Vertical Stripes Galore with Knit One Below
A virtual class with Harry Wells
Oct 8, 2:00-4:00pm; Oct 15, 2:00-4:00pm; and Oct 16, 2:00-4:00pm CDT
Make vertical stripes in a thick, soft, supple fabric utilizing the Knit One Below Technique. How to accomplish the technique in both flat knitting and in the round, increases/decreases that maintain the stripes, and various cable effects will be covered and practiced in a hat project.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
Knitting in the Stitch below can produce a variety of effects, including creating stunning vertical stripes with a thick, soft, supple fabric while working with only one color per row or round. In this workshop, we will cover and practice the K1B technique to make vertical stripes with both flat knitting and knitting in the round. Experimentation with variegated colors and textured yarns can add further interest and pizzazz. Suitable cast-ons and bind-offs for this soft, expanded fabric with be covered, as well as tips for attractive edges and how to properly seam, how to increase and decrease while maintaining stripes, and how to accomplish some cable designs. Participants will practice these techniques in hat projects, a scarf, or simply swatches as homework in the week between sessions.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Participants must be able to accomplish long-tail cast-on and work knit, purl, K2 tog, and SSK without assistance.
• Two balls (25 grams each) of worsted-weight wool yarn in contrasting colors. One may be variegated if desired, with the contrasting color being totally different from any colors in the variegated yarn
• DPNs US 6 (4mm) (7” or 8” best) or 16″ circular to practice technique in class
• Bring another ball of worsted-weight yarn (10 grams)
• US 6 (4mm) needles to practice cast-ons
• One US 4 (3.5mm) needle
• Two balls (50 grams each) of worsted-weight wool or wool blend in contrasting colors
• US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle
• US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needle
• DPNs US 5 (3.75mm)
Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Crochet hooks of various sizes
• A fingering-weight yarn, a textured yarn/novelty yarn, a flat yarn, a yarn with metallic element
Moderate pre-class work required.