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Elise Duvekot
Elise Duvekot is a knitwear designer and author of the book Knit One Below – One Stitch, Many Fabrics, published by XRX Books. Elise’s enthusiasm for novel techniques led to the stitch patterns presented in this book. Her inspiration comes from geometrical patterns and from the many beautiful colors and yarns that have become available in recent years. As far as the style of her work is concerned, it can best be described as traditional in workmanship, while modern in color and design. She divides her time between the Old World (The Netherlands) and the New World (Canada). In addition to knitting strands of various yarns together as a designer, she knits words of various languages together as a translator. Knitting and translating both provide ideal environments in which to be creative and productive, combining the best of both worlds.


STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
610-3 Intermediate Columns of Color with Knit One Below Would you like to learn a completely new stitch pattern? In this introduction to the Knit-One-Below technique, you will knit two colors horizontally, one at a time, and yet you will create vertical stripes on one side and an interesting, very different pattern on the reverse side. Make swatches with differing selvedges for various purposes as well as bind-offs that match your cast-ons. This class will provide you with the skills you need to launch into a myriad of Knit-One-Below projects.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm     SOLD OUT
419-6 Easy How do your socks get striped with Knit One Below? Learn the Knit-One-Below technique as you make socks with stripes that are vertical rather than horizontal. The stretchy fabric hugs the foot, making it fit perfectly. Your sock will have an unusual heel and matching toe: all of these features add up to create a two-color sock that is a far cry from conventional socks.
Note: Must have experience making socks.
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am     SOLD OUT
611-3 Intermediate Columns of Cables with Knit One Below Do you love cables and want to break new ground? This class will introduce you to the Knit-One-Below technique and show how to incorporate a variety of two-color cables into a background of Knit One Below. These cables can be combined to form traveling stitches in multi-directional patterns that look like nothing you've seen before.
Note: Must have experience working cables.
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Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
644-3 Intermediate Weaving with Knit One Below 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.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
610-3 Intermediate Columns of Color with Knit One Below Would you like to learn a completely new stitch pattern? In this introduction to the Knit-One-Below technique, you will knit two colors horizontally, one at a time, and yet you will create vertical stripes on one side and an interesting, very different pattern on the reverse side. Make swatches with differing selvedges for various purposes as well as bind-offs that match your cast-ons. This class will provide you with the skills you need to launch into a myriad of Knit-One-Below projects.



STITCHES West 2012 ETC Classes
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Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC Intermediate The Ins and Outs of Knit One Below Knit One Below is an exciting way for knitters to combine colors, weights, fibers, and types of yarn into versatile fabrics. The technique alternates one simple action, working into the stitch one row below the stitch on the needle, with a knit or a purl. Elise opens up her bag of Knit-One-Below tricks and offers a sampling of techniques. You will create a bag of your own as you learn a variety of increases and decreases, incorporate cables and traveling stitches into multi-directional patterns, create no-sew seams, add ruffles, and practice working Knit One Below in circles. All of these skills can also be applied to other forms of knitting, providing you with useful tools to get creative and design your own projects. In the end, you will go home with a bag showcasing all that you have learned.



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