I am having problems either with the pattern, the technique, or both, so I have a few questions.
I am attempting to make a double knit striped muffler for my husband, but I have not done double knit before. Hopefully I’m using that term correctly. The pattern is Marcia Lewandowski’s Andean Folk Knits striped muffler on pages 98-100.
Switching colors on same side questions: My main question is regarding double knitting (i.e., reversible) with two colors showing in reverse on either side. That is, on each side, there are two colors showing, and the reverse set of colors showing on the other side.
Once I have all of the stitches cast on, I can see how one color would be knit for one side, and the next stitch (alternating color) would be purled for the other side. My question is what happens when I need to switch colors for a particular side? Do I already have all the yarn and colors I need from the cast on stitches (and just knit the alternating color instead for the side showing), or do I treat each side individually, and attach new yarn for that side to change colors? Does that make sense?
I tried to work a sample first, thinking that when I got to the color change, I would understand it, but I’m still confused.
Does anyone know of good references (websites? books?) for this particular form of double knitting?
I have a few other questions regarding reading the pattern’s double knit chart, and also this pattern’s instructions for casting on, but I’m afraid this post is too lengthy already, so I will save those questions for later!