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Love Actually is all around

Knitty, Winter 2012
Knitting
January 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
One
This pattern is available for free.

Tips:

  • The slip knot for the cast on should not be knit but removed from the needle once all other cast on stitches are worked.
  • The slip stitch indicated in the chart should be worked at the start of the round but is not necessary for all other repeats in the round.

Check out the Love Actually KAL going on over at SpaceCadet Creations.

Double knitting is a technique that allows you to create two layers of fabric at once by working pairs of stitches together. Double knits have no wrong side because of this, making it a wonderful technique when the “wrong side” can be seen. It is a great way to work a color pattern that is shown in negative on the opposite side of the fabric and unlike stranding, you have a smooth fabric on both sides.

This cowl uses double knitting and a fun pattern layout to create something that looks good from every direction. The extra layer of fabric makes for a thick cushy accessory to help keep you warm during the bitter days of winter.

Gauge is measured in double knit stockinette stitch.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Madelinetosh Tosh DK 100% superwash merino; 225yd/206m per 100g skein;
MC Tart; 1 skein
CC Calligraphy; 1 skein

Pattern will use slightly more than half of each skein.