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Double-Knitting: Off The Grid with Alasdair Post-Quinn

$80.00

Knitting is so 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. In this workshop, you’ll learn a whole host of double-knit increases and decreases—you can use them for shaping later, but Alasdair prefers to 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. 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 be comfortable with some type of increase and decrease in single-sided knitting and be able to follow them in charts.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: 
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 be comfortable with some type of increase and decrease in single-sided knitting and be able to follow them in charts.
Instructor: Alasdair Post-Quinn
Date: Sunday, 4/2/2017
Time: 1:00pm–4:00pm
Materials Required: 

  • 2 highly-contrasting colors of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size. 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 be comfortable with some type of increase and decrease in single-sided knitting and be able to follow them in charts.

HOMEWORK:

  1. 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. 
  2. Also, please bring a sample or photo of your previous double-knitting work, if handy.
Note: If you are purchasing more than one unit of the same class, please call customer service with that person's name and information.

When possible, please buy your materials from WEBS.

Note: If you are purchasing more than one unit of the same class, please call customer service with that person's name and information.

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