What can I say about meeting Alasdair Post-Quinn at TNNA? That he’s the ace of double knitting design? That he shows great heart in the face of writing complicated patterns? No longer a diamond in the rough, he will soon be joining the club of published designers with a book?
If you suspect a playing card theme here, you’re right. I had the privilege of meeting Alasdair in the Cooperative Press booth at TNNA:
It turned out he was knitting playing cards!
He tells about his ingenious double knit scarf design in his Fallingblox Designs blog. A hint as to the fun, unexpected twist to this pattern is in its name: “Fifty-Two Pickup”.
I wanted to learn more about Alasdair, and was delighted to find him in Ravelry, as (no surprise) fallingblox where I found more examples of his patterns. Some very exciting news is that he will soon be coming out with a book titled Extreme Double Knitting. Anyone wanting the scoop on when the book will be available for pre-order can sign up for the Cooperative Press mailing list. Shannon Okey, of Knitgrrl fame and Cooperative Press publisher, tells me, “Extreme Double Knitting is going to be featured in an upcoming issue of Interweave Knits.” I’m really looking forward to that!
I leave you with one final image. Are these not the cutest baby booties ever?