Corrugated Ribbing (NEW!)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tips & Techniques
Take the next step in stranded colorwork. Corrugated ribbing, as seen on the edges (cuffs, collars, and bottoms) of many traditional Shetland garments and contemporary knits, involves changing between knit and purl stitches. It is a beautiful way to add colored vertical stripes to the existing vertical stripes of your ribbing. The addition of a second color to ribbing removes the reversibility of a standard rib (due to the floats) which can, counterintuitively for a rib, easily cause the edges to roll. This leaves the knitter with plenty to consider! This class will add to (or begin) your knowledge of corrugated ribbing and help you avoid the pitfalls of it, allowing you to add this visually striking technique to your knitting arsenal with confidence. Anna is a huge fan of this approach to ribbing, and you will find it in an ever-growing number of her patterns, such as the Sólja Sweater, Signal Hat, and Visser Sweater.
- casting on and off for corrugated rib
- avoiding the pitfalls of corrugated rib with tension and needle size
- approaches to changing between colors
- managing floats
- choosing colors
- swatching in the round
Technique requirements: Must be totally comfortable knitting stranded colorwork in the round and understand the terminology. Must be confident working small circumferences in the round in the manner of your choosing (for example using DPNs or the magic-loop method).
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):