Wednesday, 28 March 2018

WIP Wednesday: Symbol Gloves

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Two-colour Double-Knitting on a double-pointed needle set.  There is one partial row completed.
Well, it's going to be a short WIP Wed update today.  My current discovery is that double-knitting k1, p1, ribbing is actually a really, really slow process for the inexperienced!  Since last week's post I have knit only about half a row of ribbing -- it took me that long to get this joined in the round properly and going.

My other discovery is that it wasn't the best idea to cast this on in a yarn that seems to have a tendency to split.  I've worked with the *Northbound Knitting Merino Nylon before, and it didn't split on me, so now I'm wondering if it's this particular needle/yarn combination.    I also did manage to split the yarn during one of many attempts to cast on, so maybe it's just that, too. I'm still impressed enough to give it a few rows and see what happens.

. . . a few rows will probably be another week or so, at my current pace!  I'm really hoping I can get into the rhythm of the double-knitting and it will speed up when I don't have to constantly check my place.

All that said, I'm really enjoying my foray into double-knitting. It's not nearly as hard as I thought it would be, just fiddly and slow at the moment.

As always, thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more of my adventures in learning double-knitting!

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