My weeks of Double Knitting

18 Jul

The double knitting swatch was one that needed to be reknit for my Master Knitter Level 3 portfolio. Over the last two weeks, a chunk of time was spent reviewing and expanding my references, thinking about how I actually construct the stitch. The half combination knitting, continental approach is almost described in Alasdair’s Extreme Double Knitting , which is my turn to reference. I also learn loads from Lucy Neatby’s fab resources. The reviewers also wanted me to explain how I twist the yarns at the beginning of the row.

Here’s a view of how I hold my yarn, working the knit stitch twisted and the purl stitch untwisted.dkfoto

As of today, I’m happy with the swatch. Will I be in a few months? Stay tuned.

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