Double knitting has been a fun challenge much like Fair Isle knitting. Once I figured out how to move the yarn back and forth in a way that stopped the tangling, it’s been smooth sailing.
The birds on the original pattern were going to be repeated but when it’s a simple matter of charting to make the scarf more interesting, why limit myself to 5 birds? Below is the new plan for my birds. My husband though it would be humorous to place a cat at the end of the wire watching the birds, however, I thought it might throw the whole thing off balance so no cat.
4 thoughts on “Adding Birds to Double Knitting”
Wow! Those birds are great. I’ve not tried my hand at double knitting yet. Maybe once I get through some of this pile of WIPs, I oughta check it out.
Super birds- how do you stop the tangling? I have never figured that one out!
Thanks for kind words. 🙂 Here’s a video demonstration of how to keep the yarns from twisting up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ff5GN0_2_g
I also find it helpful to hold the yarns over my tension finger where one color is always on top and the other color is always on bottom- otherwise it seems they twist around on their own.
Thanks for the advice- do you know I never thought of turning my work in different directions! DOH!