Three-color Double-knitting

Bored with only two colors in your double-knitting? Add a third! 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 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 unused color into a foolproof double-knit selvedge.

This workshop is a simplified version of my previous Multi-color Double-knitting workshop; I have removed the two-pattern segment to focus more on the base technique. There is a new Multi-color Double-knitting workshop which takes you through three and four-color techniques; for three-color two-pattern techniques, my new Two-pattern workshop will help you there.

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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. The homework will help to refresh you if you are rusty. 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)

Please follow the instructions on the Three-color Double-knitting Homework page.

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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