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Saturday 04/29/2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*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.
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.) You should also be comfortable with basic single-layer, lace kniting (decreases and yarn overs) and working from charts.
__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 that yarn
Please download the homework worksheet at http://double-knitting.com/dklacehw and follow the instructions.