Loom Knit – Double Knit Mittens | Fair Isle (CC)

– Today we’re working
on double knit mittens. (upbeat piano music) Welcome to GoodKnit Kisses. We’re all about helping
you stitch your love and love your stitches. This is the rotating double
knit loom by Kb Looms. We are set up for double knitting today. Thank you so much to Kb Looms. You’re also going to need your loom hook, a tapestry needle, and stitch markers. I recommend at least two but I’ve used six and you’ll see why later on in the video. And of course you’ll need your yarn. We’re working with a bulky
number five weight yarn in three colors. If you don’t have the rotating loom, there will be a link to get one or you can use a double knit loom that
has at least 34 pairs of pegs or sets of pegs. You’re just counting across
the front and then as long as it has a pair that lines up. Click on the link below for
details to get your pattern to follow along with these
spruce berry mittens, with other helpful tips
and more on that blog. This tutorial is chock
full of double knitting that I have never shown
on GoodKnit Kisses before so you’re gonna wanna
keep watching all the way through to the end. We’ll be going over eight
techniques in this video to assist with the pattern. I have videos covering
other techniques used and videos for those will
be in the blog so click on the link to see all
that we prepared for you. As always, please watch the entire video before following along. It will make it much easier when knitting on the second go round. In this video we will
cover wrap and hook over in flat double knit. This is a double knit fabric. It’s reversible and thick. We’re gonna be changing color, increasing, the thumb section, which
also includes decreasing and moving the stitches
back in, as well as reinforcing the thumb section,
and two colors in one row in double knit. Let’s get started. Let’s first show the best
way to wrap and hook over on this loom. An easy way to wrap your
loom is to go all the way to the end and then swivel
it this way and wrap on the way back. So you’re continuing to
hold the strand in the hand that you prefer. Then, when you’re still
on this side, the last peg will be inside here. You can hook over that last
stitch to lock it in place and then continue knitting over. I would go to the front
first, the right side, and hook over the first
half on the front side on one side and then do
the next so the two ends working your way this way,
then switch to the back and work on one side toward
the middle and toward the other side to the middle. Let’s do that right now. This is the rip stick going
around the first stitch, going around the third and
then skipping every other peg. Using my right hand, holding
the yarn with my right. Keeping this from just
popping off with my left. I get down to the end
and then I hold it here, turn the loom, rotate
it, pick that stitch up, pick up any stitches
that I missed previous and then I just work my
way back down still holding the yarn in my right hand. I come to the last one. I go around. Hold it in the back, which
is actually the right side and I’m just gonna go ahead
and hook over that stich and now I can start
hooking over the front. I’m just gonna start on
this left side and work my way to the middle. And then go to my right side. Work my way to the middle. Now the front board is nearly finished. And then we turn it
around and work back here. I do have a stitch that I
accidentally didn’t hook over so let’s just do that now. That’s how you would fix that. Just lift it up and
hold it, place back down and then hook over. And continue working to the middle and then you would work this way. Continue in your knitting. Let’s change colors. I’m gonna add in white
yarn and we’re going to the second peg and going underneath
this little strand here. It’s hard to see in the dark yarn. I’ve found that using a
tapestry needle to add this yarn goes in much easier
and you see how it pulls right on through. Okay? And it says to tie on our yarn. Tie a knot. And I’m just going to lay
this on the inside here. And then we’re going
to cut G, our main yarn and we go ahead and lay
that on inside as well. And now we’re gonna continue
working stockinette stitch so this is going to be
two rows of stockinette. You’ll go around that first row here. Go around this first stich here. Go around the second and
skip to the third here, and keep going around
just as we did before. Two rows of stockinette. Let’s increase our stitches. All right, we’re ready for our
increase row and we are still increasing in a pair, so we
still wanna work in pairs. So we’re just moving
stitches over one but we’re gonna make this third peg empty. So you just need to walk
these stitches over by one. I’m gonna walk this first one. Over one, and the next one
over, and the next one over making that third one empty
but we need them in pairs so we’re going to take
the back stitch over one and the next one over, and the next one over. Okay so we’ve got those and then we have the previous stitch that
was on the third peg so we just wanna take
that and flip and put it on the empty peg that we’ve created, which is now the fourth. So we move that over and
now we have successfully increased on this side. We need to increase on the right side so we’re increasing one at each end. So this is one end. This is the next end. So we wanna move over and do that again. Then we will wrap the entire row to get that row done
with the increase on it. Go ahead and pause your video as you need to walk the stitches over. Don’t forget to take this stitch here and lift up and put it on that peg. And we’ve got the previous stitch. Pick it up and place it. All right, we’re ready to wrap the row. You just continue as before
