Explorations in double-knitting
Is double-knitting no longer a challenge for you? Are you tired of looking at the wrong side of everything you make? Learn how to use double-knitting to translate many single-layer knitting techniques into reversible fabric! In this three-day intensive class, you’ll learn several different innovative double-knitting techniques from the author of Extreme Double-Knitting and Double or Nothing.
Learn the ins and outs of adding purls to your work for more texture, and then learn how to double-knit cables on top. Learn how to use increases and decreases for shaping or decorative colorwork, then add yarnovers for double-knitting lace! Learn how to create standard double-knit fabric with lettering that’s readable on both sides, then add a third color and learn how to work single-pattern and two-pattern multi-color double-knitting. In addition to all of that, you’ll learn a couple of different double-knit cast-ons and bind-offs, as well as a really clean double-knit edging.
Alasdair Post-Quinn is among those on the forefront of new double-knit technique development; aside from the regular class curriculum, he’ll be happy to help you work past any double-knitting conundrums or stumbling blocks you’ve encountered in creating your own designs or working from other double-knitting patterns.
Students should already be familiar with standard (not slip-stitch) two-color double-knitting, either from their own explorations into the technique or from a previous workshop with Alasdair or another instructor. Students who don’t know how to double-knit yet but still want to try this class can get a leg up by taking Alasdair’s Craftsy class (http://www.craftsy.com/doubleknit) at least through Lesson
2 or 3.
While Alasdair cannot claim to be the only one pushing the double-knit boundaries, he is among those on the forefront of innovation in double-knitting. He adds new techniques to his workshops regularly so that even experienced double-knitters or veterans of his previous workshops will have something new to learn.