A Taste of Double Knitting

1-2 class hours.

Double knitting magically create two layers of fabric from one row of knitting. You’ll learn one way to cast on for double knitting, how to work in pairs of stitches, and how to bind off said pairs neatly. The class will also cover ways to neaten the selvage, switch colors to make stripes, and keep the side edge open instead of closed. Lastly we’ll discuss finishing and weaving in ends on two-sided fabric. Once you master the basics, you’ll find a multitude of uses for this brilliant technique!

Know Before You Show

Cast on, knit, purl, bind off; how to work a long-tail cast-on.

Materials 

  • 50 yds each in 2 colors #4 medium weight yarn, preferably in light or bright colors
  • Knitting needles in size appropriate for yarn

Homework

None.