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Thank you!

Yes, it is. If I don't count a sweater I gave up on. But I'll get back to that eventually.

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lady.stardust - that looks brilliant, and you made it so quickly. I bet you are really pleased with how it turned out.

I never heard of darts in knitting like some people mentioned earlier. I thought you increased & decreased stitches to give shape to knitted garments

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I'm very impressed lady.stardust.

I'm going to start knitting again... although I haven't attempted anything in almost 2 years. I'm feeling very inspired.

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I never heard of darts in knitting like some people mentioned earlier. I thought you increased & decreased stitches to give shape to knitted garments
Yeah. Along with short rows. He'd replace the darts with any of these methods depending where they're going.

I've now resorted to wearing the jacket around the house instead of laying it on wet towels hoping that will speed up drying.

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have any of you ever heard of double knitting ?

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I've read the instructions/tutorials... haven't doubled knitted yet.

What about you Gius? Have you double knitted anything?

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not yet but i will soon
when i posted the question, i didn't know what it was..

i saw a tangerine fabric sample of a double knit in a magazine.. loved it.. it was a fine knit but two layers. and i was wondering how they were joined together (they weren't glued together)

i've been doing some reading and know now what it is...
you can do a seamless tube
or a two-layer fabric/reversible fabric
with the double knit technique


if any of you use a knitting machine
there are instructions for it here: http://heidisknittingroom.ourfamily....structions.htm
i'm still trying to understand them

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Do you mean double bed knitting? And the knit in that picture looks like a jacquard. You can achieve this using the ribber bed on a domestic machine.

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the picture, i think they also call it "intarsia" ^

using a ribber, are you sure you can create two layers of fabric?
i have only read about using a ribber for when you want some stitches to be purl and the rest are stockinette (using the 'main' bed)... and this creates only one layer

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You could just knit with all needles on both bed, with none pushed down, to achieve the double bed effect. I believe you can knit circular as well, as well as some kind of jacquard. Intarsia is different, it's more like this sweater, and only one layer.

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oh i see..
i have a Bond classic
i don't think the product has a ribber available..

what kind of machine do you have?

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i have a knitmaster 360 with a ribber, intarsia and lace carriage (though i can't use these very well). I'm hoping to try more stuff out in the summer, especially bits with the ribber, as it can do double jacquard.

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maybe in the future i'll get something advanced like that i'm still figuring mine out..


i'll have to do double knit by hand with the instructions

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Didn't finish putting the buttons, but here it is!
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If I were to do it over, I'd make it longer. Also, the collar to be closer. Not sure how to go about it though. I guess elongate the shoulder seams.

Overall, I'm happy with it.

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^ Very, very, very excellent! You have indeed done a superb job!!

I love the shape, color, and (especially) the cuffs on the sleeves.

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