San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Description: Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no "wrong" side and a built-in reversible colorwork pattern. Significantly different from the standard intarsia and Fair Isle colorwork that are so well known, double-knitting is a labor-intensive but wholly worthwhile technique to have in your repertoire. In this workshop, you'll learn my 2-color cast-on for double-knitting, get comfortable with the techniques involved, then move into colorwork. At the end of the workshop, you should have a motif swatch and be confident that you can tackle a larger standard double-knitting pattern.
Requirements: 2 contrasting colors of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size. This is an advanced technique, but you need only be comfortable with the long-tail cast-on and basic knit and purl; previous experience with colorwork is also helpful but not necessary.
Location: The workshop will be held in the 3rd floor lecture hall at Russell's Garden Center. Please ask any Russell's employee for directions.
Policies: Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead of time if you need to bow out. No refunds for no-shows who haven't contacted me. No need to bring a paper ticket; I'll have the roster. You can also come and pay for the class at the door if there's space left.
When & Where
Alasdair is the lead designer at Fallingblox Designs and author of "Extreme Double-Knitting". He teaches double-knitting workshops around the country and has been pushing the limits of reversible colorwork since 2005. He lives in Cambridge.