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Sunday 04/03/2016, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Two-pattern Double-knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn
So you’ve learned to love the reversible magic that is double-knitting, and perhaps you want to make a gift with a unique personal touch. You chart out the name of that special someone, but when you double-knit it, the opposite side is all in mirror-image letters! With planning and a little bending of the rules, you can avoid this. In this workshop you’ll learn how to build, follow and knit a two-pattern double-knit chart so that you can make letters readable on either side – or even make two completely different patterns. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the structure of double-knit fabric and learn the possibilities (and limitations) of two-pattern double-knitting, along with 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
__pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size
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 the homework page at http://double-knitting.com/2pdkhw and follow the instructions.