Double Knit Hat with Double Layer Knitting Ribbing

Stitch in Focus: Double Layer Knitting Rib Stitch

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I really loved how this rib stitch creates a double layer of ribbing.  With a few tricks, the stitches will nest perfectly into each other!  Like Double Layer Knitting, you work the stitches in pairs of 1 MC and 1 CC.  It creates a completely reversible and double thick fabric! Check out the video to see how.  Double Layer Knitting, the Rib Stitch, breaks down into a simple 4 st repeat: MC – k1, yf CC – k1 (leave yarn in back) MC – p1 (leave yarn in front) CC – yf, p1 MCCC – both yarns to back *No patterns are released yet featuring this rib stitch, but some are in the works.  Here’s a shot of cameradad’s finished …

Stitch in Focus Double Layer Knitting

Stitch in Focus Double Layer Knitting

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What do you do if you want to knit two layers of fabric in the round without wrong sides facing each other?  Well, you *could* use two sets of DPNs, but is there another way?  YES!  Dubbed “double layer knitting” because it’s a lot like double knitting, but without the purls.  This technique allows you to work two layers of fabric on the same needles so you can easily transition between integrating and non-integrating sections.  Both layers have RS facing knits and WS facing purls creating a double layer of fabric. See Treescape Hat in action on IG Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Czrpxb0p2GQ/ Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz8_5Z_LXfc/ Part 3: https://www.instagram.com/p/C0hqsaRJuiC/ All videos in 1 – Treescape Hat Rejoining Video Tutorial

Starting Color Cascade a close up of the cast on

Starting Color Cascade

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The Joy of Knitting wouldn’t be complete without some brioche!  After some deep dives into the process (cough Autumn Come and Terran), I was ready for a vacation level pattern.  Introducing Color Cascade – an easy brioche asymmetrical shawl perfect for summer knitting.  One of my favorite features is that the edging is worked contiguously!  It has to have a little something, something, right 😉.  But this edging holds a secret, it saves you from having to pin down your unused color!!!  To help you “read” your stitches and get comfortable with the technique, I’ve filmed the first few lines of the set up. Check out the IG reels here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJqnzGrkb6/ – getting started CO – Set Up Row 2 …

Summer Hideaway Tank close up

Around the Arm Openings of Summer Hideaway

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An interesting conversation came up during the testing / TE period of Summer Hideaway.  How can the same pick up around the arm opening result in the tank and sleeved versions having two different lengths on the schematic?  If the pick up stitch count is the same, shouldn’t the schematic be the same? It’s really a nerdy answer, but in short, the proof is in the pudding.  See the difference when they are laid one atop of the other? The reason is it isn’t just a matter of the pick up stitch count, it also depends upon what happens to those stitches after you pick them up. On the tank, the stitches are picked up and immediately bound off (loosely!). …

Floral Chic tip

Tips for Floral Chic

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Creating petals and leaves in stitches was an unexpectedly fun experience, but also one with a lot of frogging.  So, as I travel the journey back through the process, here are some tips for you to succeed the first time through! Tip 1: picking yarn colors – check the grey scale. I asked Diane at Eco Stitch to pick out the colors for me with the caveat that they were 2 color families – I picked pinks or purples and green – and they were highly contrasting.  Here is what she surprised me with! Checking the colors out on grey scale reveals the amount of contrast between each color. When picking your colors make sure you have a contrast between …

circa 2013 - yep I was into intricate even back then!

How Does Your Garden Grow

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Stashing down for the move to Maine, I came across this beautiful skein of 100% cobweb weight linen yarn from a discontinued yarn company. It has been in my stash for years! And over the years I’ve tried to make several different design concepts from it. But nothing really stuck.

Alternating I-cord Cast On

Quick Stitch Tutorials

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Have you seen my Instagram feed lately?  I’ve started a “WIP Wednesday” series of mini stitch tutorials.  Approximately 90 seconds or less of one of the fun stitches that’s currently on my needles!  Since these will show up in (future) patterns, this blog post is a place you can find the list of mini-tuts.  Check back frequently!  Brioche Two colors at once brioche (air date May 20, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdy-uN-J_5l/https://www.instagram.com/reel/CosvGpsJFIA/used in Terran, Slingshot, and upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche brk5tog and brsssssk – 5 st leaning decreaseshttps://www.instagram.com/reel/CjVshWzDqym/used in upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche central 5 st decrease (air date Oct 12, 2022)https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cjob5kqpbLS/used in upcoming release (prob 2023) Brioche Edge Sts – double stranding MC and CC (aired date May 12, 2023)https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJ1Czkpcck/ (part …