Alasdair is a computer technician in the Boston area; he spends much of his spare time as a knitwear designer, focusing specifically on double-knitting, which is a hand-knitting technique that creates a fabric with no wrong side. Until recently, a typical double-knit fabric was either tubular or two-colored with the opposite side showing a mirror image in opposite colors from the facing side. Over the past few years, people here and there have been pushing the boundaries of double-knitting to include more complex color and structure variations.
While Alasdair cannot claim to be the only one pushing these boundaries, he is among those on the forefront of innovation in double-knitting. His book, entitled Extreme Double-Knitting, documents a snapshot of his repertoire of esoteric double-knitting techniques (as well as being a guide for beginning double-knitters), but he is continuing to develop techniques and apply them to new designs.
In addition to designing patterns, Alasdair also travels all over North America to teach workshops for all levels of double-knitting experience.