series, mostly because I can now move on to my next 31 days of knitting series, which will be starting October 1st! Why so soon? Well, I’ve decided to increase how often I do the series to 4 times per year. When looking at the best time to do the series (as they are extremely time consuming), I decided it would be best to avoid November and December, since I usually take a lot of time off during those months. So the series will be moving from March and August to January, April, July, & October for the year of 2016. And because I’m so excited to get working on another one, I decided to go ahead and do one for October 2015 as well.

Also, today’s stitch is a little bit of a special stitch. It’s been highly requested, so I couldn’t be happier to be able to provide a video tutorial on doing this stitch on the loom. It’s really pretty easy. In the tutorial I show you 2 ways of moving the stitches around, so do whichever one you prefer. This stitch is titled “Entrelac I” because it is the first of many versions of this stitch I can’t wait to share with you! The second version of the stitch (which will be demonstrated on the Kiss Loom, will be coming out with the October Series)
How to Knit the Entrelac Stitch for the Loom | Vintage Storehouse & Co.

HOW TO KNIT THE ENTRELAC I STITCH {FOR THE LOOM}

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MATERIALS USED IN THIS VIDEO:

Knitting Loom: All In One Loom by Knitting Board 

Knitting Tools: We are using the knitting tool that comes with the KB Loom, but the tool that comes with your loom usually works best!

Ball of Yarn: We are using Noro Silk Garden in the color “391”

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS & CHART:

  • Cast On: In Multiples of 8 + 16

Base Triangles

  • Row 1: K1, turn
  • Row 2: Knit
  • Row 3: Sl 1, K1, turn
  • Row 4: Knit
  • Row 5: Sl 1, K2, turn
  • Row 6: Knit
  • Row 7: Sl 1, K3, turn
  • Row 8: Knit
  • Row 9: Sl 1, K4, turn
  • Row 10: Knit
  • Row 11: Sl 1, K5, turn
  • Row 12: Knit
  • Row 13: Sl 1, K6, turn
  • Row 14: Knit
  • Row 15: Sl 1, K7, turn
  • Repeat from * to end of row.

Tier 1 (Consists of a Left Triangle, the Middle Squares, and a Right Triangle.

  • Right Side Triangle:
    • Row 1: P1, turn
    • Row 2: KFB, turn
    • Row 3: P1, SSK, turn
    • Row 4: K1, M1, K1, turn
    • Row 5: P1, K1, SSK, turn
    • Row 6: K2, M1, K1, turn
    • Row 7: P1, K2, SSK, turn
    • Row 8: K3, M1, K1, turn
    • Row 9: P1, K3, SSK, turn
    • Row 10: K4, M1, K1, turn
    • Row 11: P1, K4, SSK, turn
    • Row 12: K5, M1, K1, turn
    • Row 13: P1, K5, SSK, turn
    • Row 14: K6, M1, K1, turn
    • Row 15: P1, K6, SSK, do not turn (8 stitches in left triangle) work the middle squares as follows:
  • Middle Squares:
    • Row 1: Pick up and knit 8 stitches along the edge of the next triangle or square. SSK with the last stitch picked up and the following stitch from the next triangle.
    • Row 2: K8, turn
    • Row 3: Sl 1, K6, SSK, turn
    • Rows 4-15: Repeat last 2 rows six more times. At the end of row 15 do not turn.
    • Repeat Rows 1-15 until you have no more stitches left on your loom to attach to.
  • Left Side Triangle.
    • Row 1: Pick up and purl 8 stitches along the edge of the last triangle or square, turn
    • Row 2 (and all even numbered rows) Knit to the end of the stitches in this section.
    • Row 3: Sl 1, K5, SSP, turn
    • Row 5: Sl 1, K4, SSP, turn
    • Row 7: Sl 1, K3, SSP, turn
    • Row 9: Sl 1, K2, SSP, turn
    • Row 11: Sl 1, K1, SSP, turn
    • Row 13: Sl 1, SSP, turn
    • Row 15: SSP, the remaining stitch will be counted as the first stitch picked up for the first square in the next tier.

Tier 2 (Consists of only Middle Squares)

  • Row 1: Pick up and knit 8 stitches from the edge of the next square of triangle. (for the first stitch only – the remaining stitch will count as the first picked up stitch). K2Tog with the last picked up stitch and the following stitch from the next square.
  • Row 2: K8, turn
  • Row 3: Sl 1, K6, K2Tog, turn
  • Rows 4-15: Repeat the last 2 rows 6 more times. At the end of row 15 do not turn.

Work tiers 1 and 2 until the desired length is reached, ending on tier 1. Then work the final tier triangles as follows:

Final Tier Triangles

  • Row 1: Pick up and knit 8 stitches along the edge of next square or triangle (the stitch remaining from previous section counts as the first stitch). K2Tog with the last picked up stitch and the following stitch from the next square.
  • Row 2 (and all even numbered rows) Knit all the way across to the end of the stitches in that section.
  • Row 3: K2Tog, K5, SSK, turn
  • Row 5: K2Tog, K4, SSK, turn
  • Row 7: K2Tog, K3, SSK, turn
  • Row 9: K2Tog, K2, SSK, turn
  • Row 11: K2Tog, K1, SSK, turn
  • Row 13: K2Tog, SSK, turn
  • Row 15: Sl 1, SSK, PSSO, do not turn. The remaining stitch will count as the first stitch picked up for the remaining triangles.

