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Old 11-30-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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Double knitting question
I was just wondering, how do you cast on for double knitting?

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Old 11-30-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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KellyK's our expert on double knitting, but this might help.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:27 PM   #3
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Hm... I think I'll wait for KellyK.... I have no idea what a provisional cast on is :rollseyes:
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It's a temporary cast on that is easy to take out and leaves you with live stitches to use later. Here's a link to how to do the easiest kind.
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Old 11-30-2005, 07:48 PM   #5
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And, HERE'S the video that taught me to crochet a provisional CO.

But, that wont work for REAL double-knitting. The one above works for FAKE double-knitting, which is what Im calling it when you knit the same hat in opposite directions from the same prov CO and then shove one hat inside the other.

REALY doube-knitting requires that you CO double the number of required sts (using your favorite CO method....I used long-tail) in one color, and then in the next row, start knitting a st with one color and purling a st with another color. This technique automatically forms a double fabric. If you want to add a reversible design, you just switch the colors around for the design. Amy's video shows you that part.
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Thank you kellyk!
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:59 PM   #7
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Yer SO welcome! I hope I was clear...I can tend to be rambly sometimes!
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You were VERY clear :D

And now... I get to start my first double knitting project!!

It is very easy :sunny:
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:21 AM   #9
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Wow, Kelly--I finally understand how double-knitting works! Thanks!

I don't know why it remained a mystery for so long. I thought you were performing some kind of knitting magic!
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Well, I WAS wearing a top hat and cape, but no....no magic.
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