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Saturday 08/08/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
*Knitting Color, Creativity Special techniques
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Double-knitting Lace with Alasdair Post-Quinn
The more I double-knit, the more possibilities I see opening up before me. I love the possibilities of lace – the elegant shapes and flowing forms that can be generated with just a few holes and decreases. As I push the boundaries of double-knitting, how could I not try double-knit lace? It turns out that there are several ways to do it – and not all of them are interchangeable. In this workshop, you’ll learn 3 of the methods of double-knit openwork that I’ve discovered, and the pros and cons of each. 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.
__2 solid colors (one light, one darker) of plain yarn in the fingering to sport weight range
__A pair of straight or circular needles a size or two larger than you would normally use for your chosen yarn
__Knitting Basics including sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles and crochet hooks of various sizes.
You should be comfortable with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting from recent experience. You should also be comfortable with single-layer lace knitting (including YOs and various decreases) and following them in knitting charts.
Before arriving, please download the homework worksheet at http://double-knitting.com/dklacehw and follow the instructions.