Sunday 02/23/2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 02/23/2020, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Vertical Stripes! K1 Below Cowl Project with Harry Wells
Knitting in the Stitch below can produce a variety of effects, including creating stunning vertical stripes with a thick, soft, supple fabric while knitting with only one color per row or round. In this class, we will cover and practice the K1B technique to create the column stitch with both flat knitting and knitting in the round. The column stitch becomes vertical stripes when using two colors. Participants will work on creating a two-color vertical striped cowl with a picot hem. Completing homework in advance will allow participants to move directly to completing the hem and practicing the stripes in the cowl in class. The instructor guides students through a step by step worksheet that can be used for planning future cowls with various weight yarns.
Note: 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 work in the round on circular needles.
__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
__Two balls (100 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. One of these balls will be used to begin the homework and the other one will be the second color in the cowl.
__4 mm/US 6, 24” circular needle (or size to obtain gauge for homework)
__Two smaller balls (25 grams each) of worsted weight yarn of contrasting colors
__DPNs 4mm/US Size 6 (7” or 8” best) to practice technique in class
__Another smaller size dpn (size 2, 3, or 4)
__Knit Check or ruler
Gauge over stockinette st is 5.5 sts = 1” in your worsted weight working yarn.
With waste yarn (dk or sport wt), CO 132 sts with 24” needle, Size 6, or whatever size needed to meet gauge.
Join in the round without twisting sts around needle and place beginning of rd marker.
Knit one rd in waste yarn. Cut waste yarn, leaving 6 inch tail.
Join your working yarn, using the color you want for the lower edge (picot hem) of your cowl.
Knit ten rds.
Next rd: *K2tog, yo, repeat from * to end
Knit ten rds.
Leave sts on needle with working yarn attached and bring to class.