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Vertical Stripes with Knit One Below


Price includes 2 hours of class.

With Harry Wells

Jan 7, 4:00-6:00pm CST

Learn the Knit One Below technique to create the column stitch — vertical stripes in 2 colors. Harry will show suitable cast-ons and bind- offs that enhance this expanded, supple fabric

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Knitting-in-the-stitch-below can produce a variety of effects, including stunning vertical stripes in a thick, soft, supple fabric while working with only one color per row or round. In this class, we cover and practice the K1-Below technique to create the column stitch in both flat and knit-in-the-round fabrics. The column stitch is a knit fabric of vertical stripes created by alternating the two colors in rows.

Experiment with variegated colors and textured yarns for added interest and pizzazz. Suitable cast-ons and bind-offs will be taught, as well as tips for maintaining and creating attractive selvage edges.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Participants must be able to accomplish basic long-tail cast-on and work knit, purl, K2 tog, and SSK without assistance.

Supply List
• 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
• Also US 4/3.5mm (US 3 or 5/3.25 or 3.75mm can be substituted for US 4).
Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
• A fingering-weight yarn
• A textured yarn/novelty yarn, a flat yarn
• A yarn with metallic element.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Liz D.
Take this class!

This is such a fun technique. Harry shows an expertise in this knitting below technique. As soon as class was over I cast on my cowl. Love it!

Karen P.
Knit one below

Wonderful class. Instructor was thoroughly prepared and had multiple samples to illustrate the technique. Highly recommend the class and instructor.