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missmom31
03-19-2009, 10:29 PM
Hello!
Has anyone tried any patterns from the "Knit one below" book by Elise Duvekot? What is/are your opinions on this new technique?
Thanks in advance for your responses.
missmom31

suzeeq
03-19-2009, 10:40 PM
It's not a new technique, though maybe one that most knitters aren't aware of. It's similar to fisherman's rib or the shaker rib, and looks somewhat like brioche stitch.

1to1
03-20-2009, 01:27 PM
I bought the book and it is a great technique.

I've only made the Inside-Outside Scarf, Mittens and Pillbox hat. The only problem is that it is hard to rip back.

Pillbox Hat & Scarf (http://the1to1.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-new-year.html)

The inside-outside scarf pattern (http://www.knittinguniverse.com/flash/DownloadsList.php?CategoryID=33) is free...so you can check it out to see if it is something you want to try. I heard Elise Duvekot on a podcast and she sounded like a great person so I bought the book. She put like 15 years in developing it and putting together the patterns.

I highly recommend buying her book.

missmom31
03-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Your hat and scarf are beautiful! What a great knitter you are! Thanks for your photos and reply.
missmom31

Debbie
03-21-2009, 08:02 AM
I get to take a class with Elise Duvekot in April at Stitches South in Atlanta .... I can't wait. I have the book and have a sort of hodge podge scarf going using several tecquniques ishown in the book. I am taking the class on how to cable using k1below.

purliecurlieewe
04-22-2009, 05:55 PM
I recently purchased the book Knit One Below and have been practicing this tecnique. I have made a scarf using the column stitch and had no problem. I am know trying to make one of the hats and am very confused with the directions. Has anyone else read or tried to knit the Hat With Garter Brim? I am very confused about the instructions especially the double increase. I thought I was doing it correctly...but when I knit the next round the color scheme is not correct....Does anyone know what I am talking about. I am not clueless about knitting...have been doing this for years...wondering if it my continuous "Senior Moment" condition or progressive brain deterioration I got from my mother-in-law. Help a fella needle mover out! Help!!

knittyannie09
05-05-2009, 09:10 AM
Has anyone found a good online video on k1 below? I downloaded the pattern of the scarf to try it but I think I'm doing something wrong. When I picked the "one below", do I have to knit it together with the stitch on that row or just the one below?

Thanks for your help!

suzeeq
05-05-2009, 09:21 AM
There's a video for it on the Glossary page under k-b, and there's pictures at the Knitting Fiend site (http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/291). You insert the right needle into the st below the one on the left needle, wrap the yarn and let both sts fall off the left needle.

knittingforty
05-05-2009, 02:41 PM
I am currently working on a reversible vest using the k1b stitch. I got my pattern and instructions from a knitting magazine. The pattern uses two different weight yarns in coordinating colors at the same time. I do two right side rows followed by two wrong side rows, turning my work between right side and wrong side only. Once I got the hang of the "stitch below" I fell in love with k1b!:woot:

millerrjjcej
03-04-2011, 10:43 AM
I recently bought Knit One Below and love poring over it, reading and re-reading about the technique and enjoying the photographs. I'm having trouble with the technique itself (am a solid intermediate knitter) but will keep plugging along.

Two questions: On page ii, Elise Duvekot includes photos of the Column Pattern, and they do, as she says, look like "statuesque columns" on one side and "flying swallows" on the other. I can get the front to have pretty tidy columns, but the back looks messy, not at all like the photo. I've checked videos on youtube and other websites, and I believe I'm doing the stitches correctly. Did anyone else have the same problem starting out?

