Vice Versa

Use double knitting (it’s not that hard, really!) to create a cushy, two-sided color block scarf. Any worsted yarn in two colors will work, but the long color runs in Noro Kureyon and Silk Garden make for an interesting and slightly unpredictable knit and a head-turning finished object.

Skills required: knitting, purling, slipping stitches, knit two together. If you’ve never tried double knitting, no worries! Just follow directions carefully for a few repeats and you’ll get the hang of it!

Finished measurements: 15 cm wide and 152.5 cm long

Gauge: 16 stitches and 21 rows to 10 cm in double-knit stockinette

Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.

Contains:

  • Knitting pattern for multicolored, double-knit scarf
  • Suitable for intermediate knitters

Materials you need at home:

  • Two skeins each of two different colors of Noro Kureyon or Silk Garden (100.5 m per skein), or two skeins of Kureyon (100.5 m per skein) and one skein of Cascade 220 (201 m per skein)
  • 5.0 mm/US 8 circulars, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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Laura Aylor

If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!

I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.

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