with the stockinette. Go around the very first peg and then skip to the
back in the second peg and then pick up every other peg and work the row as usual. Let’s make a thumb. This next section you’re gonna work with these center ten pegs. You’re down to about here and you’re going to count in 12 and then the 13th peg you
can put a stitch marker and that’s where one starts
and then all the way to ten. And then I put a stitch
marker on the 10th peg and you should have 12
stitches on the right side. Okay, for the thumb
section we’re working with the center 10 pegs. We leave the main yarn in and I’ve already tied in and lain down my tail of the red. Now this is on the 14th
stitch over so I just picked up this stitch
in between, tied it on just as I’ve done before, ’cause this makes the 13th stitch. There’s 12 to the left of it. So we’re gonna go around
that first stitch here and go around the second in the back and continue our stockinette
across the 10 pegs. Go all the way across and to that back, wrap around just as before. You can turn it over and wrap that. So continue wrapping and hooking over, knitting over and you’re gonna work 10 rows just this way. Pause your video and I will see you soon. Let’s decrease our stitches. Okay, so we’re ready
to decrease our thumb. To make a decrease stitch,
take one stitch and put it on the stitch right next to
it and also take the one in the back and move it over so you’re moving them in pairs. On this pattern we’re
going to move one over on top of the next and skip so basically we’re gonna go from 10
stitches down to five stitches so every other one is moved over. Now, in order to decrease,
you also, which is in the directions in this pattern. You move over your stitch
and then you work a row to where you decrease it
but before we work the row, we’re moving these over just as directed and then we need to move
them all to the center before we work this row
because we need them all in pairs closer together. So leave this one in the
center and you can just pick up these and move them that way. And just continue working your stitches towards the center and pause your video. Meet me back up and we
will work this next row together and I’ll show you the
final part of the decrease. So I’ve moved all these stitches inward and now I want to work this
row so that they are all knit over so just go around the pegs and do a stockinette stitch and work them over. And you’re gonna be working
the bottom two stitches over the top one stitch. I’m not really turning this one here. We’re just gonna take
one, two, and go over that way or you can grab
’em both at the same time and work these stitches in
and do the back row as well. Pause your video and I’ll
meet you back up for the last part of the thumb. All right, the last
part of this is you need to cut a tail. It says six inches. I’d say actually about
12 just to make sure you have plenty because
you’re going to use this for sewing. So go ahead and put your
tapestry needle on here and you’re going to go through
all these stitches here and hold them to darn in later. I would suggest that you go ahead and take these back stitches over the top here and then go through it. So lift up and over and then
go through all the stitches here and take it off. And then you go through
up and over this way. All right. Pause your video and we’ll meet back up for the rest of this. See you soon. Let’s move our stitches. Now that we’ve done the
thumb, we want to slowly work all of our stitches
and move them in first before we start working
them to complete this. Now, what I’ve done is
I’ve put some stich markers here in a pair. So I’ve counted off one,
two, three, four, five. That’s half way. And then one, two, three, four, five. And I’m going to move all my stitches until they stop right here. And then I’m gonna move
the rest of these in. Now, there’s a couple different ways you can do it. You could use some scrap yarn
and your tapestry needle, pick up all the stitches on the front. Pick up all the stitches on the back, move them over and place them. You can also pick them
up with a stitch holder like this and pick them up one by one and move them and place them. You could put them on another holder so just whatever way you want to do. There’s even a cable
needle so that’s up to you. Go ahead and move those stitches over. Make sure they’re even and meet me back up when you’re ready to twist up and reinforce this part. We’ll do this together. See you soon. Let’s reinforce a double knit thumb. After you’ve moved in
all the stitches inward you’re going to criss-cross
the 12th and 13th stitch here. I’ve actually gone ahead
and crossed it here so you can see and I’m gonna
pick up my second loom tool here and show you how
I did that so I’m gonna pick one up here. Just picking it right
up and I can actually take this off now. I don’t need that. And pick up the next one and then take it and stretch it over. Place it, and then place this one. This is what that
criss-crossed area will do at the base of the thumb,
just so you can see that. Let’s make two colors in
one row of double knitting. So we’re gonna be working with
two colors of yarn from here. This middle section where
the fleur de lis is. I’ve tied on my red
yarn, leaving the white and I’m gonna show you how to wrap. We’re gonna wrap with the red first. Then we’re gonna wrap
all the way down and back with the white. So the red will remain at the right side. There’s gonna be five fleur de lis. I’ve gone ahead and marked my pegs. If you wanna go ahead and do that too. The first one is going to be centered alongside where the peg number four is so I just picked it up
and put it on peg four. Then it’s also on nine,
14, 19, and if you still have your original where
