Slip-Stitch Double-Knitting (NEW!)
Friday, January 26, 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Color, Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

Before the modern method of double-knitting on which my entire repertoire is based, there was another style of double-knitting which worked quite differently. For one thing, you only needed to work with one yarn at a time. If the yarn management issues with the two-colors-at-once “modern” method give you a headache, perhaps give the older slip-stitch style a try? While the fabric comes out the same, there are some distinct limitations to this style—but there is also some potential for growth.

You can take this workshop if you've never double-knitted before, but if you already have some other foundational knowledge of the modern style, this workshop will be especially interesting for you.

In this workshop, you'll learn how to work slip-stitch double-knitting in plain fabric and simple colorwork, as well as the cleanest edge solution available for this style.

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, chart reading


Before coming to class, please watch the cast-on video ( and try the cast on with some spare yarn. The cast on for this workshop is subtly different from the one in the video but familiarity with this cast on will make it much easier to learn the variation.

Supplies for Class:

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.