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Friday 08/03/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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.
Note: Previous double-knitting experience required. (You should either have taken Alasdair's Introduction to Double-Knitting workshop in person or on Craftsy, 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 standard knitted increases and decreases.)
_Classic DK- to worsted-weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors
_Straight or circular needles in the appropriate size
Download the homework page at http://double-knitting.com/dkotghw and follow the instructions.