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MrsDavis3
06-24-2007, 09:21 PM
Has anyone ever double-knitted with two different yarns, same gauge?
For example, have you used an outdoorsy wool one side and a silky one for the lining to make a super warm thing that could be worn next to the skin? It seems to me that as long as they were the same thickness, it could be done.

Ingrid
06-24-2007, 09:30 PM
I've never done it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.:shrug: It sounds like a great idea!

redwitch
06-25-2007, 09:18 AM
What an interesting idea and something that never occurred to me. I think it is just one of those things that hasn't been done yet that we've heard about. I have thought really hard and I can't think of a single problem with it. Great idea. Ooh like mittens with a soft lining and tough outside!
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/FEATextreme2in1.html
If I could be bothered learning DK I would find this one of the most useful applications for it!

MrsDavis3
06-26-2007, 09:37 PM
I'm going to try it. I have one skein of Artyarns Regal silk which knits up at about the same gauge as some shetland wool I have. I'll see how a swatch turns out with those two. I love experiments.