Knitters, we come now to a moment in our Boost Your Knitting journey where we go deep.
So deep that we’re knitting both the inside and the outside of a hat at the same time.
“It is very straightforward to do,” Jen tells us.
She is not making this up. It’s true! Settle in with Jen Arnall-Culliford blithely at the helm, and prepare to be amazed.
In a sweet 10:57 minutes, in the video tutorial up top, we go from double-knitting neophyte to double-knitting superstar.
As so often happens in knitting, taking our time is the ticket to getting the rhythm of this beautiful technique.
As if one video tutorial weren’t enough, Jen gives us two more wild and wonderful techniques.
Right-leaning, single-pair decrease for double knitting:
And a great two-color cast on for double knitting and also corrugated ribbing:
The Pattern for Your First Double Knitting?
This is good fun. Jen Arnall-Culliford has designed a hat that will provide us with low-dose exposure to this most dazzling of techniques: Peaks and Troughs.
As we often say at MDK, you can do anything for 50 rounds. By the time it occurs to you that you are committing double knitting (as in “GOOD GRIEF I’M DOUBLE KNITTING”), you’ll be at the top and feeling 100% smug.
What you can’t see is the inside of this hat, where it’s all knit stitches in a reverse color pattern. So. Cool.
Yarns? Of Course!
There’s a discount coupon code! Order up the Boost Your Knitting Winter Kit of yarns to use for the final three patterns in the Boost Your Knitting series. Find all the details about this kit over at Arnall-Culliford Knitwear, right here. Use the coupon code WELOVEMDK at checkout to receive 15% off a Boost Your Knitting Winter Kit. Jen has great taste in yarns, so this is such a juicy little bundle.
How to Get in on Boost Your Knitting
Jen and Jim Arnall-Culliford have developed a way of learning new knitting skills that combines great designers, useful techniques, and beautiful yarns.
Boost Your Knitting features a new project and a new technique each month. When you sign up, digital patterns are delivered, month by month, to your Ravelry library. You can read all the details about signing up right here. Jim and Jen have also collected the patterns in their book Boost Your Knitting available in the MDK Shop.
We are thrilled to feature each month’s project and video tutorial here on MDK—the videos are worth watching no matter what. But we hope you’ll sign up for the full Boost Your Knitting series, because we think you’ll really enjoy it.
As ever, the conversation in the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear group on Ravelry is never ending and full of help.