Twice Knit Knitting


I’ve been doing quite a bit of research on this topic since episode 6.

The Principles of Knitting, by June Hemmons Hiatt and Knitting America by Susan M Strawn both mention the technique. The Hiatt book spells out, in plain English, not just how to do the technique, but also several applications for this technique. She recommends it for knitting in the round, if you are going to be cutting steeks. She also suggests using this type of fabric for the heels and toes of socks. If you are interested, please check “The Principles of Knitting” by June Hemmons Hiatt the revised edition out of your public library. If you own the book, this technique is found on page 238.

There are youtube videos out there on twice knit knitting as well. I posted them in the comments section of episode 6.

There are other bloggers out there who have posted on twice-knit-knitting. And I do want to say this much. If you can get a copy of the original book, try out the technique. It is hands down, the best for controlling the raveling of stitches. It’s also quite pretty.

The denseness of the fabric makes the sturdiest dishcloths and towels if you are using the needle suggested by the yarn manufacturer for that particular yarn. And to paraphrase Hiatt, if you want more drape, use a larger needle.  (You can guess how I know this.)

I will definitely be posting pictures of my wips and such on Ravelry later this week.

Happy Knitting!

Louise Ann Benjamin

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