A virtual class with Alasdair Post-Quinn
May 14, 4:00-6:00pm CDT
Learn how to build, follow, and knit a two-pattern double-knit chart so that you can make letters readable on either side – or even make two completely different patterns
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
So you’ve learned to love the reversible magic that is double-knitting, and perhaps you want to make a gift with a unique personal touch. If you chart out the name of that special someone, when you double-knit it, the opposite layer is all in mirror- image letters! With planning and a little bending of the rules, you can avoid this.
In this workshop you’ll learn how to build, follow, and knit a two-pattern double-knit chart so that you can make letters readable on either side – or even make two completely different patterns! You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the structure of double-knit fabric and learn the possibilities (and limitations) of two-pattern double-knitting—along with a very clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
You should be comfortable with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting from recent experience. The homework will help to refresh you if you are rusty. You should also be comfortable following knitting charts.
• 2 solid colors (one lighter, 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