Knit One Below introduces a new and exciting way for knitters to combine colors, weights, fibers and types of yarn into wonderfully flexible fabrics. The technique alternates one simple action, knitting into the stitch one row below the stitch on the needle, with either the basic knit or purl stitch. When worked in alternate rows of two colors or two yarns, columns of color appear on one side of the fabric, and a mysterious integrated mix on the other.
A strong group of projects for the entire family spotlights this technique. The shapes are simple, the finishing minimal, and the fabrics versatile. Although many are easy enough for new knitters, several projects go beyond the basic stitch, adding cables, felting for bags, working color in intarsia fashion, and swirling the columns into socks and hats. In addition to her clean, European sense of design, Elise brings solid knitting skills to find just the right way to seam a shoulder or add a closure. The innovative details hold the interest of even experienced knitters.
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Elise Duvekot learned to knit from her Dutch mother, and knitting has become her passionate pursuit. Her enthusiasm for novel techniques led to development of the new stitch patterns in Knit One Below. Elise brings to her work an Old World respect for workmanship and a modern sense of color and design. She also works as a translator, dividing her time between Canada and The Netherlands and seeking out the fiber community wherever she goes.
Knit One Below is a collection of over 40 designs with the information knitters need to use the stitch successfully in their own designs. New stitch patterns for the knitter to sample and apply are found in the K1b Stitch Glossary. The k1b stitch mixes colors in an easy, one-color-per-row way that keeps it accessible to all knitters, even beginners Yarns of different weights and types can be used together - expensive novelty with a basic or a group of stash yarns The fabric is attractive on both the "right" and "wrong" side, making it ideal for reversibles: scarves, afghans, lapels on jackets, and brims on hats