Brain Duly Stretched!
One of the great pleasures of the internet is that I get exposed to knitting techniques that really blow my mind.
Alasdair, he of the fallingblox antiblog, posted about this technique back in May and November of 2006 -- double knitting that is not the same pattern, in reversed colors, on the back. (His website is picture-heavy if you live in dial-up land like me, but worth it. Take a look at the swatch in his 20 November 2006 post!)
He described how he does this in a message to the Yahoo double-knitting group yesterday, and since it was chilly and damp out today and the tax forms are all filled in, I sat down with some graph paper and contrasting colors of Wool-Ease and knitted my own "proof of concept" swatch.
This, this is just too cool for words.
My tension isn't perfect here, but I can foresee some very cool hats and brain-stretching potholders heading to the county fair in the future. Winter socks with double-knitted cuffs, reversible mittens, scarves with the fronts completely different from the backs. *happy sigh*
Labels: double knitting