Alasdair is a computer technician in the Boston area who spends much of his spare time as a knitting designer. He focuses on double-knitting, which is a knitting technique that creates a fabric with no wrong side. Until recently, a typical double-knit fabric was either tubular or reversible with the opposite side showing a mirror image design in opposite colors. Over the past few years, people here and there have been expanding the definition of double-knitting to include more complex color and structure variations.
While Alasdair cannot claim to be the only one pushing these boundaries, he is among those on the forefront of innovation in double-knitting. His books, Extreme Double-Knitting and Double or Nothing, document his repertoire of esoteric double-knitting techniques, but he is continuing to develop techniques and apply them to new designs.
Alasdair has been teaching double-knitting around North America since 2005 and adds new techniques to his workshops regularly so that even experienced double-knitters or veterans of his previous workshops will have something new to learn. He also teaches on Craftsy, but for many there's no substitute for face-to-face learning.
For more about Alasdair, go to double-knitting.com.
STITCHES West 2015 ETC Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 am
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC Intermediate Beyond Reversible Motifs: Double-Knitting for the Adventurous
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.