Monday, March 29, 2010

Walk Before You Run

I decided that it would be a good idea to just practice the double knitting basic motions until my fingers got used to it and it becomes, if not automatic, at least moderately smooth - and to do this for now with a larger yarn - and to do it without any very complicated color pattern. I also realized that if I knit in the round I wouldn't have to mentally reverse foreground and background colors every other row for any minimal color patterns I do use.

And I thought that it would be nice to have some sort of finished object at the end, instead of just a long strip of swatch.

Hence the double knit swatch hat. It may or may not end up being pretty when it's done, but it sure as heck is going to be be warm.


Anonymous said...

Good thinking! The hat will fit someone.

junior_goddess said...

Watching from the sidelines-

gail said...

I am impressed with your double knitting. I've been wanting to do that--I have instructions, patterns and yarn, but haven't actually sat down to try. Congratulations to you!