Double knitting is the technique of producing two layers of fabric using one set of needles. In this class, you will learn this easy colorwork process to create a practical coaster that looks beautiful on both sides. Students will be encouraged to create their own charted pattern for the coaster using two contrasting colors.
However, patterns will be on hand to knit a pattern already designed (as pictured). We will discuss how to create your own colorwork charts, how to read charts and how to double knit. This class is suited for adventurous beginners and intermediate knitters and students should be confident with basic knitting skills including casting on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off.
Students will need to bring two contrasting colors of worsted or dk weight yarn, size 7/8 knitting needles and a highlighter or marker. Students may also purchase a “kit” with these necessary items for a $15 materials fee. Please notify the instructor if you will require a kit.
- Course Fee: $30
- Materials fee: $15 (Only if a kit is needed)
Lindsay is a returning instructor at the WNY Fiber Arts Festival, and a self-taught knitter who has been knitting for nearly 20 years. She has a business/brand called Knit One & Done, selling wearable fiber art at regional craft vending events including the Mayday! Underground Crafts & Arts markets, as well as through her website.