Two-pattern Double-knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn

About Two-pattern Double-knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn

So, you’ve learned to love the reversible magic that is double-knitting, and perhaps you want to make a gift with a unique personal touch. You chart out the name of that special someone, but when you double-knit it, the opposite side is all in mirror-image letters! With planning and a little bending of the rules, you can avoid this. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to build, follow and knit a two-pattern double-knit chart so that you can make letters readable on either side – or even make two completely different patterns. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the structure of double-knit fabric and learn the possibilities (and limitations) of two-pattern double-knitting, along with a really clean double-knit selvedge and a bind-off that mirrors the cast-on.

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 (one light, one darker) of plain yarn in the DK to worsted weight range and a pair of straight or circular needles in the size you would normally use for your chosen yarn. Please also bring a pencil with an eraser.


Please download the homework page at and follow the instructions.

Skill Level

Intermediate/advanced. You should be comfortable with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting from recent experience. The homework will help to refresh you if you are rusty. You should also be comfortable following knitting charts.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Double-knitting or equivalent

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Single session on Saturday, January 28, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT.

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Two-pattern 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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