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Thursday 02/22/2018, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
*Knitting Knitting techniques Special techniques
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Double-knitting Off the Grid with Alasdair Post-Quinn
Knitting is 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.
You will learn a whole host of double-knit increases and decreases -to use for shaping later, but you'll 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.
_2 solid colors (one light, one darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range
_Straight or circular needles in the appropriate size
__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 some type of increase and decrease in single-layer knitting and be able to follow them in charts.
Before arriving, please download the homework page at the homework page at http://double-knitting.com/dkotghw and follow the instructions.