20 comments on “Double Knitting

  1. Thanks, this is great! Funny, that the first thing I thought when I started watching this was, “Hey, Staci’s nails are different!”

  2. Thank you so much for this wonderful video. I can’t wait to try my hand at double knitting. I’ve been dying to try it for a while.

  3. Hi,

    I am trying to learn how to double knit. I was having trouble until I looked at you video. You always have a way of making different techniques very simple for new knitters like me.

    Do you have any patterns that you have done for double knitting projects? I am looking for scarfs and hats. If not, can you recommend any. I am just starting out so I am not very confident.

    Your videos have been a great help for a newbie’s like me. Thanks again!


  4. Staci,
    I loved the video and it was very helpful but I wish you had started the chart, especially the eagle.

    I just can’t get the hang of following the chart I’m working on.

    So, for your next video knit the eagle.


  5. Hi staci, thanks for the great tutorials…. Is double knitting the same as knitting with two balls together? I am at present attempting to make a baby blanket formy niece/nephew who is to arrive in 4months(very excited) and the pattern calls for 2 strands together to cast on…please help….

  6. I ‘get’ how to do the double knitting, my problem is I always have to keep stopping to untangle my yarns … Every few stitches or so I have to untangle the yarn. For continental it seems simple; just hold both yarn pick the color you need. I knit English so it can be little annoying to try getting the right color on the needle. Any tips?

  7. Tina – it’s sort of the nature of two-color knitting, your yarns will tangle. My solution helps, but isn’t foolproof. I try to turn my work one way after one side, and the other way after knitting the other side. So it twists, then untwists. And, I keep one color on my left side, one on my right. Works for me, but it’s not foolproof.

    S t a c i

  8. I understand how to do the double knitting, but wouldn’t it be easier to just knit two separate, but opposite colors, panels and then put them together? Or is the knitting attached to itself thru-out the panel? I always see where people show a double knitted piece that they pull apart to show that it is 2 separate fabrics. I tried to do a piece on circulars that was the normal pattern followed by the opposite pattern (so like 2 pieces but attached) and worked it in the round. Then all I did was secured the edges. I’m just curious about all the hype lately on this method.

  9. Tina – yes, you are right. Double-knitting is a cool technique, but it isn’t really very efficient, and it’s easy to make a mistake. I usually choose to knit things normally, in-the-round, instead. But it’s one of those mind-blowing techniques, like knitting one sock inside of the other, that some knitters enjoy. Sort of a novelty.
    S t a c i

  10. Oh MY LANTA..!!! I lOVEEEE it.. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and I am definitely making this… Are you a fan too?

  11. Hi everyone! I agree with previous comments, your videos are always great help. So thank you veeeeeeeeeeeery much for making them.
    As for this one: thanks for the tip for tangled yarns. And to add a comment to yours and Tina’s discussion: isn’t knitting pieces separately just Fair Isle knitting and then you sew the pieces together? In that case I’ll have to go on with double knitting, I find it easier to maintain the gauge, especially when there are more than 3 or 4 stitches at once in the same colour. But then I’m not an expert in Fair Isle… at all!
    Oh, and thank you for the ‘perfect nails’ tip too Staci 😉

  12. Hi Staci!

    Thank you so much for all your great videos! They have helped me so, so many times!

    I just tried the double knitting on a dishcloth and the knitting itself is working out, but the CO row has kind of separated into the two different colors so it would be open at the bottom. Is that normal or did I do something wrong? Do yo maybe have to twist the strands while casting on?

    Thanks in advance and greetings from Germany!


  13. So, can you still double-knit if it is in the round? If so, how does that affect the first and last stitch of the row?

  14. Mary – to work double knitting in-the-round, you join in the round as usual, and work the rounds just as you would the rows in double knitting, other than one round being a knit/slip row, and the next round being a purl/slip round. Nothing special about the first and last stitch, other than you need to be sure to CO an even number of stitches. This pattern (not my design) includes video tutorials – I may be forgetting a step or two because I haven’t worked this technique in a long time: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tapestry-cowl

    S t a c i

  15. I am doing a hat with earflaps and I want to make the earflaps gray on one side and cream on the other. I have researched how to do judy’s magic cast on for a seamless bottom color. I have watched your video on how to do the double knitting. Here’s my question. I start with 4+4 stitches .. so 8 sts total. I need to make mirrored m1L and m1R increases .. not sure how to do that. I saw a few videos, but everyone is so different .. I’m now confused. One even only increased at the beginning of the row and then for the mirror on the other end she increased after turning.

    Can you help me with what is the best way to do the increasing? And how to do them properly? Thanks.

  16. I’m making a scarf in single color double knitting. Pattern: cast on even # stitches. All rows *k1, bring yarn to front, sl1pw, move yarn to back* repeat to end of row. I’d like to add buttonholes to front to keep scarf from slipping. Any suggestions on best way to create a nice buttonhole about 4 stitches (2 each side) wide?

    Love your tutorials. I finally learned how to make glove fingers from your video.

  17. Eva – sorry, I really can’t help you without test knitting and writing a pattern for that. It isn’t a simple thing. You sound like a confident knitter – I suggest you test it yourself, I’m sure you can do it. Good luck!

    S t a c i

  18. Do you read the chart for the right side rows right-left and the wrong side rows left-right? Like you would for fair isle? Or do you just read from right to left for the whole chart?

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