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Saturday 02/21/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Double-knitting Off the Grid with Laura Bryant
Knitting is so often just one row of stitches on top of another – and double-knitting doubly so. In the pursuit of more interesting shapes, sometimes you need to go … off the grid. In this workshop, you’ll learn a whole host of double-knit increases and decreases – you can use them for shaping later, but I prefer to use them to make colorwork that almost seems to be embroidered onto the fabric. If you combine this technique with double-knit cables, whole new worlds will open up before you. As with the other advanced workshops, you’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience required. (You should either have taken Alasdair's Introduction to Double-Knitting workshop in person or on Craftsy, or have done some other standard (not slip-stitch) double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop. You should also be comfortable with standard knitted increases and decreases.)
2 contrasting colors of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size.for your yarn.
If you're not already familiar with my cast-on, please learn it before the workshop so we we can move right into new techniques. The cast-on we'll be doing is subtly different from the one currently online but it's best if you have a solid foundation. You can find a video tutorial on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQpsC1FKGrU. Also, please bring a sample or photo of your previous double-knitting work, if handy.