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how_german
« on: April 12, 2007 08:03:26 AM »

Do any of you guys know how to do shaping while working in double-knitting?

I have an idea for a scarf, but it requires some decreases and increases to make it a shape (wiggly, like SnB's wavy gravy) and I'd really prefer it to be double-knit.

I've got no idea how to go about doing that though...or if it's even possible.  Huh

Thanks, guys! (or gals, rather)

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pieknits
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007 04:53:51 PM »

Yep! It's definitely possible.  It's kind of like working cables, as you have to rearrange the stitches.  Probably the best tutorials are on Stitch Diva's site here:

http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=142
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how_german
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2007 05:05:32 PM »

You rock my world.  Grin
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Gummy
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007 06:26:32 PM »

Oh awesome!  I've been wondering about that too...
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tinyplasticmeat
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007 10:04:34 AM »

I've been making some double-knit hats lately...don't have any pictures just yet but the decreases were fun to do!

I tried the Stitch Diva way but it didn't quite work out. This is what I do:

To make your decreases, first you have to rearrange your stitches. Slip your MC to the right needle, slip your CC to a cable needle and hold at the back, slip your next MC to the right needle, slip the CC back to the left needle, and slip both MCs back to the left needle.

For a left-slanting decrease, SSK the MC as usual. Then P2tog the CC.
For a right-slanting decrease, K2tog the MC as usual. Then P2tog the CC through the BACK loops.

That gives you matching decreases on both sides of the knitting.

I haven't tried increases yet...good luck with your scarf!
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how_german
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007 12:42:20 PM »

Awesome, I need as many hints as I can get! Thanks!
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queenoftroy
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007 08:08:38 AM »

increases are done just about the same way as deceases.

you make paired ones.

i have done several double knit hats, and a double knit vest (with a V neck) and a gazzilion potholders.
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