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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 22 January 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218654
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 210x277 mm
  • Illustrations: 105
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99
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Entrelac Knitting


Textured, diamond-pattern designs with 40 stunning projects by Mette Hovden (Author)

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Book Description

Norwegian knitwear designers Heidi Eikeland and Mette Hovden have collaborated to present a thorough, step-by-step introduction to entrelac knitting; a technique in which the fabric is formed by knitting textured, diamond-shaped blocks. It creates an almost woven appearance unlike any other - and now it’s easier than ever to master! With a selection of eye-catching, contemporary garments for men, women and children, including gorgeously-patterned multicolour designs and elegant single-colour designs, there is a 'comprehensive techniques' section to get you started.

You can work an entrelac design as a stunning embellishment across a sweater yoke or around the cuff of a mitten, or turn an entire garment into a dazzling work of art!

Table of Contents

Preface 4
Our history 7
A little history 8


Knitting in general 17
Knitting gauge 17
Increasing and decreasing 17
Yarnover 18
Tools 18
Abbreviations 18







Acknowledgments 142
Resources 144
The last word 145



Another pattern book concentrating on a single technique from two Norwegian designer sisters. Mette and Heidi have written their book 'because the interest in entrelac has grown enormously, because there are few patterns for it [and] because it is and old technique on the way to being forgotten.'

Entrelac blocks are geometric shapes with a set height and width and 'the Norwegian variation is special because the ride side is always facing the knitter.' The principles of the technique are clearly laid out.

The patterns start with a headband and hat, scarf, wrist warmer set designed for beginners, and are then organised into various categories covering accessories, knits for children, women and men, and finally furnishings with pillow covers and a throw. Each pattern has been assigned a skill rating with written instructions and a few schematics covering either different garment sizes, special shaping or direction of working. Some of the patterns show the effect of using entrelac for the complete item, others use it as a design feature or embellishment.

This book is well written, clearly laid out with good photographs; the accessories and garments are well chose and colourful. It provides 'a thorough, step-by-step instruction to the technique.'


What a fantastic book, loads of projects that a beginner could do, clear instructions and good projects. We're all sorted for winter jumpers now.


I have been an avid knitter for 50+ years and especially love Fair Isle and Lacy patterns. Entrelac Knitting is completely new to me and I couldn't wait to find out more!

This book is beautifully presented with clear instructions and colourful photos of finished projects in stunning locations. It contains 40 projects from a simple headband, to intricate pullovers, preceded by detailed step-by-step Entrelac techniques. I for one cannot wait to make a start!

Let's Knit

Expand your skill set with this comprehensive introduction to entrelac knitting. With 40 stunning projects to explore, you will be spoilt for choice. Not only are there designs suited to men, women and children, there is also an informative techniques section that will help keep your knitting on track. Before long you will be an expert at creating these iconic diamond designs.


What an amazing book, loads of projects that a beginner could tackle, clear instructions I just need to go and buy yarn to get started.

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