What is Reversible Double-knit
Reversible double-knit is a way of knitting an Afghan or garment, so that both sides are the right side of the piece, but the image is reversed from each other. It is most often done in a stockinet stitch, but I have been able to convert some other stitches to work, the cable stitch, moss stitch, basketweave, the bobble, and some open work. If you can knit and purl, then you can double-knit. If you know how to do some of the pattern stitches, and understand how to use a cable needle, then you will be able to do the more difficult pattern stitch ones.
Most often it is worked in two colors throughout, but I love color, so I devised ways of adding color to the pieces using changes of yarn in stripes, top embroidery, and
appliqués. You will be using circular needles, and from two to thirty eight colors.
You need to understand that you are knitting two Afghans at once, back to back, on the same needle at the same time.
It may sound confusing, but once you get into it you will see how easy it is.
After I had designed and knitted a couple of Afghans, I realized, that I really loved to design them.
My son gave me a program for my computer (Pattern Maker for Cross Stitch, by Hobby Ware), which made designing a lot easier than working it out on graph paper the way I did with the first two.
I took off. Now I design a lot faster than I knit.