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.
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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