Previously in the double knit tutorial series, we learned to cast on, and then to work the first row. To continue the double knit technique series, let’s look at working a chart, and creating a tidy slipped stitch edge as we go.
Aww, isn’t it sweet! The chart is 7 stitches wide so we cast on 14 stitches in total: 7 for the front and 7 for the back. Double knitting creates a fabric twice as thick as a stockinette stitch fabric, with both sides showing the ‘right’, or knit-side of a stockinette stitch fabric. Although completely different patterns can be worked on each side, for this example we are going to work the same pattern in reversed colours–i.e. a grey square on a pink background. This is achieved by working the knit stitch in one colour and the following purl stitch in the other colour every time, as illustrated below.
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Last, but not least, we will look at how to finish off the work with a tubular bind off.
Til then, Happy Knitting,