My wonderful DH is what I call an ‘experimental knitter’. He never uses patterns and the things he makes are hit and miss as far as practicality and wearability, but he’s in the habit of figuring out techniques like entrelac without any instructions, just by fiddling around until he gets it. It’s wonderful because when I have a tricky pattern he can figure out the bits that stump me.
Anyhow, yesterday as we were driving along he suddenly came up with an idea for what he calls ‘reversible fair isle’ (somebody’s going to point out that it’s stranding, not fair isle, which is true). Last night he sat down and cast on with two different colors, then knit in such a way that he had a flat piece that was St St on both sides that was orange on one side and green on the other. Then he made a few patterns with orange on the green side and vice versa. It’s basically a scarf made with stranding with no wrong side and knit flat.
My question is, has anybody heard of this technique before, and what is it called? I’m sure he’s not the first one to come up with it (it would be really cool if he were). I’ll try to load a picture here to help with the understanding, assuming the baby lets me. Thank you all!