KN03 Knit One Below: Knitting Vertical Stripes with Harry Wells
Friday, May 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dining Hall
Knitting in the stitch below is a stitch technique for creating stunning vertical stripes, textural interest, checkered patterns, and embossed ribs. In this workshop, we will cover all of these variations and their characteristics, with participants learning and practicing the techniques. We will also cover a cast-on and a bind-off that accommodate the cushiony, wider stitches of the fabric. In the second half of the workshop, participants will begin knitting a two-color vertical-striped scarf or cowl (participant’s choice). Instructor provides and explains step by step worksheets for both projects. Proficiency Level: Advanced beginner. Bring to Class: Two balls of worsted-weight wool yarn in highly contrasting colors (one can be variegated), US size 6 double-pointed needles (7″ or 8″ length is best), US size 6 24-inch circular needle, stitch markers, scrap yarn (sport or DK weights are OK), Knit Chek or ruler, and completed homework. Homework: With US size 6 needles, work a 4″ x 4″ swatch in stockinette stitch in your project yarn (i.e., worsted weight). Wash and block the swatch to minimize curling of edges.
Class Fee: $100. Materials Fee: $5.
Harry Wells is passionate about teaching and knitting. In 2010, he retired from being a university professor to pursue knitting full time. His extensive experience in classroom presentation and course preparation makes for an organized and engaging learning experience. He manages the Northcoast Knittery, a destination yarn shop in Eureka, California, and enjoys designing, including publishing patterns in magazines and on Ravelry. His design aesthetic emphasizes texture and linear flow. He designs mainly with men in mind, but his accessories almost always end up being unisex in appeal.