Welcome to Fallingblox Designs. I’m Alasdair Post-Quinn. This constantly-evolving website serves to aggregate all the information around the web about my designs, patterns, techniques, and workshops.
If you are not familiar with my work, please browse around and especially visit my blog, where I post projects in progress and thoughts on my creative process. I am a 30-something computer technician in the Boston area; I spend much of my spare time as a knitwear designer, focusing specifically on double-knitting, which is a knitting technique that creates a fabric with no wrong side. Until recently, a typical double-knit fabric was either tubular or two-colored with the opposite side showing a mirror image in opposite colors from the facing side. Over the past few years, people here and there have been pushing the boundaries of double-knitting to include more complex color and structure variations.
While I cannot claim to be the only one pushing these boundaries, I am among those on the forefront of innovation in double-knitting. My books, entitled Extreme Double-Knitting and Double or Nothing, document snapshots of my repertoire of esoteric double-knitting techniques (as well as being guides for beginning double-knitters), but I am continuing to develop techniques and apply them to new designs.
In addition to designing patterns, I also teach workshops for all levels of double-knitting experience, and am available to do presentations on my technique development and adventures in publishing my work.
Thanks for your interest and keep knitting!