Be prepared to be inspired by this unique stitch that puts texture and color into your knitting. Much like a bas-relief sculptural technique for knitters, the result is an exciting, yet subtle and elegant, surface texture when it is worked in one color, bold and arresting when worked in two or more. In class you will make a reference sample to learn the basic technique and its variations as well as explore how and where to use it to enhance your handknits.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, chart reading, easy colorwork, basic understanding of the structure of knitted fabric, comfortable with basic stitch manipulations such as slipping, twisting, knitting through the back of the loop
During class we’ll be making two small samples. Using the materials and needles noted below, please set up each of these samples.
Sample 1: using either of the colors and the larger needle, cast on 17 sts; change to the smaller needle and work 4 rows of garter stitch. Do not cut the yarn.
Sample 2: using the darker of the two colors and the larger needles, cast on 16 stitches; change to the smaller needle and work 2 rows in garter stitch. Attach the lighter color and work 2 more rows in garter stitch. Do no cut the yarns.
Please have these two samples with the attached yarn and needles with you in class.
Approximately 30 yards each of two easy-to-read, contrasting colors of a smooth light sport weight yarn; the needles needed to get gauge with this yarn and needles two sizes larger than the gauge needle.