Double stranded knitting – What? Why? How?

Often there are situations when you wish the yarn you use for your project was thicker. Or you want to add a different colour to the yarn, but can’t find the right combination of colours in a variegated yarn available in your local yarn store. Or you’d like to adjust the fibre content of the yarn or to have a thinner and thicker yarn in exactly the same colour.

All of these seemingly complicated tasks can be easily fixed with one simple technique – double stranded knitting.

Let’s see what it is, why you might need it, and how to perform it.

As you see, there are so many ways you can use double stranding in your knitting. The only thing you need to remember is to always treat two strands of yarn as one. Make sure you don’t split the yarn when you insert the needle into a stitch to knit or purl it. And make sure you use both strands of yarn when you wrap the needle with yarn to make a new stitch.

There is also an issue with tangling yarns, but I cover it in a different tutorial. Click here to read it.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #1Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (190 pages!) with this and 22 other tutorials included in the collection.

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If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Double stranded knitting - all about knitting with 2 strands of yarn | 10 rows a day
How to knit with 2 strands of yarn | 10 rows a day