We are absolutely delighted that Nathan Taylor aka ‘The Sockmatician’ is coming back to Craft Days! We had a fabulous workshop with him earlier in the year and had to disappoint many of you as it filled up so quickly. Now is your chance to try the technique of Double Knitting for yourself!
Double Knitting is worked using two colours and you end up with a double thick fabric with the pattern worked in the reverse colours on the other side e.g. if you create a pink heart on a white background, the other side will have a white heart on a pink background and the two sides will be connected. During the workshop you will make a coaster and you will need to bring about 20g each of 2 colours of dk yarn and size 3.75mm and 4mm needles. (Your tension may be different from normal). You need to be confident with knitting stocking stitch and it is a good idea to practice the ‘two colour long tail cast on’ before the class! (See Nathan’s YouTube video)
Nathan is great fun and a brilliant teacher. He was leaping around making sure everybody was happy. He posts a popular knitting blog and is determined to teach everybody Double Knitting, one knitter at a time! We will also be running an Advanced Workshop on Saturday November 4th.