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Vertical Stripes with Knit One Below


Price includes 2 hours of class.

A virtual class with Harry Wells

Sept 9, 2:00–4:00pm CDT

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 4 weeks following the event.

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Knitting in the stitch below can produce a variety of effects, including creating 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 K1B technique to create the column stitch in both flat and knit-in the-round fabrics. The column stitch is vertical stripes created by alternating the two color 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 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
• US 6 (4mm) DPNs  (7” or 8” best) or 16” circular to practice technique in class
• Another (10 grams) ball of worsted-weight yarn
• US 6 (4mm) needles to practice cast-ons
• US 4 (3.5mm) needles NOTE: 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

Optional limited pre-class work required.

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Awesome instructor, fun technique

Harry is a polished instructor who creates a captivating classroom experience. Already reviewing my stash for the best yarn for the patterns he shared.

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.