Corrugated ribbing is a beautiful way to add colored vertical stripes to the existing vertical stripes of your ribbing. You can see it used on the edges (cuffs, collars, and bottoms) of many traditional Shetland garments. Anna is a huge fan of this approach to ribbing, and you will find it in a growing number of her patterns, such as the Sólja Sweater, Signal Hat and Visser Sweater. It involves doing stranded colourwork while changing between knit and purl stitches. The addition of a second colour removes the reversibility of a standard rib (due to the floats) which can, counterintuitively for a rib, easily cause the edges to roll, leaving 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.
- casting on and off for corrugated rib
- avoiding the pitfalls of corrugated rib with tension and needle size
- approaches to changing between colors
- choosing colors
Technique requirements: Suitable for knitters who have experience knitting stranded colorwork in the round
Supplies for Class:
• DK/worsted-weight yarn in 2 contrasting, but harmonious, colors. At least 50g of each. You can substitute the DK/light worsted for 4ply/fingering weight yarn, in which case bring a range of corresponding needle sizes based on the yarn’s weight. • US 8/5mm DPNs or circular needles long enough for magic loop (depending on personal preference and existing knowledge—aka it’s not a good time to try magic loop for the first time!). • It is also useful to have the following needles sizes, to apply the advice given in class: US 6/4mm, US 7/4.5mm, US 9/5.5mm, US 10/6mm