As a crafter, I usually have two or more knitting or crocheting projects on the go all the time. It’s an addiction – I love them both, and I don’t see myself ever giving them up. Although I’ve been doing both crafts for decades, I’m interested in learning new techniques even if they’re challenging. I recently got a book about Knitting Double, Mastering the Two-Color Technique, also called reversible knitting. I’ve never done this technique so I was looking forward to trying it.
Double knitting is a cool technique that allows you to create a double layer of stockinette stitch. You knit both sides with a different colored yarn to create a two-layered mirror effect in one piece of knitting. The outcome is gorgeous, but it’s not as easy as it looks. You really have to watch your gauge on both sides, or it will show your flaws.
The Knitting Double book offers you step by step instructions on how to create over 30 reversible projects. As a visual learner, I appreciate their big colorful images. If you’re not familiar with this technique, I’d start with a basic or simpler project, such as hats or scarves, before moving into the more complex, such as mittens, pot holders, and even cell phone cozies. This book is the perfect resource for the intermediate to advanced knitter looking to expand their repertoire.