Saturday, February 14, 2015
Pattern: TPHPE by Heather Zoppetti
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in green and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash in the Columbine Heather colorway
I'd read about double knitting in a couple of different places recently, and when I came across this pattern while looking for things I could use to stash bust, I decided to needed to try it.
Full confession: I cast this one six different times - it took me that long to wrap my head around it. But once I got there, I really liked it. I did end up having to stitch mark every five pattern stitches (so ten stitches within that) just to keep my place in the pattern, and I still made a couple small mistakes, but all and all, it's good, and I really like this technique. The fabric is nice and thick, too. I really want to try a hat with double knitting.
Yarn-wise, I needed two yarns with more contrast. These are ok, but it is a little hard to see the pattern. I also picked two that while both worsted, are probably on opposite sides of what that size range that would allow, so what should have been a square is more rectangular. So, note to self, try to use the same brand of yarn if I try this in the future.