Knit One Below: One Stitch, Many Fabrics

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Overview

The bright idea behind this guide is to build an entire collection around one simple stitch that creates many intriguing effects. Shown in knitting instructions as "k1b" (knit 1 below), the technique involves knitting into the stitch one row below the stitch on the needle with either a knit or a purl stitch. The result is an easy-to-knit fabric with wonderful drape and flexibility that looks equally good on both sides. The color effects possible are also impressive: by alternating two or more colors, weights, or ...

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Overview

The bright idea behind this guide is to build an entire collection around one simple stitch that creates many intriguing effects. Shown in knitting instructions as "k1b" (knit 1 below), the technique involves knitting into the stitch one row below the stitch on the needle with either a knit or a purl stitch. The result is an easy-to-knit fabric with wonderful drape and flexibility that looks equally good on both sides. The color effects possible are also impressive: by alternating two or more colors, weights, or fibers, flattering vertical columns appear on one side of the fabric and a mottled pattern shows on the other. Making the most of this double-sided characteristic, the projects include afghans, scarves, bags, jackets with turned-back lapels, and hats with turned-up brims, all constructed from simple shapes and requiring minimal finishing. Several designs go beyond the basic stitch by adding cables, felting, and intarsia designs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933064130
  • Publisher: Xrx Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 583,064
  • Product dimensions: 9.46 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Elise Duvekot is a translator and a knitwear designer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, and the Netherlands.

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  • Posted March 21, 2009

    Challenge to Knitters

    I love XrX Books; I think they have the absolutely BEST knitting books on the market. I think they should be in every serious knitter's library.

    This one, Knit One Below, is not for the faint of heart or the beginning knitter. One definitely has to be at an intermediate or experienced level. I don't discourage anyone from buying it; you can certainly work toward the skills needed to complete these beautiful patterns. It might be scary, but remember one stitch at a time completes any project.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    A wonderful new technique

    It is true that this method takes twice as long to do because you are working each row twice, once with each color yarn. It is worth the extra time because the results are beautiful.

    It takes a little time to learn the technique, but once it is learned, it is very easy to do.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2009

    The directions were useless for the most part. Took twice as long to complete.

    I found this book almost impossible to use. I ended up knitting the socks using intrasa method. This method is terribly time consuming. I should take the book back to the store and get my money bank.

    From: an experienced knitter.

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