Lucy Neatby: Double Knitting

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Lucy Neatby: Double Knitting


Learn the double knitting technique to create two sided, knitted fabric. It’s completely reversible! You’ll also learn the amazing “trick” of knitting in the round on straight needles (they said it couldn’t be done) and knitting a tube within a tube. Double up your learning in this full day (6 hour) workshop with Lucy Neatby.

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What It's All About

Join Lucy for a full day workshop experimenting with double knit fabrics. This is the Canadian knitter’s version of a “double double”! In this workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to work through a variety of Double Knitting (DK) techniques to produce two-sided fabrics. Make a voyage of discovery, starting with tubular knitting (knitting in the round) on straight needles, then creating tubes within tubes and the options they present. You’ll also learn how to establish positive/negative patterning on a double faced fabric (completely reversible patterning) and work through the structural changes and opportunities this creates. Lucy will share her tips and techniques for manipulating yarns for efficient work. You’ll also have an opportunity to create channels and pockets in your knitted work by switching from DK to single knitting and back again. Other techniques will include a condensed bind off and shaping basics (increasing and decreasing) within DK. You will be completely amazed at the “magic” you and your knitting needles can perform when you unlock the mysteries of working two sides of your project at once.

This workshop will take place at the Hilton Doubletree Silverbirch Conference Centre. You will be treated to a hot continental breakfast, buffet lunch and non-stop beverages and snacks all day long (included in your registration fee). You’ll enjoy the retreat atmosphere that the hotel provides while learning new skills.

Photos and Designs by Lucy Neatby: Pinstripe DK Mittens, Sky Diamond DK Hat, and Doubly Delicious Scarves.

Skill Level

Intemediate and up.

Please bring:

  • 2 balls of yarn, approximately 25g each, in contrasting and solid colours. Use a sport, dk or worsted weight yarn.

  • 2 sets of double pointed needles (DPNs) of same or different sizes US 3 - 6 (3.5 - 4.5 mm). The needles should work with the yarn you bring (see above).

  • Scissors

  • Crochet hook (same size or smaller as DPNs above)

  • Usual knitting paraphernalia (wool needle, measuring tape, etc.)


Cast on 48 sts in the round and work 2 rounds of 1x1 rib (k1, p1). Use whatever type of needles you prefer. Leave the stitches on the needle.

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About Lucy Neatby:

River City Yarns is so pleased to welcome Lucy Neatby back to Edmonton. Lucy is an internationally recognized teacher, designer, and writer who thrills knitters around the world with her inimitable charm, knowledge, and uniquely colourful designs. Her passion for nurturing and empowering knitters, and putting them in control of their art, is legendary! She is the author three books: Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style, A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-knitters! and the Learn With Lucy DVD series (16 titles). Barb and Cynthia have taken several workshops with her, have knit from her books and single patterns and watched her dvds. She’s an engaging instructor with a love of colour, design and technique; you’ll be inspired, motivated and energized after spending a day with Lucy.

This workshop includes:

  • 6 hours of magic while you learn how to double knit and about the variety of double knit techniques;

  • pro tips and helpful ideas to improve your knitting skills;

  • breakfast, lunch and awesome snacks and refreshments throughout the day; and

  • the motivation to create your own double knit design (or follow one of Lucy’s amazing patterns)!

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • This workshop will be held at the HIlton Doubletree Silverbirch Conference Centre. The hotel is located at 16615 109th Avenue NW, Edmonton.

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens! And because we are hosting a special guest, there are more up front expenses involved. Here is our cancellation policy for this special event:

    • If you cancel 30 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee.

    • If you need to cancel in the 30 day period prior to the workshop, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee only if we are able to fill your spot from our waitlist.

    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may invite a friend to take your place.

    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact