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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(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.


(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.


(what to Do)


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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