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Friday 02/19/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Double-knitting Lace with Alasdair Post-Quinn
Alasdair says it best: "The more I double-knit, the more possibilities open 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 myriad ways to do it and not all of them are interchangeable."
In this workshop you'll learn 3 of these methods of double-knit openwork 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.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience required. (You should have taken Alasdair's Introduction to
Double-Knitting or have done some
other standard (not slip-stitch) double-knitting colorwork on your own
or in another workshop.)
2 contrasting colors of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in a size or two above what you usually use.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.