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« on: April 14, 2007 05:30:57 PM »

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!!
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DeepSeaPurl
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007 06:06:56 PM »

WOW!!  These are pretty freakin' amazing!!  They both look really nicely finished - those edges don't bother me.  Good work!
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lillizzyl
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007 06:11:56 PM »

i really want to try double knitting, but i can't bring myself to start any projects that are for wintery things like a scarf right now.   Tongue  i really love the argyle pattern you did!
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bubblegirl
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2007 08:51:11 AM »

I've been wanting to try double knitting for awhile now and these definitely are now on my to-knit list.
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catfern
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007 03:43:12 PM »

These are stunning. I must investigate this further!
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trinabrielle
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2007 04:29:57 PM »

Both scarves look great! I really like the argyle pattern you created.
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thegarby
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2007 05:49:25 PM »

These are awesome. I'm especially in love with the argyle one....or anything argyle!
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007 07:16:35 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments guys!!

The argyle one is my favorite too - if you want I can see if I can scan in the pattern and put it up.

Double knitting is definitely a winter project, the scarves are so so warm. But it took me forever (it's like knitting 2 scarves at once) so if you're thinking about it you might want to start in September.
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I really really really would love to have Interweave Knits Spring 2007 for those Eunny Chang entrelac socks. . . Does anyone want to swap for it?! I have yarn, I can sew, embroider, knit.
apixiegrl
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007 09:05:42 AM »

very awesome..!!!
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CrystalinNC
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007 09:57:28 AM »

Now those are seriously cool scarves!  I've never tried double knitting, but this makes me want to.
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