Elise Duvekot’s 10-year exploration of Knit One Below
started with a challenge: how to re-stack a stacking yarn in a sock. The
solution has evolved into the range of fabrics and garment designs that fill
this book. Her esthetic combines a modern sense of color, design, and
practicality with an Old World respect for craftsmanship.
The book introduces a new and exciting way for knitters to
combine colors, weights, fibers, and types of yarn into versatile fabrics. The
One Stitch is K1B, knit into the stitch below, (or P1B, purl into the stitch
below). The Many Fabrics range from the basic 2-stitch, 2-row repeat worked in
a single yarn to Elise’s initial inspiration—the Column Pattern, made using 2
colors, but in alternating rows, so only 1 per row. This 2-stitch, 4-row repeat
produces 1-stitch vertical stripes in a fabric that is much more pliable than
stripes worked in either stranded or slip-stitch knitting. Free shipping for U.S. addresses.
The choices continue into cables, intarsia, and knit-purl combinations incorporating the Knit One Below fabric. The K1B patterns can be worked back and forth or in the round. With non-rob edges that require no borders and require no borders and require minimal finishing, the 35 projects ranging from sweaters and shawls to socks and accessories are easy to intermediate knits.