Invisible stranding, also called Ladderback Jacquard, is a common machine knitting technique used to keep floats in stranded (jacquard) knitting secured on the wrong side of the fabric. Hand knitters can also use invisible stranding to prevent caught stitches from showing on the right side. Learn how using a simple hat pattern in two colors.
- Worsted or Aran weight yarn in two contrasting colors, 100g Main Color and 50g Contrasting Color.
- US size 7 needles, 16-inch circular OR size needed to get gauge of 16 sts/4 inches in plain St st
- US size 8 needles, 16-inch circular OR one size larger than the smaller needle
- One set of double pointed needles in the smaller size.
- Scissors and tapestry needle
- Red pencil
- With Main Color and smaller 16-inch circular needle, cast on 74 sts
- Place marker and join without twisting
- Work in the round in k1, p1 rib for 1 ½ inches
- Change to larger needle and knit one round
- Review how to work a lifted increase. Watch Very Pink Knits on YouTube if you don’t know how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ01r1hWGks.
Skill Level: Advanced and/or adventurous: Intermediate level skills plus ready for unusual stitches, complex patterns, and unfamiliar techniques. Welcomes a challenge; won't expect instructor to explain standard abbreviations (examples: kfb, yo, ssk).
Must already know how to work stranded knitting in the round and be able to read charts.
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