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Old 11-27-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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the way I cast on for double knitting
I take both threads/yarn colors
and with BOTh strands in hand, i do whatever cast on I want (long tail for me)
then I have equal numbers of stitches side by side
yeah I have to switch some Red black black Red to Red Black Red Black
the first row is the ONLY one that is hard
once they are in line, I find it is easiest to think in terms of following the pattern as ONe sided, BUT, to do the stitch you do color one knit, then color two Purl
so if the color pattern is red red red black red red red black red red red black
you Kred Pblack Kred Pblack Kred Pblack, Kblack Pred, Kred Pblack Kred Pblack Kred Pblack Kred Pblack Kred Pblack Kred Pblack, Kblack Pred, Kred Pblack Kred Pblack Kred Pblack
it sounds hard, and at first it is
then it gets easy and it can be done
I did the "they call them pirates" hat in Double knitting
turned out GREAT (the second time I did it)
I also did the fake Isles hat, that one came out GREAT
I still wear it, its SO warm

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