So, I became recently fascinated with the technique called double-knitting. I always enjoy learning a new technique, and I love the reversible nature of the finished products. But I didn’t want to bog myself down with trying to do something in the round, so I thought I’d make squares, and stitch them together to make a “quilt.” I am so excited by this project idea!
But I need to find charts that are all about the same size, or that I can adapt to be the same size so that I can make consistent squares. I am thinking of either a Hawaiian theme, or some sort of tribal theme.
Here’s one chart I found so far:
It’s 50 stitches wide by 30 stitches high. I wonder if I can square it up and make it 40 by 40?
I’d like to find 2 -3 different charts, then I’ll use some solid squares and mix the different patterned squares in my quilt somehow. I wonder if this would work???
8/7/2014 Update; I finally casted on for a practice double knitting square, and boy, was it a doozy! I frogged and re-tried 3 times! I think I finally got the cast-on this morning. I used the Judy’s Magic Cast-On method that’s been adapted for double knitting. Here’s the video:
She goes kind of fast – especially for someone who’s never done this type of cast-on before, even for regular knitting. But I paused the video a lot, and watched it over and over. I think I got it 🙂 I guess I’ll see tonight when I actually try knitting up a few rows!
8/9/2014 Update; OK, so here’s my very first double-knitting project, a practice butterfly. I made a few mistakes, and after I had started doing it, I saw a video on how to make the edges cleaner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-BLtYkAfa8&list=UUeNOvADIVMTS1g1zxcyos3A&index=9
Next time I’ll have try that method.
But here’s how my butterfly came out.
It took me about 4 tries to get the cast-on worked out. And then once I had to frog because I realized I didn’t cast on enough stitches. But I think I’ve got the hang of it now. Just need to keep practicing!
3/2/2015; I had tried my hand at double-knitting again with this pattern:
Can you see my mistakes? LOL And my stitches are still loose and wonky. I guess I have to keep practicing!