Tuesday, January 3, 2012

some crafty double knitting


Hello.
  
Thought I would show you something I have been working on recently.  I have had a go at double knitting.  I found this cute pattern on Ravelry and thought I'd give it a try. This is pretty nifty knitting where you use 2 strands of colour and the colour patterns are reversed on each side, so this side is pink background with red patterning, and the backside is red background with pink patterning.

My problem is that this is a very slow knitting experience for me. Very, very slow!!
 I had a bit of trouble getting my head around the stitch and colour changes, it was quite the brain strain for a while! I had to really concentrate and make sure I am doing the right colour in the right spot, luckily this is just a potholder size piece or it could take all year! haha....

Once I got the hang of the method (thanks to some handy you tube instructions)  it was a bit quicker, but not much.  I am looking forward to some speedy crochet next, a couple of cushion backs should do the trick!



Have a great day!

12 comments:

  1. That looks pretty!

    Regards, Carina

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  2. Wow! I'm impressed! I'm continuing to stick to much simpler stuff...

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  3. Looking really pretty. I take my hat off to you - you are brave even attempting it. You have made me curious though, I might have to go and look it up now! lol

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  4. That is pretty smart, a cute pattern :)

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  5. This looks gorgeous- I love pink and red together!
    I wish I could knit, but for now, I shall stick to crochet!
    Xx

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  6. Very pretty ... but I agree, that sort of stuff gives you brain ache!!

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  7. WoW! That's amazing... I thought knitting like that was all machine done...well done you! :)x

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  8. Keep knitting! This is beautiful and you are far braver than I. :) ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  9. Nice!
    Congratulations!!

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  10. Yowza! I'm impressed. Wouldn't even begin to comprehend how tricky this is!!

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  11. Loving your new crafty project... A friend of mine at work are making something folklore and I am suddenly very interested in adding knitting to my skills. Something new to learn in 2012 maybe... Hmmm. Add to loooooooooong list....

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