Work the remaining triangles this way. When all triangles have been worked, fasten off the last stitch.

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  • Raelyn

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! For doing an Entrelac tutorial. I’m one of the people that asked for it. I can’t wait for the video to upload. I’m also, very excited about your upcoming tutorial series. Is there a reason why none of the videos since the Garden Path Cable have uploaded? I’ve truly been disappointed, that the videos haven’t uploaded. I’ve left comments on several days of this series, for various reasons. But you have not responded to any of them. During the series in March you were so, good about responding. I do not mean to be negative, I’m just curious. I’m also, wondering if I’m the only one the videos haven’t uploaded for. I’d think more people would leave comments if they weren’t able to see most of this months tutorials. If you need any help with the upcoming series I’d absolutely love to help you. You can see some samples of my loom knitting on Ravelry. You’d have to scroll down the whole page though. Because when I make multiples of a pattern I don’t post duplicate photos. My Ravelry username is AlettaJohnson. Thank you for taking the time & effort to do these series. It’s appreciated more than you’ll ever know. I can’t wait for October!

    • http://www.vintagestorehouse.com Kelsey @ Vintage Storehouse &

      Hi Raelyn,

      I just wanted to let you know that I am experiencing some technical issues with the comments on the site right now. They are being looked into, but my replies to your comments are not showing unless I login as an outside user. Hopefully it will be corrected soon.

      Thanks,

      Kelsey

    • http://www.vintagestorehouse.com Kelsey @ Vintage Storehouse &

      Hi Raelyn,

      I am not purposefully ignoring your comments. I was out of town this last weekend and haven’t been able to get on my computer to respond/ fix any issues you’ve pointed out. Sometimes it can take a few days for me to respond – as I am not always at my computer and some days I spend the entire day just sitting around knitting samples. I will always try to get back to comments as quickly as possible.

      As for the videos – you are not the only one who can’t see the videos. I am still working on getting them all uploaded. It takes a lot of time to edit videos and to upload them online. I am hoping that the remaining videos will be uploaded by the end of this week. Fingers Crossed!

  • michaelmybeloved

    I wondered about the videos myself. Sorry you’ve had technical issues.

    But…. hang on….. FOUR series per year!??? Is it CHRISTMAS or WHAT!!! WAHOO!!

    I’m a wee bit excited.

    I’m like an addict, ready to OD on more stitch patterns.

    Speaking of which, awhile back (the last series, maybe, or this series – can’t remember) you inquired about any stitch patterns that people might be interested in. I left a number of suggestions. So, food for thought for your next series. Hint, hint. LOL! 😉

  • Raelyn

    Hi Kelsey,
    I didn’t think you were purposely ingoring my comments. I just thought maybe you weren’t seeing them. Thank you, for responding. I completely understand technical problems, and being busy. I do realize you do have a life & business outside of loom knitting. I didn’t mean to be negative towards you in anyway. I’m unable to work because of several chronic health issues. I loom knit so, I don’t lose my mind. If you ever think of a way you could use my help, I’d be more than happy to help you. Thank you again for replying, and taking the time to do these series.

  • Heather Riding

    I’m so excited I have been looking for a video tutorial of this for weeks now. Even though I understand the pattern i find that following a video for the first time makes it so much easier. I was watching your other videos especially the ones on cables you make it look so easy. And I was wondering do you find that the looms with the extra pins behind are easier to do cables on. I followed along with one of your video tutorials but don’t have the same type of loom mine is a peg loom that i can adapt with peg sizes and lengths. I found it very hard to move the stitches for the cable and twits, and am beginning to think I will have to request a loom for Christmas that I can do just cables on. Thus said all your tutorials have opened a hole new world of learning for me so thank you for taking the time to make and post them.

    Heather

    • Kelsey Elaine

      Hi Heather,

      You can absolutely do cables on any type of loom, but it does require a little creativity. The Kiss looms are (in my opinion) the easiest to work cables on, and that’s why the majority of my cable videos are done on their looms. Try giving yourself a bit more slack when you work on your loom. I find I am a very tight knitter, which isn’t a problem with the Kiss Looms, but becomes an issue when working with other looms like the all-in-one loom. You’ll notice when I work on the All-In-One, I pull each stitch out after I knit it to loosen up the fabric while I’m working.

  • Heather Riding

    Hi
    I was wondering if you could share how you made your stitch holders that are in your video. My son’s girlfriend said she would make me some for my birthday if I send her a link.

    Thanks so much

    • Kelsey Elaine

      Hi Heather!

      I have had every intention of sharing a video on how to make these stitch holders ever since the very beginning of my knitting video series and I just haven’t gotten around to it. I actually have gotten sick, so I haven’t been working on the blog as much the last few months, and I expect that to continue until the beginning of this year. But I will put a big announcement on my FB page when I do finally get around to it! It’s really pretty simple – they are just beads and necklace clasps.