How to Knit the Double Knit Fabric Stitch

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit in the double knit fabric stitch. This is a faux rib pattern that creates a thick, squishy fabric, perfect for warm sweaters and blankets. It should not be confused with double knitting, which is a technique often associated with color work.

Skill: Beginner

Cast On: Any odd number of stitches

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Slip Stitch – sl

With Yarn in Back – wyib

Pattern:

Row 1 (RS): K1, *sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2: K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Double Knit Fabric Stitch (Right Side)

Example of the Double Knit Fabric Stitch (Right Side)

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