And, as much trouble as I'm having getting going, you may chuckle, but I'm dreaming of getting to the point where I can try making the Block Sweater (cover photo and pp 52-54). In preparation, I tried searching online for Fiesta WaterMark and Fiesta Socorro. Not finding much (only one or two skeins of the wrong color of WaterMark), I wrote the folks at Fiesta and was told that these yarns are no longer available (and that they wished they'd known the author was going to feature a sweater made with them on the cover of Knit One Below!). Do you have any ideas on good substitutes. Here are the specifications:

Fiesta WaterMark: 60% mohair, 40% wool; 16x22=4"; size 8 needle

Fiesta Socorro: 82% wool, 18% nylon; 20x28=4"; size 8 needle (will use size 6 needles for this pattern)

I greatly appreciate any advice you can offer. Thanks!

suzeeq
03-04-2011, 10:54 AM
With theses stitches, it takes several rows (a couple inches worth at least) before they look like they're supposed to. And I suppose blocking would help too. Gently pull and stretch your work in all directions to see if that helps the sts fall into place.

For the Watermark, you'd need a heavy worsted and the Socorro would be a worsted.

millerrjjcej
03-04-2011, 03:31 PM
I recently bought Knit One Below and love poring over it, reading and re-reading about the technique and enjoying the photographs. I'm having trouble with the technique itself (am a solid intermediate knitter) but will keep plugging along.

Two questions: On page ii, Elise Duvekot includes photos of the Column Pattern, and they do, as she says, look like "statuesque columns" on one side and "flying swallows" on the other. I can get the front to have pretty tidy columns, but the back looks messy, not at all like the photo. I've checked videos on youtube and other websites, and I believe I'm doing the stitches correctly. Did anyone else have the same problem starting out?

And, as much trouble as I'm having getting going, you may chuckle, but I'm dreaming of getting to the point where I can try making the Block Sweater (cover photo and pp 52-54). In preparation, I tried searching online for Fiesta WaterMark and Fiesta Socorro. Not finding much (only one or two skeins of the wrong color of WaterMark), I wrote the folks at Fiesta and was told that these yarns are no longer available (and that they wished they'd known the author was going to feature a sweater made with them on the cover of Knit One Below!). Do you have any ideas on good substitutes. Here are the specifications:

Fiesta WaterMark: 60% mohair, 40% wool; 16x22=4"; size 8 needle

Fiesta Socorro: 82% wool, 18% nylon; 20x28=4"; size 8 needle (will use size 6 needles for this pattern)

I greatly appreciate any advice you can offer. Thanks!
Quick update: I tried even smaller needles than those I had been using. And in place of the double-loop cast-on recommended by the book, I used another stretchy (Norwegian?) cast-on. The stitches on the back still don't look quite like flying swallows, but they do look much, much better, and the front looks perfect.

suzeeq
03-04-2011, 04:38 PM
Great! With some patterns you just have to give them some times to come together and try different techniques.

TrueIconoclast
03-06-2011, 03:07 PM
I haven't bought the book, but I recently had to use knit one below for fisherman's rib, and I also read a really good article on Ravelry about the three different uses for knit one below........
The first is to create a fluffy, very thick and protruding rib stitch.
The second is an increase
And the third is a decrease.

All in all, I think it's a pretty versatile and useful little stitch. The only thing I don't like about it is that when I drop a stitch, it's impossible to pick back up, because in fisherman's rib, three loops equal 1 stitch, and they're all twisted different ways.

suzeeq
03-06-2011, 03:22 PM
I haven't bought the book, but I recently had to use knit one below for fisherman's rib, and I also read a really good article on Ravelry about the three different uses for knit one below........
The first is to create a fluffy, very thick and protruding rib stitch.
The second is an increase
And the third is a decrease.

How do you dec by doing a k1 in the st below? There's also 2 different ways to do the inc - one is by knitting into the center of the st below the on the needle, same as the k1b, the other is by knitting into the back loop of the st below the one on the needle. But I've never heard of a decrease done this way.
All in all, I think it's a pretty versatile and useful little stitch. The only thing I don't like about it is that when I drop a stitch, it's impossible to pick back up, because in fisherman's rib, three loops equal 1 stitch, and they're all twisted different ways.

F rib only has 2 loops on the k1b sts. The other sts have just a single one. It's tough to pick these up, but I've been able to rip back a couple rows and get the sts on the needle right; it helps if you're just doing a plain knit for the WS row instead of the k1b pattern.