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Design your own Double-knit Hat
With Alasdair Post-Quinn
Oct 3, 2-4pm CDT
Oct 4, 2-4pm CDT
Oct 10, 2-4pm CDT
Perfect the basics of double knitting, both flat and in the round, as you design, knit, and shape a wonderfully warm, 2-color, reversible hat.
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If you’ve always wanted to get into double-knitting, or design, or double-knitting design, get an easy start with a double-knit hat of your own design!
Alasdair will teach you the basics of double-knitting flat to create your gauge swatch (and offer tips and tricks to improve your fabric if you’re already familiar with double-knitting), then give you a series of charts and pointers for designing a double-knit piece worked in the round. You’ll plan out the cozy, colorful hat of your dreams, then cast on in the round to begin. When we reconvene a week later, you’ll plan the crown and learn a series of double-knit decreases, after which point you’ll be able to finish your custom designed double-knit hat, which you can wear or gift with pride!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must be comfortable knitting from charts and working both flat and in the round.
__100g each of two well-contrasting solid colors of plain yarn (wool or wool blend preferred; acrylic OK; cotton not recommended) in the DK to worsted weight range
__Knitting needles: 16-20″ circular needles in a variety of appropriate sizes 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
__Please bring some sheets of graph paper (knitters or otherwise) and a pencil with eraser. I will be providing some charts but if you have any chart books you want to work from or specific charts you want to integrate into your hat, please have those available as well.