Level 2: Double-knitting Intarsia
Objective: To take your existing knowledge of double-knitting techniques and add intarsia techniques to the mix.
Description: Have you been wanting to add more color to your double-knitting, but feeling like you don’t have enough hands when doing multi-color double-knitting? With double-knit intarsia, you can work with a theoretically unlimited number of colors without changing the thickness or flexibility of the double-knit fabric – and you only need to deal with two strands at a time. In addition, all those unattractive intarsia twists are completely hidden inside the work. Learn to combine double-knitting colorwork and intarsia to add an exciting twist to your creative repertoire. As with most of my other workshops, you’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Requirements: 4 distinct solid colors (2 light, 2 darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size. Previous experience in modern (two colors at once) double-knitting required — you should either have taken Alasdair’s Introduction to Double-Knitting workshop in person or started the Craftsy class, or have recently done some other double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop. You should also have some basic familiarity with single-layer intarsia and knitting from 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. You can find a video tutorial on Youtube. Also, please bring a sample or photo of your previous double-knitting work, if handy.