double knitting is an amazing technique with endless possibilities. once you practice it a bit, it isn’t any more difficult or time consuming than regular knitting (i promise!). so if you’ve ever wanted to knit something reversible or super warm, or impress your friends by knitting two socks in one, i urge you to give it a try. below is a compilation of dk resources, because i really believe that conceptualizing in double knitting is the hardest part. once you “get it” you’ll be addicted!
knittinghelp.com tutorial video videos are the easiest way for me to learn so i always suggest this video first. demonstrates a reversible potholder, which can be adapted to any reversible dk’ing project.
knitty.com extreme 2 socks in 1 article up to knitty’s well-written, well-photographed standards. these instructions are only for knitting two seperate pieces on one set of needles, and will not connect as a double-sided hat or scarf.
subversive knitting’s tutorial very very very basic. no colorwork, no magic socks. one color. tube. not really sure of a practical purpose but this will help even the most beginning knitter understand the concept.
lucy neatby’s double knitting dvd i’ve never seen this, but i’ve heard it’s a great resource that covers all the concepts within double knitting. if you can find it, let me know how it is 🙂
itsbyerin’s om chart this chart is how i taught myself to double knit. the motif works beautifully applied to any garment.
crafty chick knit’s star scarf this was one of the first double knit projects i saw. the pattern is so simple but the finished scarf is so impressive and cute! UPDATED 1/4/2011: Thanks to Romy, this link will now send you to the actual pattern, even though Crafty Chick’s site has been down for a few years. Enjoy!
fallingblox is a double knitter whose work really stands out as extremely advanced. even the stuff i do understand i would never dare try, but it seems to work for him.
ravelry’s double knitting group of course, moderated by fallingblox himself. projects contain some really nice pieces and the discussion is always nice too. there are also topics solving some of the more confusing dk problems you might encounter.
yahoo’s double knitting group has some other links and inspirational project.
my two cents
if you’re anything like me, you will need to go down 1-2 needle sizes to get your gauge the same in double knitting. otherwise your hand will be killing you after a few rows. even though it is seldom discussed in the knitting world, i have a feeling double knitting is going to be gaining popularity in the coming years, and i can’t wait to see what ya’ll do with it!
i’ll keep my eye out for more resources and keep this list updated.