Double Knitting

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Double Knitting Class

Learn how to double knit with an EXPERT from the comfort of your own home!

Conquer a fun new challenge. Unravel the enigma behind the technique that allows you to knit two layers simultaneously on the same needles. Lucy Neatby teaches you how in her online Craftsy class Foundations of Double Knitting.

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Like all Craftsy classes, you can watch it whenever, wherever, forever with lifetime access and a full money-back guarantee!

Ready to journey beyond the basics?

Advanced Double Knitting Class

Learn how to tackle bigger adventures in double knitting with an EXPERT from the comfort of your own home!

Move beyond the basics. Master double-knit increases and decreases, cabling and working in the round. Alasdair Post-Quinn teaches you how in his online Craftsy class Adventures in Double Knitting.

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Like all Craftsy classes, you can watch it whenever, wherever, forever with lifetime access and a full money-back guarantee!

 

 

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Double knitting creates a reversible, two- layer, double-thick  fabric.  You work both sides of the fabric at once, with stitches from each side of the fabric alternating on the needles.  When working a double knit fabric, you will first work a stitch from the side of the fabric facing you and then you will work a matching stitch from the opposite side of the fabric.

Double knitting can come in very handy when you would like to create a thick fabric:  a cold-weather hat, a pot holder, a coat.  It was the perfect technique for our crescent hobo purse - we wanted a thick, non-felted purse that does not require lining.  It is also a great technique when you would like freedom in doing color work with 2 colors:  double knitting will allow you to do vertical stripes and any other kind of two-tone fabric without requiring multiple bobbins of yarn, stranding or similar techniques required for complex 2-color work when working in standard knitting.

Many techniques that you use in standard knitting can be used in double-knitting if you apply a little ingenuity.  However,  you really need to be comfortable with doing a particular technique in standard knitting before translating it for use with double knitting.