Casting on for another double knit scarf this evening. This is a picture of the chart for the first part of it. I’ll show you the FOs after Christmas 🙂 What are you working on today? … Continue reading →
“You can’t walk away from this. With great power comes…. a ton of weird crap you are not prepared to deal with.”
For my 50th blog post, here are some pictures of my first pair of knit socks! 🙂 You can see the pattern and project details on Ravelry. I made these for my husband, and he was kind enough to model them for me: One thing I learned from making these is that I should always read patterns all the way through before … Continue reading →
Double knitting is a technique of knitting two pieces at the same time, wrong sides together, by alternating stitches between the two pieces. If you switch the working yarns back and forth between the two pieces, it will join them together into one reversible piece, like this reversible blanket piece. If you carefully keep the two pieces separate, it gives … Continue reading →
The ribbing is done – and in the whole last color section, I only made 1 mistake! I know that doesn’t sound all that exciting, but it’s a lot better than the 1 or 2 mistakes per round that I was making when I started.
As you can see I’m using double knitting to knit both socks at the same time. It takes some time to get used to, but it’s fun, and I love watching the two socks grow together.
BUT…I have yet to try increasing and decreasing stitches with double knitting. I think I can figure it out though. Let’s see if I can make it through the heel turnings without destroying them completely!
I saw this absolutely fabulous post with detailed instructions on how to knit two socks at once, and this is the real reason I’ve been practicing my double knitting. I have crocheted socks before (once) but this is my first try at knitting them, and I’m really excited! Here’s the project detail on Ravelry. The absolute hardest part so far has been … Continue reading →
First try – nice pattern definition, but too small. Second try – more or less the right size, though still not perfect, but no definition in the pattern – too “noisy”. It actually looks much better in the picture than it does up close. But finally, third time’s the charm – here’s the finished blanket piece – right size, nice pattern … Continue reading →