Self-lining Double-knitting

There are a few patterns I've designed (and maybe you've got some in mind yourself) where reversibility is not as much of a concern as simply having a way to hide the “wrong side” of your colorwork while adding some extra structure to the fabric. Self-lining double-knitting is a special application of two-pattern double-knitting where one pattern is simply a solid color.

In this workshop, I'll teach you how to achieve self-lining in two and three colors, to prepare you in some small way for the fabric in my Box of Delights and Whorl'd Tree patterns. You’ll also learn a really clean double-knit selvedge, as well as how to integrate a third color into it.

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(what to know)

You should have taken the Introduction or Advanced Beginner workshops or have facility with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting. You should also be comfortable following knitting charts.


(what to bring)

3 distinct solid colors (1 light, 1 darker, 1 other) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.


(what to Do)

Watch the cast-on video at

Cast on 19 BA pairs (where B is your dark color and A is your light).

If the upcoming virtual or live workshops below don't work for you due to time or location constraints, this workshop's last session was recorded and access is now available for purchase!

BuildingBlox Recorded Workshops: Advanced Beginner Double-knitting 01/54/2023

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April 2023
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