Tips for Efficient Double Knitting

I’m certainly no Lucy Neatby, but here is my first attempt at seeing if I can make and post a video tutorial. I hope I’ll improve my production quality as I go on, but at least if you REALLY want to learn how to double knit faster – as I so desperately did and found nothing – this might just do the trick.

By the way, the featured work in progress is from a Lucy Neatby pattern – Pinstripe Mittens.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. andresue
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 08:17:30

    Wonderful tutorial!! I’m going to use this for my next double knitted project!! 🙂

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  2. Becca
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 15:37:17

    You always explain knitting things so well, Jeri. The tutorial came out wonderful, don’t you think

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    • Jeri Lea
      Feb 11, 2013 @ 16:03:58

      Thank you! Considering I started the day not having heard of Vimeo, never having successfully used iMovie to edit a video, and having only the vaguest of notion of how I might prop up my iPad to shoot a tutorial, yes, I am quite happy with it. 🙂

      More to come over time!

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  3. Jeanine Williams
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 18:40:47

    Well, I have never heard of double knitting! I learn something every day. The tutorial was easy to understand.

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  4. Gemini
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 10:32:17

    Isn’t there any info on double knitting faster with English style? My arthritis is much worse in my left hand, so knitting Continental is very painful for me.

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    • Jeri Lea
      Jun 30, 2013 @ 16:26:00

      Well, I am not the authority on what doesn’t exist anywhere out there, but I am not aware of anything specific I can refer you to. I know that Lucy Neatby has a growing number of video tutorials on double knitting that may be useful to you. Also, I took a class from Beth Brown-Reinsel in twined or two-end knitting, which also uses two strands and which is actually easier to execute in the English style, even for Continental knitters. Perhaps there is something in the motions of that technique which might help you double knit more easily. Good luck to you. I am so sorry for your joint pain. Knitting helps us knit through many of life’s problems but not when the problem is pain when knitting. I hope you keep finding ways to adapt.

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