Sunday, May 24, 2009

DK - Double Knitting

And no, that doesn't mean knitting twice as fast!
I just completed my first Double Knitting Project... a humble little checkered wash cloth.Double knitting involves using two yarns and basically knitting the front and back of a two layer piece at the same time. It's super thick and will be perfect for sopping up wet messes!

For one in my crafty life I learned a new skill on a little managable piece instead of a big extensive involved project (see my shawl project). Took a little while to get used to the technique, and my stiches look messy as hell, but I'm itching to start a bigger piece now!

6 comments:

On a Whimsey said...

Congratulations!! They say big things come from little acorns.. or something like that!

Sweet Heaven said...

add you to my son's site okey add him too.

Nancy said...

Good for you for being ambitious though!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Congrats on the new skill!

Clara said...

That looks fascinating. I've seen things made that way but have no idea how to do it. Now you have me curious and I'm going to have to look up a tutorial. BTW, it looks like you did a great job.

Pink said...

I watched a girl at my Knitting night work on this awesome scarf with a heart pattern, and I kept thinking "I could do that!" but man, her scarf has taken a long time... I guess I can credit group crafting with keeping the challenges going!