Double-knitting Cables

Cables in single-layer knitting often travel along a purl background. In double-knitting, this is also possible, and is the basis for my Heartbound Again hat. However, a double-knit cast-on does not play well with a purl background, so for that hat I developed a double-knit i-cord cast-on.

In this workshop, I'll teach that cast-on, get you comfortable with a little bit of reverse double-knitting, then jump (further) off the deep end with double-knit cables. I'll teach two or three different methods of working those cables, with and without a cable needle, and I'll teach a variation of my clean double-knit selvedge.

This workshop has the same name as a previous workshop but different content. For the workshop with the same content as the previous Cables workshop, see Double-knitting Cables & Colorwork.

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prerequisites

(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 have experience with lifted increases and cables in single-layer knitting, as well as following knitting charts.

You can get skills that will help you in this workshop from my Reverse Double-knitting, Shaping, Off the Grid, Traveling Stitches, and Cables & Colorwork workshops, but none of these are required.

Requirements

(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 straight or circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn. You may also want a U-shaped cable needle.

Homework

(what to Do)

Because you'll be learning a whole new cast-on in the workshop, there is no homework!

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

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