Level 2: Multi-Color Double-knitting
Bored with only two colors in your double-knitting? Add a third (or a fourth)! With more than two colors per row in double-knitting, the rules change a bit. Learn how to choose a color rotation and maintain it throughout a three-color pattern. In this workshop, you’ll get to play with three-color single-pattern as well as two-pattern double-knitting – and open new doors to design possibilities that were previously impossible (or at least improbable). You’ll also learn how to integrate the third color into a foolproof double-knit selvedge, and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.
What to bring: 3 solid colors (one light, one darker, and one accent color) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size.
What to know: You should be comfortable with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting from recent experience. The homework below will help to refresh you if you are rusty. You should also be comfortable following knitting charts.
What to do: Before arriving, please download the homework page at http://double-knitting.com/mcdkhw and follow the instructions.
NOTE: This workshop is also frequently run in a 2-hour format at some of the virtual shows. There is no change to the homework, but in order to fit in the 2-hour slot, the two-pattern technique will be left out.