HOW TO KNIT:
2 Color Italian Tubular Cast On
In this Brooklyn Tweed knitting tutorial we teach you to work a Two-Color Italian Tubular Cast On for 1x1 ribbing – a sturdy and stretchy cast on that creates a beautiful edge on your knitting with no need for waste yarn.
If working the pattern Saurel, begin with step 3 and alternate steps 2 & 3, ending with step 3.
Step 2a: Create a Knit Stitch with MC: Wrap the C1 yarn over the needle by moving the needle tip outside of the diamond toward your thumb and over the C1 yarn, then back to the center of the diamond under the C1 yarn.
Step 2c: The C1 yarn is crossed over the MC yarn across the top of the needle. Unwrap the C1 yarn, keeping the MC loop on the needle and maintaining an even tension ready to cast on a new stitch.
Step 3c: Unwrap the MC yarn by repositioning the MC yarn under the needle, keeping the C1 loop on the needle and maintaining an even tension, ready to cast on a new stitch.
To work the optional tubular rows:
(Note: In this video we are knitting the first and last stitch of each row as a selvedge stitch.)
Row 1: With your C1 yarn (pale blue), knit 1 (selvedge stitch). (Knit 1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front) across. Knit 1 (selvedge stitch). Note that on this first row, your knit stitches will be mounted backwards on the needle, so you'll need to knit into the back loop to untwist them. (Don’t knit the slip knot, just let it fall off your needle. You can pull it out after you’ve worked a few rows.)
Row 2: Slide your stitches to the other end of your circular needle so that you can work with your MC yarn (pink). Knit 1 (selvedge stitch). (Slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, purl 1) across. Knit 1 (selvedge stitch).
Arbor is a classic DK weight yarn with timeless versatility. American Targhee wool is worsted spun into a round and springy 3-ply yarn, perfect for crisp stitch definition and wear-everywhere knits. Skein-dyed in a painterly palette of solid colors.
Featured colors in this tutorial:
Mesa The rosy pink of unfired terra cotta.
Seaglass Pale mint, ocean tumbled flotsam.
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