One Color, Two Layers class
Monochromatic double knitting is an alternative to working in the round on double-pointed needles. The magic is the fabric is created by knitting flat on two needles. This is great for making arms and legs for knitted toys, fingers for gloves, or large i-cords like purse handles. You can also make reversible items with knit-purl patterns or make “quilted” items if you are willing to stuff the pockets as you work.
Skill level is late beginner.
Prerequisite: Should be able to knit, purl, and slip stitches. Experience with plain two-color double-knitting is helpful, but not required.
Maximum 20 students.
½ day workshop
Students receive a handout in booklet form, including the Generic Double-Knit Sachet pattern.
No materials fee.
class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)
needles you like for working that yarn
possibly needles a size larger or smaller for casting-on or binding-off
No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. I have a projector if the facilities can accommodate it. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.
This class has been taught at
The Whole Nine Yarns, Woodstock GA;
North Georgia Knitting Guild, March 2015, Lebanon GA.
Elements of this class were taught in
“Doctorate in Double Knitting” at Southeast Fiber Forum 2015, Gatlinburg TN.