Saturday Scraps – Double Knitting

I’ve been experimenting with double knitting, from one simple line of pattern, you can make so many things, purses, bags, soap holders, scarves…and more!

Saturday Scraps – Double Knitting – Sample 1

In the above sample, I used two colours, changing every 2 rows.

Saturday Scraps – Double Knitting – Sample 2

The second sample shows how you can turn the double knitting into a quick and easy purse.

In both sample 1 and 2, you simply cast on an even number of stitches, twice as many as you need. For example, if you wanted your piece 20 stitches wide, cast on 40 stitches. However, in sample 2, I actually cast on 20 stitches, then knitted into the front and back of each stitch to create the 40 needed.

And here’s the line of pattern:

*k1, yarn forward, sl 1 stitch purlwise, yarn back* repeat across row

Yes it is that easy!

Saturday Scraps – Double Knitting – Sample 3

Sample 3 is an example of purling the stitches instead. You cast on as for the other samples, then follow this pattern:

*p1, sl 1 stitch knitwise* repeat across row

After the p1, you leave the yarn at the front, this is quite quick to knit, or should that be purl!

Saturday Scraps – Double Knitting – Sample 4

Sample 4 was a last minute addition to this post, I decided to see if I could work a rib into the double knitting. Now this would be ideal for a double knit, no-curl, ribbed scarf. The cast on is the same as the other samples, and the pattern is:

*p1, sl 1 stitch knitwise, yarn back, k1, yarn forward, sl 1 stitch purlwise* repeat across row

Note: if you finish with a ‘sl 1 stitch knitwise’, you must start with p1 on the next row, if you finish with a ‘sl 1 stitch purlwise, then start with a k1 on the next row.

Casting off

If you want to leave the top open, take 2 DPN’s and slip the 1st stitch onto one needle at the front, then the next stitch onto the 2nd needle to the back, essentially dividing the stitches into front and back. Then with a 3rd needle, cast off the front and back, unless you want to knit a flap, then just cast off the front stitches and knit across the back stitches.

For a closed edge, say for a scarf, knit two stitches together, twice, then slip the first one over the next, k2tog again, and slip the first stitch over, across the row.

Well until the next thrilling instalment of Saturday Scraps, that’s all for now folks!!

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Stripey Eyelets

For this pattern you will need to use DPN’s, it’s quick and simple, and I feel it would make a lovely shawl.

Stripey Eyelets
Stripey Eyelets

Stripey Eyelets

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
ssk – slip 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, from the left needle to the right needle, insert left needle tip through both front loops and knit together

With Colour A, cast on an even number of sts.

Row 1: With Colour A, purl to end, do not turn, slide sts to end of DPN. (wrong side)

Row 2: With Colour B, purl to end, turn.

Row 3: With Colour B, k1 *ssk* to last st, k1, do not turn, slides sts to end of DPN.

Row 4: With Colour A, k1, *yo, k1* to last st, k1, turn.

These 4 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

Double Diamond Knitting Pattern

A nice and simple pattern that has no wrong or right side, it looks good from either side!

Double Diamond

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
sl – slip
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over

Cast on multiples of 14 sts.

Row 1: *k3, p3, k4, p3, k1* to end of row.

Row 2: *p2, k1, p4, k5, p2* to end of row.

Row 3: *k1, p7, k6* to end of row.

Row 4: *p5, k3, skpo, yo, k4* to end of row.

Row 5: Same as Row 3.

Row 6: Same as Row 2.

Row 7: Same as Row 1.

Row 8: *k5, p4, k1, p4* to end of row.

Row 9: *p1, k7, p6,* to end of row.

Row 10: *k1, skpo, yo, k4, p5, k2* to end of row.

Row 11: Same as Row 9.

Row 12: Same as Row 8.

These 12 rows form the pattern.

To knit a washcloth, or dishcloth, using DK weight yarn and 4.00mm needles, cast on 42 stitches, knit 4 repeats of the pattern, then Rows 1 & 2 once more, cast off and sew in ends. This makes a cloth approximately 7″/18cm square.

