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Two Pattern Double Knitting

  • 11/12/2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Ballroom A, Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main, Fitchburg
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Class Title: Two Pattern Double Knitting


Instructor: Alasdair Post-Quinn


Objective: To take your existing knowledge of double-knitting techniques and push its limits by working two radically different patterns on either side.


Class Description: 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.


Overall Skill Category: 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 double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop. You should also have some basic familiarity with knitting charts.


Materials fee: none


Supplies to Bring to Class:

·         2 highly-contrasting colors of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range

·         A pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size


Pre-Class Assignment: Bring a chart on graph paper of a letter or some other asymmetric design at 15 rows by 15 columns or less. If you forget, I'll have a few letter charts you can use.

Also, if you’re not already familiar with my cast-on, please learn it before the workshop so we can move right into new techniques. The cast-on we'll be doing is subtly different from the one currently online but it's best if you have a solid foundation. You can find a video tutorial on Youtube at http://double-knitting.com/caston-video. Also, please bring a sample or photo of your previous double-knitting work, if handy.


Class Size: Limit of 24



*The Madison Knitters' Guild has a no refunds policy.*



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