Faux Crab Stitch mini class

Crab stitch (reverse single crochet) makes a sturdy finished edge, very nice on blankets and jackets. But what if you don’t want to crochet? No problem! This i-cord based alternative will give you a finished edge that resembles piping using only your knitting needles.

Skill level is intermediate.
Prerequisite: Students should already be able to make i-cord. Knowledge of applied i-cord or attached lace edging is advantageous but not required.

Maximum 20 students.

mini workshop

Students receive a handout in booklet form.

No materials fee.

Homework: You'll need a swatch to which you can apply faux crab stitch. Cast on 20 stitches and work in garter stitch for about 40 rows (20 ridges). Leave yarn attached and stitches live.

homework swatch worked in class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)
a second color of class yarn (we’ll work our edging in contrasting color)
double-pointed needles both in the size to work that yarn and in one size smaller

No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.

This is a technique from the discontinued “Unventions” class:
South Carolina Knit Inn 2012, Greenville SC;
Knitters Connection 2012, Columbus OH;
Atlanta Knitting Guild, December 2012, Atlanta GA;
Unwind 2013, Blowing Rock NC.
This class has been offered in its current format at
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2014, Fletcher NC;
South Carolina Knit Inn 2015, Greenville SC.

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