Level 2: Two-Pattern Double-knitting
Objective: To take your existing knowledge of double-knitting techniques and push its limits by working two different patterns on either side.
Description: So you’ve learned to love the reversible magic that is double-knitting, and perhaps you want to make a gift with a unique personal touch. You chart out the name of that special someone, but when you double-knit it, the opposite side is all in mirror-image letters! With planning and a little bending of the rules, you can avoid this. In this workshop you’ll learn how to build, follow and knit a two-pattern double-knit chart so that you can make letters readable on either side – or even make two completely different patterns. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the structure of double-knit fabric and learn the possibilities (and limitations) of two-pattern double-knitting, along with a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
Requirements: 2 solid colors (one light, one 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 knitting from charts.
Homework: Please download the homework page at http://double-knitting.com/2pdkhw and follow the instructions.