In this class students will start a stacked stitch project and learn this exciting technique in a way tailored to fit the mindset of a lace or stranded colorwork knitter. Stacked stitches are a type of increase and decrease used to create vertical movement within a row and extreme, wavy stripes without stranding on the wrong side of the piece or the use of other, traditional colorwork methods. After an introduction to the basic principles of this technique, we will cast on a scarf or swatch and discover how each row of stitches fits together to form a flat fabric. We will learn how to move markers, keep track of stitch count, and fix mistakes in a stack pattern. We will also learn to weave in ends at the end of each color stripe to save time during finishing.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; beginner lace; chart reading; easy colorwork
Supplies for Class:
Worsted-weight scrap yarn in multiple colors, and 3+ colors of fingering-weight yarn for those who want to start the scarf project, circular needles with a flexible cord in a corresponding size to your yarn and a few adjacent sizes (metal or plastic needles are strongly recommended), stitch markers. Optional materials: scratch paper, highlighter tape, and a digital row counter. Patterns are provided by the instructor.