With Alisdair's class firmly under the knitting belt, it was time to branch off. During class, Alisdair briefly mentioned how to double knit in the round. This of course, is my goal in learning the technique. There'll be lots of two-layer reversable hats for the Subway Knitter clan this winter.
So, one morning last week I decided to give it a go.
For this swatch I knit one row of tan and then one row of purple. I tried (really, really, really tried) to knit with both hands--Continental in my left and English in my right--for about five stitches.
Man! How do you English knitters do it with just two hands? Don't you need a wrapping assistant? (Imagine: Wrap! Wrap! Wrap!) Nope, give me my good, efficient Continental picking.
Next question: a nice sport-weight cashmere. Who's making it?