This is my first double knitting swatch. It’s done with some Lion Brand cotton yarn that has turned out to be a little pillish. But I’ve found out that I sure do like double knitting.
I can hardly believe it’s done. It’s my first F.O. in the round. What an experience.
One of the pleasures of the Portuguese method is that of “playing” the yarn. The yarn is stretched taut from the knitter’s neck to the needle.
It’s my first Man-Made Rug. It’s made of all-jute gardening twine from India. Each ball of 208 ft. cost me $1.49 at my local hardware store so it was a very inexpensive project.
I have this fantasy of belonging to a men’s rug-making collective called “Man-Made Rugs: rugs for men, by men” or maybe just “Man-Made Rugs”.
Very good video about the Scottish sweater (jumper) industry on YouTube. Go to YouTube and type in "Pringle of Scotland Animation by David Shrigley - Life Behind The Scenes". You’ll love it.
I would like to find circular needles with a long needle part. Does anyone know of anyone who makes custom circs?
I was following Joe’s recent discussion of flat knitting with circular needles quite enviously. I am knitting a 21” wide doormat. It’s from The Knitted Rug by Donna Druchunas.
Here are a couple of pictures of my first ever completed project. It’s a two-color spiral rug crocheted from jute gardening twine, two strands per color. Half double crochet throughout.
I am a beginner knitter and a new member of the group. I started knitting about 3 months ago. And I started out with the English or American style of “throwing”.