The king of Extreme Double Knitting: Alasdair Post-Quinn (fallingblox on Ravelry) is a lifelong crafter who lives in Cambridge, MA, with his wife and cat. When he’s not knitting, he enjoys cooking, fixes computers for Brandeis University, listens to esoteric music, audiobooks, and NPR, and tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Like many knitters, he started with a simple garter stitch swatch. He learned to purl, did his own moebius scarf, and then came across Reversible Two Color Knitting by Jane Neighbors in which he found a small section on double knitting. Working with the Common Cod Fiber Guild and some prodding by Guido Stein (of It’s a Purl, Man) enabled Alasdair to show his work in progress (the Victorian Ruffia Scarf) to Shannon Okey, who was presenting at the guild about knitwear design and Cooperative Press.
His brilliant book, Extreme Double Knitting, is sure to become a classic piece of work. The instructions are worded and illustrated quite clearly and are truly user friendly. It is a skill-building book for double-knitting colorwork. Be sure to check out these patterns that Marly and Alasdair specifically mentioned: Footsies and Vasily. You can purchase the book at www.cooperativepress.com
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Also be sure to check out 52 Pick Up, a “Magnum Opus” in double-knitting! Parallax V0.5 (the first in a series!) is an Op-Art style scarf.
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