Introduction to Double-Knitting
A Virtual Class With Alasdair Post-Quinn
May 14, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT
Learn the basics of modern double-knitting by working a small colorwork-motif swatch.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
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Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no “wrong” side and a built-in reversible colorwork pattern. Significantly different from the standard intarsia and Fair Isle colorwork that are so well known, double-knitting is labor-intensive but a wholly worthwhile technique to have in your repertoire.
You’ll learn Alasdair’s 2-color cast-on for double-knitting, get comfortable with the techniques involved, then move into colorwork. At the end of the workshop, you should have a motif swatch and be confident that you can tackle larger standard double-knitting patterns.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
To take this class, you must be able to cast on and knit and purl comfortably in single-layer knitting. If you are familiar with the long-tail CO and some other form of two-color work, you will have a leg up but these are not strictly necessary.
• 2 solid colors (one light, one darker) of plain yarn in the DK- to worsted-weight range
• A pair of straight or circular needles in the size you would normally use for your chosen yarn.
Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes