Wednesday, 21 March 2018

WIP Wednesday: Adventures in Double-Knitting!

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. . . yes, I cast something else on, even if I haven't gotten very far.

Two-colour Double-Knitting cast on to three double-pointed needles. I'm working on a new pattern idea -- the Symbol Gloves.  They're double-knit fingerless gloves with colourwork symbols around the cuff and top of hand -- and the idea is that the pattern will include options for several different symbols!

I've been thinking up a simple symbol library.  So far, I've got ideas of: a Maple Leaf; the Welsh ddraig goch,(red dragon), a set of hearts, and a sketch of an interlocking geometric symbol. 

But, all those symbol ideas don't mean very much if I don't get this cast on and sorted out!  This is my very first foray into double-knitting, and it's definitely an adventure.  It's not super-hard, so please, don't let me scare you away from double-knitting, but it's definitely quite different from normal knitting in the round.  

Yarn is *Northbound Knitting Superwash Merino/Nylon Fingering, in "Littoria" and "Espresso". These are another set of gift-knitting, so the colours were requested by my giftee.   Needles are a set of *HiyaHiya 2mm double-pointed needles (I know, 2mm is tiny, especially for double-knitting, but I didn't want a super thick fabric, either.  It's an experiment!) 

I'm following a couple of tutorials on double-knitting to help me through this, both are from The Yarn Loop.  They show you how to cast on, and how to work in double knitting (and I will post these to my Fiber Arts Resources List, so you can find them there, too!

Well, I think that's it for this week's update! Until next post, folks, and thanks for reading!

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