Double-knitting

26 July – meeting host Denise

Double-knitting seems to do the impossible – it creates a reversible two colour fabric.

Double-knit fabrics are two layers of fabric worked (and tightly bonded) together – one layer of stockinette facing toward you and another layer of stockinette facing away.

Great for items such as scarves, blankets, or any garment you would like to be reversible plus heels of socks and any other part of a garment you would like to strenghten up.

Denise demonstrating how to double-knit

Beverley working on her double-knitting sample

The key to success is concentration!

Concentration and patience!

There are excellent books on double-knitting.  The Essential Guide to Colour Knitting by Margaret Radcliffe and Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman which has comprehensive instruction on casting on, knitting technique, shaping and binding off plus a pattern treasury.

About Onslow Fibrecrafts Guild

We love Knitting, felting, spinning, weaving and other fibre crafts. We meet twice a month to share skills and learn new ones. Our usual meeting place is Johnsonville Community Centre Trust Room on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, from 9.30am to 11.30am The Guild is affiliated to New Zealand Creative Fibre which helps us to:  Invite tutors to expand our own skills,  Enjoy Creative Fibre workshops and festivals  Enter our work in Creative Fibre exhibitions  Contact with fibrecrafters all around the world  Organise events with other area guilds
This entry was posted in Events. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Double-knitting

  1. Cool post Mum! Everyone looked like they were concentrating very hard! I hope no-one went home suffering from brain strain!!!
    Love Alice XXX

  2. Cathee says:

    Thanks Denise for being a patient teacher. I finished my sample piece last night after some unpicking and muttered words. I’m really pleased with the result so now I’m thinking what I could use this double knitting technique for. My latest idea is a reversible garment. I wonder if that will eventuate!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s