Pattern Instructions for 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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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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Most of our double knit patterns are worked with 2 yarn strands at a time:  one strand of A and one strand of B.

 

  • When our instructions specify AB, such as k1 AB, this means to knit with both strands held together. 
  • When instructions specify only A or only B, then this means to work with only one strand alone.  Example:  k1 A, p1 B means to knit 1 with A then purl 1 with B.
  • You will be working both sides at once in double knitting, with stitches from each side of the fabric alternating on your needles.  First you will knit a stitch from the side of the fabric facing you, and then you will purl the matching stitch from the opposite side of the fabric to get a match.  Our pattern instructions indicate matching stitches in parenthesis.  Example:  (k1 A, p1 B)