A Tubular Cast On for Double Knitting.

Hey Kids!

I was thinking I would try an educational post today.

For reasons I am not entirely sure about, I have been doing a lot of double knitting lately.  It is a great technique, which can produce some beautiful pieces. Below is a little photo tutorial for a tubular cast on for double knitting.  Although I have shown the cast on for two colours, it works as well for a single colour cast on and for multiple other stitches, such as ribbing and brioche stitch.  If you find it useful, let me know and I will be happy to post more tutorials for other techniques.

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A Tubular Cast On for Double Knitting.

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Step 1

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Step 2

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Step 3

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Step 4

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Step 5

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Step 6

In the next post, I will show you how to work your first row of double knitting.

Happy knitting!

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8 thoughts on “A Tubular Cast On for Double Knitting.

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    • Hi Sam,
      Thanks for your message. I am sorry to hear you are having troubles.
      Looking at the first tutorial; if you start with the tail on the right side, and then work across to the left, you end up with the working yarns on left and tails on right (or above and below as per the final photo). In the next tutorial, we begin the knitting, and so turning our cast-on sts around, we have the working yarn on the right and tails on the left. This is true of a normal cast on as well as this ‘tubular’ cast on. Does that help at all?

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