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New postby DorothyL on Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:08 am

This is double knit. It was a lot of fun. As you can see it is reversible with the cats in reverse on either side. I already have plans for more double knits.

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New postby lendube on Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:55 am

I absolutely love that, Dorothy! May I ask where you found the pattern? And how do you do a "double knit"?
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New postby HeyJudee on Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:06 am

Wow...a lot of knitting there!
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New postby bridesmom on Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:18 pm

I love it!!! How on earth did you do it??? It's so cute! Where did you get the pattern!!!!!
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New postby Magot on Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:26 pm

That looks fun!
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New postby sewingmom on Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:50 am

Dorothy, what are the dimensions.
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New postby DorothyL on Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:31 am

How to double knit --

You cast on two colors at a time -- holding the threads together and make sure the stitches on the needle are gray/black -- gray/black -- in that order all the way across.

Then you knit one color and purl the next. Be sure both threads are in back when you knit one and both are in front when you purl one.

Some how you end up with all the purls in the middle and the different colored knit on either side. It makes a very thick fabric because not only do you have the double thickness you have the threads you are carrying in there too.

Changing colors is kind of confusing so I'd suggest you do something really simple to start. but basically you just knit the side facing you with the color you want in each particular stitch and purl in the opposite color on the next stitch. Again, remember to carry both stitches from side to side as you knit and purl.
It is worked from a chart.
The pattern is on Ravelry, Lennie, but if you pm me I can email you a copy.
This one is almost six feet long and about five inches wide.

I bought some cotton for pot holders for my sister-in-law's birthday.

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New postby lendube on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:22 pm

Thanks, Dorothy, but I found it. Ravelry is terrific but looking for some simple men's socks stumped me. I found several pair but they all seemed to need a size 1.5 or 2 needle. I don't have the patience for that. I guess I'll find more under unisex I suppose.

I love the scarf and have got it in my "queue" on the site. Thanks for 'splaining. Interesting technique.
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New postby bridesmom on Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:26 pm

I think I get it. My minds a little foggled right now, I need a nap. But I sure do like the scarf.
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New postby lendube on Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:58 pm

Figured it out. I put in fingering yarn instead of worsted. No wonder all I got was itty bitty needles. I've started some socks for dh out of Fishermen's Wool by Lion Brand. A Ravelry pattern. Color Oak Tweed. I might have them done by Xmas.......... :roll: I'm not such a slow knitter while I'm knitting. I just tend to lose interest thoughout projects and set them down for a while. Not so with sewing. I seldom have a UFO with sewing. With other needlework I have tons. :roll:
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