Thursday 02/20/2020, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Alternative Brioche: Knit One Below with Beth Whiteside
Brioche, Fisherman's rib, Shawl stitch, Oriental rib or whatever they are called, these fabrics are thick, fluffy, stretchy, and often wonderfully colorful to boot. Come explore the Knit-one-below method of working these stitch patterns! Learn the basic moves for both knit- and purl- one-below, the best cast-ons and bind-offs for this fabric, options for edge stitches, and how to read and work several stitch "k1b" stitch patterns. Gain an understanding of the stitch structure as you practice knitting and un-knitting k1b/p1b stitches, and learn other ways to fix mistakes. This alternative brioche option is a practical and valuable for your stitchmaking stockpile!
Note: Students should be able to long-tail cast-on, knit, purl, yarn over (yo), and bind off before taking this class.
__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
__50 yds each #4 weight yarn in two light or bright contrasting colors, A and B
__US 8 double-pointed needles or 24˝ circular needle
__H crochet hook
Holding A and B together and leaving short tails of each, make a slip knot; place on needle. Insert fingers between strands for long-tail cast-on with A over index and B over thumb; cast on 18 sts, excluding slip knot. Cut B. Knit 3 rows.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3 and 4:
Rep Rows 1 and 2 once.
Row 5: k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to end.
Row 6: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-6 once.
Leave yarn attached, set aside.