Crafty Cathy

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Double Knitting, a lesson

Posted by 2ton Inspired on November 28, 2007

As usual when I need to learn a new knitting technique I head over to I think she’s got the best tutorials, but I wished there was more for the double knitting. Beggars can’t be choosers I suppose. It took me awhile to find a CO method and I’m still not getting it right. I chose to hold both yarns together and CO long-tail but they keep twisting so that the bottom edge has a random pattern. I also didn’t realize that twisting the yarn at the end/beginning of a row would help “seam” the sides closed.

It took god awful long to do that first row. My hands were not use to holding the yarn, backwards stitches, wrong colors and knitting both the front together. It was a little, ok HUGE mess. Lots of undoing rows. I suppose that’s what happens when I try out two new things! The second new thing is the chart. I made a 66×20 chart of text and for some reason it didn’t hit me until half way through that the text on the backside would be backwards. Duh. I also think I messed up the chart some but I blame it on the learning experience of double knitting.

So now I’m working on a second “test” with a tweaked chart and a better grasp of double knitting.

Exciting stuff. Can’t wait until I produce something useful!


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