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Double Knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn: Friday, November 17th 9:30am-4:30pm-4:30pm SOLD OUT!



 
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Join Alasdair Post-Quinn for an all day workshop featuring the amazing technique, Double Knitting. Our all day workshop will include a basic Double Knitting 3 hour class in the morning AND a more advanced Double Knitting 3 hour class in the afternoon. Alasdair has been teaching double-knitting around North America since 2005. While he cannot claim to be the only one pushing these boundaries, Alasdair is among those on the forefront of innovation in double-knitting. Alasdair adds new techniques to his workshops regularly so that even experienced double-knitters or veterans of his previous workshops will have something new to learn.

Please Note:
When signing up for this workshop, you will be signing up for both Alasdair's Introduction to Double Knitting and Double Knitting Off-the-Grid. Please read through the objectives and requirements for BOTH classes to ensure you meet the skill level for this all day workshop!

Introduction to Double-knitting (9:30am-12:30pm)

Objective: To learn double-knitting and reversible colorwork techniques. 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 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. 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.

Double-Knitting Off-the-Grid (1:30pm-4:30pm)
Objective:
To take your existing knowledge of double-knitting techniques and push its limits with single and double increasing and decreasing techniques.
Description: 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 I prefer 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.
Requirements: 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: 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 here.

Important Workshop Details:
  • Your workshop starts promptly at 9:30am and will break for lunch at 12:30pm.
  • Class resumes at 1:30pm promptly.
  • Yarn is not included in your workshop fee.
  • Lunch for your workshop is included with the workshop fee.

Cancellation Terms:
  • Registrations cancelled prior to 1 week before this workshop will receive a 100% refund via your original form of payment.
  • Registrations cancelled 3-6 days before this workshop will receive a 50% refund in the form of a store credit
  • No refunds will be issued for cancelling less than 3 days before this workshop.

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