© Shana Rae 2016

Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders

Designing hasn’t been going according to plan of late, it’s been like the proverbial game of Snakes & Ladders. During a recent bout of knoodling*, I knitted this pattern, just a scrap really, but I thought I’d share 🙂

Saturday Scraps - Snakes & Ladders
Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & Ladders

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
psso – pass slipped stitch over
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
p2togtbl – purl 2 sts together through back of loop
C4B – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at back, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle
C4F – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at front, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle

Cast on 20 sts.

Row 1: K5, yo, skpo, k5, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 2: P5, yo, p2togtbl, p5, yo, p2togtbl, p6.

Row 3: K5, yo, skpo, k1, C4B, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 4: As Row 2.

Row 5: As Row 1.

Row 6: As Row 2.

Row 7: K5, yo, skpo, k1, C4F, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 8: As Row 2.

These 8 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

*knoodling – random knitting accompanied by random doodling on graph paper

Treillage Cable & Lace Knitting Pattern

It has oft been mentioned that I have an addiction to cables, much the same can be said about lace. Combine the two, absolute bliss 🙂

Treillage

Note, when I knitted the sample, I added 12 sts either side to show the pattern clearer.
On Odd Rows: (k1, p11) before pattern, (p11, k1) after pattern (right side)
On Even Rows: k12 before pattern, k12 after pattern (wrong side)

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
C3B – sl next st onto cn and hold at back of work, k2 from left-hand needle, knit st from cn
C3F – sl next 2 sts onto cn and hold at front of work, k1 from left-hand needle, knit sts from cn

Cast on 16 sts.

Row 1: K4, (yo, skpo) 3 times, k6.

Row 2 (and all even rows): Purl.

Row 3: K3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, C3B, k4.

Row 5: K4, (yo, skpo) twice, C3B, k2tog, yo, k3.

Row 7: K3, (yo, skpo) twice, C3B, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 9: K4, yo, skpo, C3B, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3.

Row 11: K3, yo, skpo, C3B, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4.

Row 13: K4, C3B, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3.

Row 15: K6, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k4.

Row 17: K4, C3F, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3.

Row 19: K3, yo, skpo, C3F, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4.

Row 21: K4, yo, skpo, C3F, (k2tog, yo,) twice, k3.

Row 23: K3, (yo, skpo) twice, C3F, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 25: K4, (yo, skpo) twice, C3F, k2tog, yo, k3.

Row 27: K3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, C3F, k4.

Row 28: Purl.

These 28 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

 

Strawberry Fields Forever

For some reason I’ve had this song stuck in my head for days, I don’t even like the Beatles, I prefer the Rolling Stones! But at least it inspired this design!

Strawberry Cable

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
ktbl – knit through back loop
ptbl – purl through back loop
C4B – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at back, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle
C4F – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at front, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle
MB1 – make bobble – (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st, turn, k5, turn, p5, turn, skpo, k1, k2tog, turn, p3tog

Cast on multiples of 16sts + 10sts

Row 1: P3, C4B *p4, c4B* to last 3 sts, p3.

Row 2: K3, p4 *k4, p4* to last 3 sts k3.

Row 3: P1, C4B, C4F *(p2, ktbl) twice, p2, C4B, C4F* to last st, p1.

Row 4: K1, p8 *(k2, ptbl) twice, k2, p8* to last st, k1.

Row 5: P1, k4, MB1, k3 *(p2, ktbl) twice, p2, k4, MB1, k3* to last st, p1.

Row 6: As Row 4.

Row 7: P1, C4F, C4B *(p2, ktbl) twice, p2, C4F, C4B* to last st, p1.

Row 8: As Row 4.

Row 9: As Row 1.

Row 10: As Row 2.

Row 11: P3, (ktbl, p2) twice *C4B, C4F, p2, (ktbl, p2) twice* to last st, p1.

Row 12: K3, (ptbl, k2) twice *p8, (k2, ptbl) twice, k2* to last st, k1.

Row 13: P3, (ktbl, p2) twice *k4, MB1, k3, p2, (ktbl, p2) twice* to last st, p1.

Row 14: As Row 12.

Row 15: P3, (ktbl, p2) twice *C4F, C4B, p2, (ktbl, p2) twice* to last st, p1.

Row 16: As Row 12.

These 16 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016