Basic Double Knitting Immersion
With Jill Bigelow Suttell
January 9, 2-4pm CST
January 10, 2-4pm CST
January 16, 2-4pm CST
Double Knitting for those with no double knitting experience. Learn all the skills needed to make two-color double knitting projects both flat and in the round.
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Session 1: Learn the basic techniques of Double Knitting on a flat sample piece and learn how to read double knitting charts.
Session 2: Make sure the basics are solid and review anything that is not. Learn how to bind off in color on the practice piece. Learn a 2-color cast-on. Discuss the differences of working double knitting in the round. Start on hat with pattern that is provided.
Session 3: Learn to increase and decrease when Double Knitting. Jill will also show how to fix mistakes.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Must be able to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.
__2 highly contrasting colors of worsted-weight yarn for practicing, about 25 yards each
__2 highly contrasting colors of worsted-weight yarn for hat, about 115 yards each
__Needles in size 5, 6, or 7 US, 16″ circular and DPN’s in same size for hat. If you prefer, straight or longer circular needles can be used for practice. The needle size needed for the hat will be established after students learn the basic techniques and make a gauge swatch.
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Crochet hook