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CHIX Mtg – Knit One Below
March 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
If you like brioche stitch, the knit-one-below stitch (K1B) achieves a similar effect but involves no yarn overs, burps or barks. All you need to know is how to knit and purl. You can create a dense brioche-like texture with a single color or columns of 2-colors in stockinette.
For the first sample, you will need a worsted or bulky yarn and a set of needles size 8 or above (either straight or circular needles). Cast on 13 stitches and knit 2 rows of garter stitch then a row of K1P1 ribbing. You will begin and end with a knit stitch. Leave the knitting on your needle.
For the second sample you must have either a circular needle or double points because you will slide your work and work a second row before turning the needle. The pattern will be worked in four rows: 2 on the RS then 2 on the WS. You should bring 2 contrasting colors of yarn.
With color A, cast on 13 stitches loosely, preferably using a long tail cast on. Without turning the needle, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle, join color B at the beginning of the cast on stitches and purl across the row. Both A and B yarns will now be at the same end of the needle.