I decided on making a small swatch that I might put into a scarf
That's a great way to start! Please be sure to let us know how things progress. I want to do the 2 color double knitting as in the video but I haven't gotten the hang of working with 2 yarns yet.
Thank you. I think I read here how to do an open bind off, when I did one, I slipped every other stitch to another needle, then bound off as normal. This time I actually knitted 2 tog. to form a single set of stitches, on purpose.