Knitters, we come now to a moment in our Boost Your Knitting journey where we go deep.
So deep that we’re knitting both the inside and the outside of a hat at the same time.
“It is very straightforward to do,” Jen tells us.
She is not making this up. It’s true! Settle in with Jen Arnall-Culliford blithely at the helm, and prepare to be amazed.
In a sweet 10:57 minutes, in the video tutorial up top, we go from double-knitting neophyte to double-knitting superstar.
As so often happens in knitting, taking our time is the ticket to getting the rhythm of this beautiful technique.
As if one video tutorial weren’t enough, Jen gives us two more wild and wonderful techniques.
Right-leaning, single-pair decrease for double knitting:
And a great two-color cast on for double knitting and also corrugated ribbing:
The Pattern for Your First Double Knitting?
This is good fun. Jen Arnall-Culliford has designed a hat that will provide us with low-dose exposure to this most dazzling of techniques: Peaks and Troughs.
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As we often say at MDK, you can do anything for 50 rounds. By the time it occurs to you that you are committing double knitting (as in “GOOD GRIEF I’M DOUBLE KNITTING”), you’ll be at the top and feeling 100% smug.
What you can’t see is the inside of this hat, where it’s all knit stitches in a reverse color pattern. So. Cool.
As ever, the conversation in the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear group on Ravelry is never ending and full of help.