Knitting Double: Mastering the Two-Color Technique with Over 30 Reversible Projects

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Knitting double, also known as double knitting, is a technique by which knitters can create two fabrics at the same time, and this guidebook includes step-by-step instructions with photographs to help master this method. Crafters learn how the front and back are knitted simultaneously and the stitches are worked in pairs. While the “right side” of the fabric normally faces outward, and the “wrong side” faces the inside of the work, double knitting creates the illusion of a fabric with no wrong side. More than 30...
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Overview


Knitting double, also known as double knitting, is a technique by which knitters can create two fabrics at the same time, and this guidebook includes step-by-step instructions with photographs to help master this method. Crafters learn how the front and back are knitted simultaneously and the stitches are worked in pairs. While the “right side” of the fabric normally faces outward, and the “wrong side” faces the inside of the work, double knitting creates the illusion of a fabric with no wrong side. More than 30 projects are included, beginning with basic patterns and simpler projects, such as hats or scarves, and moving into the more complex, such as mittens, potholders, and even cell phone cozies. This book is the perfect resource for the intermediate to advanced knitter looking to expand their repertoire.
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Editorial Reviews

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“[The book] shows the versatility and variety of projects that can be worked with this technique. … [L]ots of interesting ideas here, and the photography is great and inspiring.”—About.com Knitting Expert Sarah E. White

“For newbies … mastering how to both understand and accomplish the desired outcome will be worth it. … The patterns are beautiful. If you aren’t familiar with double knitting, it is worth learning and adding to your repertoire.”—Examiner.com

“The title says it all: playful patterned double knits with no wrong or right side. … These double-layered designs are completely reversible, so you can flip them around or turn them inside out for a completely different look.”—Knit Simple

Knitting Double provides both the basic how-to’s of double-knitting techniques and 30 projects on which to practice your newfound skills … Intermediate and advanced knitters will be delighted to master this technique.”—Creative Knitting

Library Journal
09/01/2014
For all its complexities, double knitting has its advantages, as knitter Belle mentions in the foreword to this collection of accessory and home-decor patterns. Specifically, no rolling edges, no wrong side, and no weaving in of ends—the bane of all knitters who enjoy colorwork. That said, it's not the easiest technique to master, and it requires a good deal of patience to learn. Belle's style leans toward the bright and bold, with graphic geometric shapes alongside traditional motifs such as Scandinavian stars and fleurs-de-lis, and simple pictures also feature prominently in her designs. The construction of most of the accessories is simple—lots of scarves and hats, which are the perfect canvas for double knitting. The colorwork charts are on a poster-sized pull-out in the back of the book, and if that disappears, the work loses much of its usefulness—something that selectors should consider before purchasing. VERDICT There aren't a lot of books focused on double-knitting patterns, so advanced knitters will embrace this collection. Knitters who are new to the technique may want to start with Alasdair Post-Quinn's Extreme Double-Knitting, which gives a comprehensive overview of basic double-knitting practices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570766046
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 5/15/2014
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 304,097
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Anja Belle: Anja Belle is a popular German knitting designer.
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Table of Contents


Knitting Double

02 Table of contents
08 Around the corner scarf
10 Touch of color
12 Colorful hair scrunchie
14 Circles and boomerangs
16 Criss-Cross
18 Fingerless gloves
20 Star pattern from the far north
22 Classic star hat
24 Star mittens
26 Quick-change artist
28 Inca style for the feet
30 Graceful Lily Scarf
32 Bright floral mittens
34 Bright floral socks
38 Bathmat
40 Comfortable cat bed
42 Best friends dog bed
44 iphone striped cover
46 Checkered pencil case
48 Cuddly baby blanket
50 Trinket boxes
52 Hot chilies place mats
54 Cherry place mats
56 Tangy lemon place mats
58 A splash of color potholders
60 Vacation mood for the kitchen
62 Romantic flower potholders
64 Cool guy can cooler
66 Chinese character placemats
68 Black and Red oven mitts
70 Christmas is coming
72 Double knitting basic instructions

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