Double-Knitted Lace (NEW!)
Saturday, January 26, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lace, Tips & Techniques
This class takes your experience of double knitting to the next level. Love lace knitting? Imagine how you can make your favorite lace patterns take flight by adding a second color to the textures and directions that lace can give you. Only DK can take you there. Just one more reason to love DK!
In this class, we will be looking at how to adapt a classic lace stitch pattern and give it the DK treatment. Oh, it's simple enough to knit it with one color on one side, and another on the other: that's not the whole story, though. DK gives you many more options than that!
Using the “matched pair” philosophy, we’ll look at how to translate the pattern’s increases and decreases into double knitting, but we’ll also explore the many and various options that we are presented with by the fact that we have two colors to choose from for every stitch. The possibilities are endless, and the results will astound you and anyone who sees your stunningly beautiful and complex-looking masterpiece. And the best bit is: It's nowhere NEAR as hard as you think!
During the class, we’ll learn about translating lace stitches from single-face to DK, and how to adapt an existing lace chart for use with two colors to get the best and most interesting results. You will take away the ability to turn any lace pattern of your choice into colourful and breathtaking DK Lace.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; beginner lace; chart reading; easy colorwork; double knitting basics
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):