Level 3: Double-knitting Lace
Objective: To take your existing knowledge of double-knitting techniques and push its limits by adding openwork and lace techniques.
Description: The more I double-knit, the more possibilities I see opening up before me. I love the possibilities of lace – the elegant shapes and flowing forms that can be generated with just a few holes and decreases. As I push the boundaries of double-knitting, how could I not try double-knit lace? It turns out that there are a myriad ways to do it – and not all of them are interchangeable. In this workshop, you’ll learn 3 of the methods of double-knit openwork that I’ve discovered, and the pros and cons of each. As with the other advanced workshops, you’ll also learn 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 fingering to sport weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles a size or two larger than you would normally use for that yarn. 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 completed the Craftsy class, or have recently done some other double-knitting colorwork on your own or in another workshop. You should also be comfortable with basic single-layer lace knitting (decreases and yarnovers) and working from charts.
Homework: Please download the homework worksheet at http://double-knitting.com/dklacehw and follow the instructions.