Well, the good news for me is that Spring here in Boston has been very chilly, so there is still time to wear these scarfs! For anyone who hasn't tried double knitting if you can knit and purl it's very very easy, plus it's a good intro to color work!
First I made myself this knit star scarf (pattern here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=112306.0
The yarn is a pattons wool/acrylic blend:
sorry these are so huge! I'm not sure why. . .
I thought the scarf was kinda skinny, but double knitting is thick so it's nice not having too much around my neck.
And my lovely boyfriend was jealous of the scarf, so I made him one too. It's a modified argyle pattern I drafted (the first time I've done that) in charcoal and gray. He loves it and so do I! This is Pattons Canadia acrylic, a realy nice acrylic, I enjoyed knitting with it (we're vegan but he doesn't wear wool).
Isn't he the cutest?!
The cool thing about double knitting is that the sides are reversed in terms of the color pattern.
Both scarfs have minor mistakes in the color work and stitching, but, well most wouldn't notice them but me.
The only thing I don't like (and you can't see too well here) are that the edges have weird wrapping issues and are bumpy weird in some places, this makes them look "home made" which as the BF pointed out is a good thing. Also, in the second scarf the argyle skinny stripes are only one stitch thick and they sometimes didn't show up, I'm not sure if this because of the double knitting or if I was wrapping my yarn wrong. . .
Thanks to Craftster for showing me double knitting!!