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Suitable for everyone who can cast on, cast off, knit and purl.

Description

Working from a chart, learn how to create a double sided fabric, adorned with a simple motif, in two colours.

During this three hour workshop you will be introduced to the double knitting technique where a double thickness, stocking stitch fabric is created in one go. This technique is perfect for knitting scarves, blankets, collars, cushions, tea cosies, i.e. any item where both sides are on show, or where an extra thick fabric is required. Working on a small sample featuring a simple heart motif, Nicky will show you how to interpret a two colour knitting chart for this technique. Suitable cast on and bind off methods will also be discussed.

Materials

Attendees will need to bring two contrasting colours of a DK or worsted weight yarn along with the appropriate needles for the chosen yarn weight. Also bring a ruler (or a magnetic board if you already have one) to help you to keep your place on the chart. Pen/pencil and scissors will also be useful.

About your tutor

Nicky Barfoot is an artist and tutor based on the South Coast of England. Brought up in a creative household, knitting and stitching have always been her passions. Nicky’s designs have won a number of accolades including second place in the Rowan International Design Competition, and both Silver and Gold in consecutive years of the UK Knitted Textile Awards. Her work has been featured in national knitting magazines and she has exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Shows. Nicky has a Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles from Winchester University and a City and Guilds in Hand Knit Design. Her accessible patterns are designed to delight makers of all levels through the use of simple techniques to maximum effect.

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