Minerva Entrelac Cowl

Michele Lee Bernstein

Friday AM

Minerva is an entrelac cowl or scarf, knit flat. 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 by knitting from the short edge! 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. Choose your length: short or long cowl, or long scarf.

Skill level: Early intermediate. Skills learned in this class: Entrelac, picking up stitches, knitting backwards without turning your work (if desired).

Material Fee: $4 for discounted Minerva pattern

Minerva cowls

Student Supplies: 100 (200)g/200 (400) yards of worsted weight yarn for short (long) cowl with a long, slow color change. Noro is a good example. 24 inch US size 8 (5.0 mm) circular needle, or size that gives you a fabric you like.

Homework:  Cast on 24 sts using long tail cast on, purl 1 row. If you know you want a cowl, you could use a provisional cast on that can be unpicked later, but long tail can also work.