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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 several different techniques for double-knit twisted and traveling cables – and understand why you’d use one method over another in any given location. If we have time, you’ll learn how to make the background show up as purls rather than knits for that extra “pop”. 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.)
__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)
If you’re not already familiar with my cast-on, please learn it before the workshop so we can move right into new techniques. You can find a video tutorial on Youtube athttp://double-knitting.com/caston-video. Also, please bring a sample or photo of your previous double-knitting work, if handy.