Corrugated Ribbing – Anna Maltz

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Take the next step in stranded colourwork. Corrugated ribbing, as seen on the edges (cuffs, collars and bottoms) of many traditional Shetland garments and contemporary knits, involves changing between knit and purl stitches. It is a beautiful way to add coloured vertical stripes to the existing vertical stripes of your ribbing.

The addition of a second colour to ribbing removes the reversibility of a standard rib (due to the floats) which can, counterintuitively for a rib, easily cause the edges to roll. This leaves the knitter with plenty to consider! This class will add to (or begin) your knowledge of corrugated ribbing and help you avoid the pitfalls of it, allowing you to add this visually striking technique to your knitting arsenal with confidence.

Anna is a huge fan of this approach to ribbing and you will find it in an ever-growing number of her patterns, such as the Sólja Sweater, Signal Hat and Visser Sweater.

Time: Sunday 09:00—12:00
Language: English
Class size: 12
Price: Kr. 750,-
Level: You must be totally comfortable knitting stranded colourwork in the round and understand the terminology. You must be confident working small circumferences in the round in the manner of your choosing (for example using DPNs or the magic-loop method).
Skills covered: Casting on and off for corrugated rib, avoiding the pitfalls of corrugated rib with tension and needle size, approaches to changing between colours, managing floats, choosing colours, swatching in the round.
Bring: Pencil, small sharp scissors, ruler or tape measure, DK/worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting, but harmonious colours. At least 25gr of each. You may choose to substitute the DK/light worsted for 4ply/fingering weight yarn. 5mm (US8) needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round. 3.25mm (US3) needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round.

It is useful to have a range of needle sizes along, to apply the advice given in class. Bring what you have, starting with 2.75mm (US2) and going up to 6mm (US10).

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About the instructor:

Anna Maltz is an avid sweaterspotter and knit detective who sees the world through yarn-tinted spectacles. She is an independent knitting pattern designer with a background in Fine Art. She has published two books, Penguin: A Knit Collection, and Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting, as well as contributing to other publications such as A Stash of One’s Own (compiled by Clara Parkes), Pom Pom Quarterly and Making Magazine. She lives in London and teaches all over the world.