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Adventures in Double-Knitting

with Alasdair Post-Quinn
Adventures in Double-Knitting
Journey into exciting knitting territory with Alasdair Post-Quinn. He'll guide you through the basics of double-knitting and lead you all the way up to his more adventurous techniques.

Begin your adventure with a basic diamond pattern, where you’ll discover how to knit both sides of the fabric simultaneously and change yarn colors. Move on to more daring patterns and master double-knit increases and decreases, cabling and working in the round. Finally, finish the journey with Alasdair's extreme double-knitting techniques, in which you'll explore two-pattern and three-color methods. Brandish your knitting needles and take this class today!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Author and instructor Alasdair Post-Quinn leads you through an introduction to double knitting.


Lesson 2. Double-Knitting Basics

  • Jump into the basics of double-knitting with a diamond-pattern swatch.


Lesson 3. Double-Knitting in the Round

  • Make a wristband and practice your new double-knitting skills using the Duvino Pattern.


Lesson 4. Circular Variations

  • Experiment with patterns and colors as you translate the Duvino Pattern into a headband or two different cowl options.


Lesson 5. Increases & Decreases

  • Learn how to create six different increase and decrease techniques.


Lesson 6. Double-Knit Cabling

  • An introduction to double-knit cabling and creative ideas for incorporating it into your future projects.


Lesson 7. The Atyria Hat

  • Putting your new increase, decrease and cabling skills to use as you make the stunning Atyria hat.


Lesson 8. The Atyria Hat, Part 2

  • Completing the Atyria hat, including tips on lifelines and cinching the top.


Lesson 9. Extreme Double-Knitting

  • Learn two-pattern and three-color techniques and explore ways to use colors in bold, creative new ways.


Lesson 10. Troubleshooting

  • Gain tips and tricks on how to troubleshoot and solve problems in your double-knitting creations.

“I thoroughly enjoyed this class. The instructions were perfectly clear and the patterns very nice. Classes like this make these rarer techniques much more accessible to the average knitter. Thank you Craftsy for having [Alasdair] here!”
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