Seeing Double-Knitting class


Double-knitting (i.e. reversible stockinette) is an unfairly feared technique that produces a flat fabric with no wrong side. While it can be used for a whole garment, it also works great for button bands, collars, hoods, or other areas where both sides will show. And it makes fabulous color work blankets with no floats waiting to be snagged! If you can knit 1×1 ribbing, you are ready to learn basic two-color, negative mirror-image, stockinette-on-both-sides double-knitting.

Skill level is late beginner.
Prerequisite: Students should be comfortable with 1×1 ribbing.

Maximum 20 students.

½ day workshop

Students receive a handout in booklet form.

No materials fee.

Homework:
Just a cast-on. Color A is “dark” (main), color B is “light” (contrast). Using color A, cast on 16 stitches and work about an inch of 1×1 ribbing. Do not cut the yarn. Leave the swatch on the needles.

Supplies:
homework swatch still on the needles
two colors of class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)
needles a size smaller than what you typically choose for this yarn
double-pointed needles

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 and variations of it have been taught at
The Whole Nine Yarns, Woodstock GA;
South Carolina Knit Inn 2012, Greenville SC;
North Georgia Knitting Guild “Beat the Heat Retreat” 2012, Woodstock GA;
A program on double knitting was presented to Atlanta Knitting Guild in June 2012, Atlanta GA;
Georgia Alpaca FiberFest 2014, Columbus GA;
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2015, Fletcher NC.
Elements of this class were taught in
“Doctorate in Double Knitting” at Southeast Fiber Forum 2015, Gatlinburg TN.

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