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Knit One Below: One Stitch, Many Fabrics
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 fle ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Xrx Books
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I'm making a vest with this stitch from the book. I thought for a long time it wasn't worth the bother, but saw a LYS shop sample and wanted to make it. Once you get the hang of it the stitch is not as complicated or time consuming as it initially appeared. It's always nice to learn a new technique.
Fun technique and well written patterns. Lots of good information on how and why. Most of the sweaters are oversized, drop shoulder style - not to my liking. I made the belle flair skirt for my daughter - well received (easy care made in the recommended linen). Planning on making one or both of the camisoles and maybe the large square mohair shawl.
A lot of the patterns look very similar to me and a lot is boxy which isn't good for my shape. I didn't see much that I'd want to make so hence the 2 stars. I might try out one pattern to see how this technique works.
Jan 23, 2010 Kathleen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: knitters
Recommended to Kathleen by: Interweave Knits book review
The writer gives clear instructions on the technique, however I found the garment instructions a little too vague. If you don't need step by step instructions I suspect you'll enjoy the book a bit more - the technique is neat and the results are charming.
Intriguing new knit stitch that gives beautiful effects to your project. I found about a dozen projects in this book that I want to make, along with great visual instructions on how to master this new stitch.
Interesting idea for a knit book. Really picked this up to look for the discussion of techniques surrounding using the basic stitch, i.e. cast-ons, bind-offs. Liked that she actually discussed design elements and offered choices to the knitter for the same project.