Slip-stitch Double-knitting

Before the modern method of double-knitting on which my entire repertoire is based, there was another style of double-knitting which worked quite differently. For one thing, you only needed to work with one yarn at a time. If the yarn management issues with the two-colors-at-once “modern” method give you a headache, perhaps give the older slip-stitch style a try? While the fabric comes out the same, there are some distinct limitations to this style — but there is also some potential for growth.

You can take this workshop if you've never double-knitted before, but if you already have some other foundational knowledge of the modern style, this workshop will be especially interesting for you.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to work slip-stitch double-knitting in plain fabric and simple colorwork, as well as the cleanest edge solution available for this style.


(what to know)

To take this workshop, you must be able to cast on and knit and purl comfortably in single-layer knitting. If you are familiar with the long-tail CO and some other form of two-color knitting, you will have a leg up but these are not strictly necessary. Some comfort with following knitting charts will be helpful as well.


(what to bring)

2 distinct solid colors (1 light, 1 darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of DPN or circular (not straight) needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.


(what to Do)

Before coming to class, please watch the cast-on video and try the cast-on with some spare yarn. The cast-on for this workshop is subtly different from the one in the video but familiarity with this cast-on will make it much easier to learn the variation.

This workshop's last session was recorded; access to the recording is now available for purchase on the Workshop Recordings page!

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