Basic Double Knitting Immersion
With Jill Bigelow Suttell
Nov 7, 2:00-4:00pm
Nov 13, 2:00-4:00pm
Nov 14, 2:00-4:00pm
Join Jill and learn the skills needed to make two-color Double Knit projects both flat and in-the-round. You will start simply with the rules, and finish with the tools necessary to complete the hat pattern from class. It’s fun and easy when you are coached along the way.
Session 1: Learn the basic techniques of Double Knitting on a flat swatch 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 swatch. Learn a 2-color cast-on. Discuss the differences of Double Knitting in-the-round. Start on hat with pattern that is provided.
Session 3: Learn to increase and decrease in Double Knitting. Jill will also show how to correct 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 student learns the basics and makes 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