Vertical Stripes and More!: Knit One Below

Harry Wells

Friday All Day

Want amazing looking colorwork without the hassle of stranding or working with multiple colors in a row? You can have it with the Knit One Below technique. It requires knitting with only one color per row. Our focus will be on making vertical stripes easily as we follow step-by-step instructions, but several textured and checkered K1B stitches will also be covered. We'll start with simple swatches and continue with hands-on work to begin knitting a hemmed cowl or scarf (flat or tubular).

Skill Level: Participants must be able to cast on (long tail cast-on preferable) and work knit, purl, K2 tog, and SSK without assistance, and be able to knit in the round on a circular needle

Material Fee: $3

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Student Supplies: Three balls (100 grams each) of worsted weight wool yarn in highly contrasting colors—one may be variegated; 4mm/US 6 double point needles (7” or 8” is best) and 4mm/US 6, 24” circular needles; straight needles in same size; waste yarn that is sport or fingering weight or DMC perle cotton, Knit Check or ruler

Homework: Work a stockinette swatch, approximately 4”x 4” in one of the worsted wt yarns under Supplies. Block swatch.