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« on: December 15, 2006 01:32:30 PM »

I know I've heard of this. Heck, I've even read a tutorial on it way back when. But for the life of me, I cannot remember the name of this method! That's all I ask. So then I can search for it and learn how to do this.

It's this technique where you knit with straight needles and it forms a tube, like knitting in the round.. Except not. Anyway, any help is appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006 01:36:31 PM »

I-cord?  But even then you need double points..
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2006 01:37:09 PM »

there is a way to do an i cord on straights, go to knittinghelp.com and look through the videos, i know i've seen it on their website
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2006 01:42:38 PM »

I think it's called double knitting.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2006 01:56:54 PM »

It is not I-cord.

I did think it was double knitting- but I'm not so sure... It's used for reversable patterns. I remember reading a guide on knitty about it (the technique I'm looking for) but I cannot find it anymore.

I am continuing to search more about double knitting- but nothing mentions it forming a tube.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006 02:06:07 PM »

Not double knitting, really. I think mynailsarepink1 means knitting in the round, but on single-pointed, straight needles - sort of a knitter's party trick. I've done this and you basically work every other stitch in one direction, turn your work, then work the stitches you just skipped.

Does that make sense? Give it a try; it's fun!
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006 02:12:44 PM »

Not double knitting, really. I think mynailsarepink1 means knitting in the round, but on single-pointed, straight needles - sort of a knitter's party trick. I've done this and you basically work every other stitch in one direction, turn your work, then work the stitches you just skipped.

Does that make sense? Give it a try; it's fun!

Yes! That is it! Man, thanks a ton, Fun4Bambi!

Whew, now I can give my brain a rest from trying to conjure up what it was.

Does anyone know the name of this trick? I would like to look it up still (I just KNOW it's on knitty, and just for my peace of mind, I'd like to follow their tutorial so I know exactly what I'm doing.)

In the meantime, I guess I will just mess around and hopefully get it right!
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006 05:31:10 PM »

That *is* double knitting.  There's a few different techniques which will permit an opened tube or a piece which has a joined front and back, but the basic idea is the same.
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006 05:42:26 PM »

woo, vindicated!  Smiley

Though I see the confusion--there's a few different related techniques called double knitting, many of which involve making a reversible pattern with two colors rather than making a tube. But it's the same idea, basically.
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2006 01:21:36 PM »

i would call it double knitting:

http://www.pretendingsanity.com/knitting_iframe.php?id=19
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