Introduction to Double-knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn

About Introduction to Double-knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn

Double-knitting is a unique method of making a fabric with no "wrong" side and a built-in reversible colorwork pattern. Significantly different from the standard intarsia and Fair Isle colorwork that are so well known, double-knitting is a labor-intensive but wholly worthwhile technique to have in your repertoire. In this workshop, you'll learn my 2-color cast-on for double-knitting, get comfortable with the techniques involved, then move into colorwork. At the end of the workshop, you should have a motif swatch and be confident that you can tackle a larger standard double-knitting pattern.

This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2023 Virtual Winterfest and is limited to 20 students.

Class Materials Fee


Materials, Equipment, and Supplies the Student Must Bring to Class

2 solid colors of (one light, one darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in the proper size for your yarn.


Please at least watch (and ideally try) the cast-on at so that we can get past this step as quickly as possible in the workshop.

Skill Level

Intermediate - you need only be comfortable with the long-tail cast-on and basic knit and purl; previous experience with colorwork is also helpful but not necessary.

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Single session on Saturday, January 28, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Introduction to Double-knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn
Alasdair Post-Quinn
Alasdair Post-Quinn

Alasdair Post-Quinn

Alasdair Post-Quinn, author of “Extreme Double-knitting,” “Double or Nothing,” and a handful of standalone patterns, has been working to push the boundaries of double-knitting since 2003. He lives in Cambridge, MA; aside from his self-published books and patterns, he frequently teaches live and virtual workshops for all levels of double-knitting experience.

How It Works

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About Lessonface, PBC & the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

Lessonface's mission is to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. Since 2012, we've hosted more than 30,000 students and 2,000 teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons and classes online. We've hosted the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival's virtual fiber arts seminars since 2021, and are very happy to be hosting these seminars for the second annual Winterfest January 28-29, 2023.

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