Tutorial: Double Knitting

Double Knitting is a very effective method to do colored knitting. It’s a double layer fabric, so it’s thicker and warmer. Depending on how you work the double knitting each layer is the mirror image of the other. You can create a double knitted fabric that looks different on both sides, but it requires some mind twisting.

When double knitting you work either two strands of yarn or with one and change yarn every row/round slipping every second stitch. The first method is a lot faster, but if you are uncomfortable with holding 2 yarns at the same time it probably is easier to do the slip stitch method.

Double knitted textiles are:

  • reversible
  • drape different than one-layer knittings
  • don’t roll at any edge
  • stitches are wider than their height (laying rectangle)

Here are some examples of double knitting:

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Double Knitting series

Part one: Double Knitting
Part two: Cast-On