doubleknitting-anleitung-Englisch

 Documents

 3 views
of 4
All materials on our website are shared by users. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. We are always happy to assist you.
Description
Introduction to “Double Knitting” Workshop Notes for the German Ravelry Meeting 2009 in Backnang When a knitter uses the double knitting method, s/he creates a knitted piece which shows knitted stitches throughout on both sides of the piece. This means that there is no “right side” and “wrong side”. The knitted piece − lies flat, it does not curl or undulate. − is thicker and warmer. − does not have any tension threads. Most often, the knitting technique is seen in pieces where the pattern is
Share
Tags
Transcript
  Introduction to “DoubleKnitting” Workshop Notes for theGerman Ravelry Meeting 2009in Backnang When a knitter uses the double knitting method, s/he creates a knitted piece which showsknitted stitches throughout on both sides of the piece. This means that there is no “rightside” and “wrong side”.The knitted piece − lies flat, it does not curl or undulate. − is thicker and warmer. − does not have any tension threads.Most often, the knitting technique is seen in pieces where the pattern is the same on thefront and the back, but in the reverse colour combination:Where a light-coloured stitch appears on the front, a dark-coloured stitch appears in thesame place on the other side of the piece.This effect is created by double as many stitches being knitted per row than can be seen onthe front: 1   „Front“„Back“ Here you can see 10 stitches on one side as well as the edge stitches. However, there are 24 stitcheson the needles, so in one row you work all of the stitches for the front and the back. When doing so, you always alternate between purling and knitting stitches:2x edge stitches, then 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl, 1knit, 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl, 1 knit, 1 purl, 1 knit, 2x edge stitchesWhen no pattern is being knitted yet, all of the purl stitches on the front are worked with brown yarn,and all of the knit stitches with light blue.On the back, all of the purl stitches are worked with light blue yarn, and all of the knit stitches areworked with brown yarn.If you wanted now toknit a dot as a patternwith these stitches, youneed to reverse thecolour sequence:The purl stitch isworked with the maincolour and the knitstitch is worked withthe contrast colour.In this design, one boxrepresents 2 stitches:blue means:the purl stitch in brown yarn, the knit stitch inlight blue yarnbrown means:the purl stitch in lightblue yarn, the knitstitch in brown yarnOn the back, you haveprecisely the opposite: You need to ensure that whenworking the purl stitch, the other yarn is in front of the stitch. Whenworking the knit stitch, the other yarn must be behind the stitch.Otherwise it looks like this:However, you can fix thiseasily: drop the bluestitch, put the brown yarn behind the stitch,pick up the blue stitchagain 2   If you knit in rounds (socks, hats, mittens...), it is easier to follow a chart, because the maincolour and the contrast colour do not alternate (as they do when knitting flat pieces).However, you often end up with a loop in front of the stitches, as shown above. For thisreason, I recommend turning the knitting inside out every couple of rounds and inspectingthis side thoroughly.Some instructions include charts showing the purl and the knit stitches: It’s really a matter of taste whichnotation you prefer... The second kind of notation is more common in instructions where different patterns are knittedon the two sides.The knit stitches which are created in double knitting have a different set of proportions than you get with normal knitting:I usually get a ratio of 3:4 or 4:5, i.e. 3(4) stitches and 4(5) rows make a square.If you want to make decreases in double knitting, you need to bear in mind that decreasing has tobe done to the purl stitches (for the back) and to the knit stitches. This is the way to rearrangethe stitches on the needle:knit purl knit purl is rearranged to knit knit purl purlNow you can purl the two purl stitches together and knit the two knit stitches together.This is the way to accomplish a decrease.If you purl the two purl stitches together, then you SSK the corresponding two knit stitches.(SSK = Slip stitches knitwise one at a time, then slip the left needle through the two stitches andknit both together through the back loop)If you SSP the purl stitches together, then you knit the corresponding knit stitches together.(SSP = Slip stitches knitwise one at a time, then slip the left needle through the two stitches andpurl both together through the back loop)You can also knit cables in the double knitting technique, but you would also need to rearrange thestitches to be cabled.The best way of increasing is by creating a purl stitch from the yarn loop which runs along theback and creating a knit stitch from the yarn loop at the front. You can also make a round knittedpiece: 3   For this purpose, in every second roundone stitch is increased in eight places(really 16 stitches, of course, because 8 xone purl stitch and 8 x one knit stitch isbeing increased).And now a brief word about different cast-on, cast-off and edge techniques: Cast on: with both colours atthe same time Edge : knit with both colours atthe same time Cast off : knit the correspondingknit and purl stitches togetherwith both colours at the sametime Cast on : all stitches with darkgreen yarn Edge : at the end of the row,purl/knit 2 edge stitches, slip atthe beginning of the row, in eachcase with one colour Cast off : all stitches using darkgreen yarn Cast on: each stitch alternatingwith another colour Edge : purl/knit + slip Cast off: purl purl stitchestogether and knit knit stitchestogether using dark green yarn Cast on : I-cord, pick up and knitthe stitches from this Edge: purl/knit/slip Cast off: pick up and knit(“applied”) I-cord Cast on: provisional, the twolayers are joined together laterusing backstitch Edge: knit both stitches withone colour each Cast off : joined together usingbackstitch Have fun trying thistechnique out!!September 2009 , ©Birgit Enzinger  Trina, Thank you very much indeed for translating the German version  Phazelia@yahoo.de
Related Search
We Need Your Support
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our free products and services. We are nonprofit website to share and download documents. To the running of this website, we need your help to support us.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

No, Thanks