An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Thursday, June 25, 2015
As a distraction from my cardigan front that needs re-doing, I decided to try out double knitting. Issue 17 of Knit Now magazine has clear, step-by-step instructions. The hearts in these pictures are back to back and created simultaneously. I cast on again and did a few rows so you can see how it looks during working:
On this row the green stitches were knitted and the orange stitches purled, taking both yarns back and forth between each stitch. Then on the next row, the orange stitches will be knitted and the green purled, to create two layers of stocking stitch, back to back. My tension is not great, but I see the principle and think it's rather clever.