Saturday 02/25/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Weaving with Knit One Below with Elise Duvekot
Make a rectangular piece of fabric with the Knit One Below stitch pattern and then add color and texture by weaving a few special yarns from your stash to make a pillow top, a scarf, a tote bag, or a miniature blanket. You name it, you can make it.
Two or more smooth yarns in highly contrasting, solid colors as well as additional smooth, decorative and colorful yarns, double-pointed or circular needles in size appropriate for the yarn, long tapestry needle for weaving.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Option #1: Make a Knit One Below swatch in two highly contrasting, solid colors over 15 stitches (for instructions, see XRX download “Inside-Outside Scarf” http://www.knittinguniverse.com/community/downloads/?download_search_316=inside). The Knit One Below Column Pattern in alternating colors will serve as the base for your weaving. Work for about 15" (or more) and bind off loosely as indicated.
Option #2: If you would like to take this class but do not feel comfortable working the Knit One Below stitch pattern, you can simply make a striped garter stitch swatch in two highly contrasting, solid colors. The garter ridges in alternating colors will serve as the base for your weaving. With Color B, cast on about 60 stitches (or more), turn and knit one row.
Row 1 (RS) With A, knit all stitches, turn.
Row 2 (WS) With A, knit all stitches, turn.
Row 3 (RS) With B, knit all stitches, turn.
Row 4 (WS) With B, knit all stitches, turn.
Work these four rows for about 5”. Bind off loosely.