Saturday 04/02/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Color, Creativity Knitting techniques Special techniques
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Texture in Double-knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn
Do you love the reversible fabric of double-knitting but want something more than endless stockinette? Not quite ready for double-knit cables or lace? Add some intrigue with double-knit textures! Add purls to your reversible repertoire to expand the possibilities available to you. In a small swatch, you'll learn a few interesting ways to add texture to your double-knitting and the pros and cons of each. As with most of my other 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 is 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 solid colors (one light, one darker) of plain yarn in the DK to
worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in the size 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.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & 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 following knitting charts. Before arriving, please download the homework at http://doubleknitting.com/texturedkhw and follow the instructions.