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 multi-color pattern.

In this workshop, you’ll get to play with three-color and four-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(s) into a foolproof double-knit selvedge.

This workshop is similar to the Three-color Double-knitting workshop found in Tier 1, and technically has the same prerequisites as a Tier 1 workshop. It's in Tier 2 because of the addition of the fourth color.

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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)

4 distinct solid colors (1 light, 1 darker, 2 others) 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)


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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