Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Double Knitting

So now that we know that knitting may lead us to greater mental health in our "golden" years. Let's do more of, learn a slew of techniques and never forget a thing! <-- I got a little excited there, but no worries.

I've been interested in Double Knitting for awhile now since I saw an episode on Knitty Gritty, oh I guess about 5 or 6 years ago, when it came on at a relatively decent hour. There was a lady, I can't remember her name (of course - I stopped knitting for a few years, so the mojo didn't take effect), and she was working a scarf using the DKing technique. I began making one as well, but put it down, and when I picked it up again, the method did not come back easily at all. I finally finished it up last summer, but not necessarily to my liking, but that in and of itself was a blessing, because I saw something else it could be :).

So with that in mind, I have been perusing the Internet today looking for Double Knitting tutorials, there are a multitude of them, but I needed to find one that suited my particular learning style. There are actually two; The first really struck me as simple, which is always desirable for me, the simpler, the better. The second one, was the way I had seen on KG oh so long ago, and I'd like to give it another go. Either way, I hope that you will give DKing a try if you already haven't, and if you have let me know some of the things you've done, how you like it, and what you find helpful.

Be Blessed

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Good luck with your double knitting. It can be alot of fun once you get the hang of it. A bit slow for my taste, but still a useful knitting skill.