Welcome to the fifth lesson in the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Confident Knitting series that pairs must-knit patterns with video tutorials to expand your repertoire of skills. This year, we’ve already covered the joy of folded hems, catching floats with ease, blocking for excellence, and embellishing knits with embroidery. It’s time to get wild.
Today Jen demonstrates how to work Vikkel braids for a pop of graphic and dimensional wow you can adapt to frame stranded colorwork motifs in your favorite patterns.
The Basic Braid Maneuver
It turns out that this bit of cleverness is similar to repeatedly working a 1 over 1 Left Cross Cable across a round. If that sounds complicated, observe just how brilliantly simple it is.
Hover over the video progress bar at the bottom of the frame to see how Jen has neatly labeled each part of this lesson that includes setting up, working, and neatly finishing off 0ne-color braids and two-color braids.
The More Mittens the Merrier
The K3, P1 rib snugs up these mittens for a form-fitting look and feel. We love the houndstooth plaid of the colorwork band here.
Jen likes Organic Studio Sock, Rustic Fingering, Nomade, And 80/20 Sock from the MDK Shop for Burnished mittens. One each of two colors will Yield two pairs when you swap out the MC and CC for the second pair.
How to Get in on Confident Knitting
Jen and Jim Arnall-Culliford have assembled everything you need to join the fun right here.
And the conversation in the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Knitalong Hub is never ending and full of help.
(We will have the print book available in September, but we really hope you’ll jump in now and support Jen and Jim. They are a tremendous part of the knitting world, and we admire what they’re up to so much.)