2-color fisherman’s rib gives you the same fabric and look as brioche knitting without being as intimidating to work. This class is based around making 2 headbands, one knit flat and one knit in the round so both methods of knitting fisherman’s rib in two colours will be taught. As well as this, methods on how to work, increases, decreases and some simple cables in pattern will also be covered in this class. So the idea is by the end of this class not only will the students be able to complete the headbands that we started in class but they will also have the skills to go away and work on larger & more complex projects.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; have knit a few accessories
In the Round Sample: Using 4mm needles, cast on 36sts and join to work in the round (you can do magic loop or use DPNs for this, whatever is easier for you to do small circumference knitting), knit approx. 3 rounds of K1, P1 ribbing. Do not cut your yarn.
Flat Sample: Using 4mm needles cast on 21sts and work approx. 3 rows of P1, K1 ribbing. Do not cut your yarn.
2 colors of a worsted-weight or DK-weight yarn, preferably in high contrast. 2 sets of 4mm (US6) for worsted weight or 2 sets of 3.5mm (US4) for DK-weight yarn. Cable needle (optional as we will cover how to cable without one as well in class). Pen, notebook, tapestry needle, scissors.