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Friday 02/22/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Double-knitting Cables with Alasdair Post-Quinn
Back in 2011 when I came out with my book “Extreme Double-Knitting”, I created one hat called “Vasily” to showcase double-knit cables. At the time, I was limited by my perception that double-knit cables weren’t as flexible as standard cables, and you couldn’t use negative space to allow the cable to travel across a background. Only a short while after the book came out, I discovered a way to do double-knit cables that was elegant and clever – and opened up new possibilities for the technique. In this workshop, you’ll learn two different techniques for double-knitted cables – and understand why you’d use one method over the other in any given situation. 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 sport to DK weight range
__a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size or a size larger
__a U-shaped cable needle (I will have extras of these if you don't have one)
__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 single-layer cabled knitting (with or without a cable needle) and working cables from knitting charts.
Before arriving, please download the homework at http://double-knitting.com/dkcableshw and follow the instructions.