Monday, July 9, 2012

Double Knitting

Finished! Learning to knit Continental style made a huge difference. 

Dots Cowl (mine ravelled here)
knit in Knitpicks Chroma Worsted, Roller Skate colorway, and Patrons Astra in cream

Double knitting is some kind of magic.  You're basically knitting 1-1 ribbing with alternating colors. Because the ribbing is so small, each side looks like stockinette.


I'm really thrilled with the way it turned out, although I admit that I'm not ready to start another double knitting project yet. It took fifteen minutes per round, and, probably because I'm new to holding the yarn Continental style, it made my hands hurt. It was worth it though! I think the recipient will really like it... and if she doesn't, I hope she lies to me.

5 comments:

  1. That is FABULOSO!!! Nice job! :-)

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  2. Beautiful! I'm proud of you for learning this new skill and making something so cool.

    Lynn

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  3. Wow, soooo cute, Bonnie - love it!!!

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  4. Whoa. I am totally impressed. I began Continental knitting last winter--I love it for the endless rounds of stockinette on HUGE sweaters!

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  5. I've only used English knitting for my double knits. I'll have to try continental... you really think it works better? Both colors in your left hand? I've wondered about one color in each hand...

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