Entrelac in the round is no scarier than working entrelac flat; in fact, you get off easy without having to do any of the side triangles, so there are fewer techniques to remember. Although the end result is a seamless tube, when worked in the round the individual rows of blocks are worked back and forth, just as in flat entrelac. The key difference is that the first block of each round is worked in a different way -- that is all.
First Row of Rectangles (RS to begin, the rest WS):
- See Sarah White's tutorial on working the purl rectangles. Break main color and begin working in contrasting color.
- On the right side of the work, pick up and knit 6 stitches along the selvedge edge lying between your two needles, working from the bottom to the top (right to left) of the triangle. Turn work.
- Row 1 (wrong side): P5, p2tog, turn.
- Row 2: K5, slip 1 purlwise, turn.
- Row 3: P5, p2tog, turn.
- Rows 4-11: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 four times. All stitches from base triangle have been decreased and incorporated into new block. Do not turn.
- Work the rectangles for the rest of this row as for flat entrelac, picking up stitches from top to bottom of the triangle between the needles, with wrong side facing, as follows.
- On the wrong side, pick up and purl 6 stitches along the selvedge edge of base triangle lying between the two needles, working from the top to the bottom of the triangle. Turn work.
- Row 1 (right side): K5, slip 1 purlwise, turn.
- Row 2: P5, p2tog, turn.
- Rows 3-12: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 five times, but do not turn work after Row 12. All stitches from base triangle have been decreased and incorporated into new block. Do not turn.
- Work the rectangles for the rest of this row in the same way as for Step 4.
- Change to main color at the end of the row; do not turn work.