Level 3: Double-knitting Intarsia
Have you been wanting to add more color to your double-knitting, but feel 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.
What to bring: 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.
What to know: You should be comfortable with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting from recent experience. You should also be comfortable with single-layer intarsia and following knitting charts.
What to do: Before arriving, please download the homework at http://double-knitting.com/dkintarsiahw and follow the instructions.
NOTE: This workshop is also occasionally run in a 2-hour format at some of the virtual shows. The simplified version of this workshop removes the double-knitting colorwork from the swatch to allow you to focus on the double-knitting intarsia color changes only. For this 2-hour format, please download the homework at https://double-knitting.com/dkintarsiahw2 instead.