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Old 09-14-2010, 05:52 PM   #11
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well, double knitting is usually refered to when you talk about making ONE fabric with 2 stochinette sides (maybe interlaced with different colors) but there you turn your work and create edges, not a tube.

Interesting technique, though. I still think on from that point and around to practical usage and time to use it... one day I will laugh out loud because this technique will save me from a thight spot.
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:20 AM   #12
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Yes, this technique is referred to as a form of double-knitting.

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No, I am not trying to confuse you all . I just love this technique. I like the idea of using 2 needles to make something which usually requires dpns or circular needles.

There is a Double Knitting Yahoo Group, but I first learned the technique from a pattern in a knitting magazine.

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I have made plenty of things using this technique and they do not take a long time to knit.

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Old 09-19-2010, 12:02 PM   #15
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Is there an instruction for that open cast on for this method? I'd love to learn that.

I have already experimented with this double work technique and have made some stunning progress in design. (making a self hemming fabric for open sides of stochinette, neat!!)
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Here is a link to one method of open-tube cast-on: http://lost-arts.blogspot.com/2007/0...open-tube.html . The mug warmer/wrist cuff I am doing is one of Kelly Klem's designs and she uses a different open-tube cast-on method. To order this and other patterns using this method go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/klymyshynde...ion_id=5120832. It is probably an easier method, but see for yourself.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you. I had wanted to ask you about this cast on.

I have been playing with your information and came up with this technique for myself that is just partial double knitting and keeps my stochinette from curling...

http://hyperactiveknitting.blogspot....-knitting.html

Have you ever tried that? I am curious.
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Hi Hyperactive,

I have been looking at the technique you have devised and am beginning to get my head around it. It would be interesting to see a picture of a project you have completed with this technique in place, but well done on finding a use for the tubular knitting technique!

Btw, which part of Germany are you in? I visited your country twice in the '60s and two of my sisters were there several times during their school and university years in the '60s and '70s.

I hope you try lots more things with the tubular d-k technique!

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Hi Hyperactive,

I have been looking at the technique you have devised and am beginning to get my head around it. It would be interesting to see a picture of a project you have completed with this technique in place, but well done on finding a use for the tubular knitting technique!

Btw, which part of Germany are you in? I visited your country twice in the '60s and two of my sisters were there several times during their school and university years in the '60s and '70s.

I hope you try lots more things with the tubular d-k technique!

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Hi!
I am thinking of doing a scarf and have already gotten some thick white yarn for that. The scarf may have ribs on the back and st st on the front. But then it is just funny for knitters and only if they look closely.
So I am stuck on deciding if I want reversible cables in it or maybe a lacey pattern down the middle or something. I will shout out loud when I am there.
I also think, I need a picot cast on and bind off to make it look nice. But all that planning keeps me away from my cast on

I live in Hamm, that is near Dortmund and Münster at the east edge of Ruhr Valley. Maybe you have been anywhere near here? I yet have to visit Ireland. I have been to England (a few times) and Scotland but that is not the same, I know.
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I am currently working on a scarf with this technique (pretty much like the sampler I made, just all at once )
I will show pictures of it soon and publish the instruction. It took me a bit to figure out how to find the right number of stitches but I finally got to it.
I will link my blogpost about that scarf here once I post it.
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