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Sunday 02/22/2015, 8:30 am - 4:30 am
Monday 02/23/2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Beyond Reversible Motifs: Double-Knitting for the Adventurous with Alasdair Post-Quinn
Double-knitting no longer a challenge for you? Tired of looking at the wrong side of everything you make? Learn how to use double-knitting to translate many single-sided knitting techniques into reversible fabric! In this two-day intensive class, you'll learn several different techniques for double-knitting lace, double-knitting cables, as well as leaving the grid behind entirely with decorative double-knit increasing and decreasing colorwork. As a bonus, you'll also learn how to create standard double-knit fabric with lettering that's readable on both sides. 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.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience is required.
2 contrasting colors of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range; a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size, U-shaped cable needle if handy.
If you’re not already familiar with my cast-on, please learn and practice it before the workshop so 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. Also, please bring a sample or photo of your previous double-knitting work, if handy.
Remember: 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 familiar with some form of increase, decrease, yarn-over and cable in single-sided knitting and be able to follow them in charts.