Double Ended Knitting (Stripes)

This technique allows for single rows of striping in flat knitting without having to turn the work at the end of the row. A circular or double pointed needle is all that is needed to try this simple method for color work.

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6 Comments

  1. Jean Krause
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I like this technique and will try it soon. Thanks for the demo.

  2. Laurie Dumont
    Posted January 23, 2012 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    Does this work knitting something in the round?

  3. Posted January 24, 2012 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    You would not need this technique for circular knitting since your working yarn is always waiting for you at the beginning of the round.

  4. Mandy
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    That’s brilliant, I never thought of doing it like that!

  5. Angela
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    I am learning this technique in a class based on the Building in Color book. I have tried to duplicate the way you overlap yarn colors at the beginning of each row, but, I admit, it looks a bit disorganized and messy. Am I doing this wrong? Any suggestions?

  6. Posted May 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    The downside to double ended knitting is messy edges. Don’t worry, no one will see them in your seams.

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