Demystifying Double Knitting with Sockmatician



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Saturday 8th June, 2pm to 5pm, at Purlescence HQ, Newbury


Nathan Taylor, (aka Sockmatician on Ravelry, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter) is obsessed with double-knitting! His passion is for sharing his knowledge of DK with as many people as possible, pushing its boundaries, and furthering what is possible within the realms of double-knitting.

This is a class for knitters who want to explore the wonderful world of double-knitting (DK). That’s the two-sided technique, not the yarn weight!

DK is a versatile and wonderful way of creating stunning effects in reversible, two-sided knitting, so no more wrong sides, no unsightly floats, and best of all, two garments in one, as whatever beautiful pattern is displayed on the front, shows on the back too, but with the colours reversed. Magic!

In this class we will be exploring:

  • how the basic mechanics of DK work
  • looking at the structure of the fabric
  • how the two sides interact with each other to create the interlocked, reversible beauty
  • We’ll talk a little bit about what is possible in the technique

.........but we’ll mostly be concerning ourselves with getting you familiar with what yarn goes where!

This class requires a certain level of knitting proficiency:

Skills Required
The ability to knit and purl. That’s sort of it!

Skills Desired
Please be familiar with the Long-Tail Cast On. If you have never done this before, There are lots of videos on YouTube that will show you how.

You will need to have some experience of working with two yarns at the same time. If you have already done any stranded or fair isle knitting, and are already comfortable manipulating two strands of yarn together, you will be on to a winner! (If you normally use a yarn guide for holding two yarns in the same hand, it will be useful for you to bring it with you)

Workshops at Purlescence

Workshops at Purlescence are held in the spacious and beautifully lit Yarn Room at our Leckhampstead HQ on the Berkshire Downs near Newbury. There is good access from the M4 and A34 and plenty of free parking just a few steps from our door. Should you wish to come by train, we run a free collection service from Kintbury or Didcot Station.

The price of your workshop includes all refreshments. The workshop runs from 2pm to 5pm.