Basic Double Knitting Techniques

Basic Double Knitting Techniques photo
Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Intermediate
 
Class type
Technique
 
Supplies needed
For bag: 1 oz (25 g) of sport, DK, or worsted-weight yarn
For coaster: 1 oz (25 g) of yarn in main color (MC), AND 1 oz (25 g) of yarn in contrasting color (CC). Use sport, DK, or worsted-weight yarn, but make sure both colors are the same weight.
For both: Double-pointed needles in size appropriate for yarn chosen, approximately 7" (18 cm) in length
Blunt darning needle
Coilless safety pin
F (3.75 mm) or G (4 mm) crochet hook
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
None
 
Techniques to be covered
Applications for double knitting
Double knitting a single-color tube
Counting rows
Tubular cast-on (two colors)
Two-color double knitting (two methods)
Reading a chart for double knitting
Fixing mistakes
Condensed bind-off
Weaving in ends
Optional: Double-strand cast-on
Optional: Double-strand garter selvedge
Optional: Double-strand SSK bind-off
Optional: Tubular cast-on
Optional: Tubular bind-off

Class Description
Double knitting is pure magic. Using one method, a piece worked flat opens up as if it had been knit in the round. Using another method, the image created on the front of the fabric will appear in reverse image on the back. Learn both methods to create a small bag and a two-sided coaster, while practicing appropriate cast-on, bind-off, and chart-reading techniques.