the 22 was, that peg is still gonna have that
stitch marker there. And that’s the center
of all the fleur de lis. Let’s go ahead and wrap this. This is a figure eight stitch. This where you make a little figure eight. So I’ve tied it in this
peg here with my red and when I go down to this one here, which is number four, I’m gonna go around in a figure eight around these two pegs. So I’m gonna go around the
pair of number four pegs. So one, two, three, four, one two, three, four
and that’s where it is. We’re gonna go down here
where this next one is and go around in a figure eight pattern, around those two pairs. Come down here where the next one is. This is on nine. Zig zag. I’m sorry, this is on four. This one was on nine. This one was on 14 and
I come down to this one which is number 19 and then down here, which is number 24. Now when you’re done with the red you can just come and hang
it up on the side here. You can put it around
a few pegs to make sure it’s not going anywhere and we’re gonna come back over to this left side and work our white in here. I had to wrap it a couple
of times to make sure I’m doing it correctly. You do need a stockinette stitch. It’s gonna wrap a little
bit differently on the end. So let’s go ahead and make
sure we got this right so we’re gonna go around
the first stitch here. Then we’re gonna go around
the back to the second stitch. Now, go the the front to the third stitch. This is where it gets a little different. We’re gonna go back here
and now we’re skipping this empty peg here. We’re not going to work where the red is because you’ve already
got two stitches there. One from the previous, and
one from this figure eight. We’re gonna go right next
to it to that empty peg and then we’re gonna
come straight down here. We’re gonna skip this empty peg here. We’re ignoring the reds. We’re gonna go to this one
and then come back and skip. Make an empty peg, go around, come down, make an empty peg, go around. This is empty. We’re gonna go skip
over this figure eight. Go down. Then we’re gonna come
around here, skip empty. So you kinda get the idea. So we’re just gonna keep going down making sure that you are not picking up too many stitches. The way I did it the
first time it looked like it was going to be a rib stitch. So we’re gonna come down here. There’s a twisted knit stitch, which is that figure eight. We’re gonna go zig-zag around and then it comes to the last one. I’m gonna wrap around and normally you end up here and then you kinda go around and swing this around the rotating loom, swing it around. I’m just gonna go ahead
and use my left hand and kinda work my way back this way ’cause I can see it easier. Now I’m just gonna pick
up all the stitches that we did not do earlier in the white. Ignoring the red ones. I think I’ve got one messed up. So I wanna make sure
I’ve got these correct. Okay, now I am back where I should be and now I can knit this
over and lock it in. And just inspect it and
make sure it looks like the stockinette where the things aren’t criss-crossed too much like when you did the original rib stitch. So we’re gonna go ahead and hook on over. Pause your video and meet me back up. By the way, this is the row
one of the fleur de lis. Row three is gonna look just
like it so when we come back we’ll work on row two
together and then you’ll work your way back on row three
just like we did on this row, which is row one. Pause your video. I’ll see you soon. Okay, we’re doing row
two of the fleur de lis. Make sure that your yarn isn’t trapped beneath these two pegs. I had to unknit mine so
make sure that’s freed up. We’re working with the center outward so we’ve got three sets of pegs that are on this fleur de lis. I’m gonna come down around
this second to last peg around the outside of that
peg towards the inside and go straight up to
the one across from it and around and we’re making
a figure eight that way. And then we’re gonna continue
going a set of three. So this is how those sets are. One, two, three, and then
come down to the next one and you can see it
clearly now that your red is showing very clearly and
make the figure eight stitch on those pairs, the three pairs. Come down and repeat it. When you get to the end,
you’re just gonna lay your red yarn down like
we did before and then we’ll wrap the white together. Pause your video. I will see you then. Now that I’ve finished with this one, I’m gonna skip the last couple of pegs and come around back here. And just kinds secure it a little bit. That way it doesn’t jump off. Now I wanna take my
white and go down around this first peg here and
skip the first in the back. Go around the back one. We’re just gonna start
skipping around so I’m just gonna go through. I’ve got this one skipped. We’re gonna come down
here and go to this one, ’cause this one’s skipped here and come to the back. Those three are red. We need to skip so we’re gonna go here. And then we’ve got a
skip, and then three red and then we’ll work this one, and those are red. That’s a skip, so we’re
gonna work that one. Come down here and that
one skips so this one. Those are red, skip one. So you kinda see my process (laughs) I come way down here
and we need to skip one. Come down and all the way down and around again and this is just like the one before where we
were on row one of this where we had to wrap it
a little bit differently. Come down and make sure
and just pick up all the skipped ones. Don’t miss one. These have double pegs. These are red. Pick up all the ones
that we missed before. That one and that one. All the way around so we’ve
got double ones everywhere and these are red down here. Okay, go ahead and hook
over on here and then you’re going to repeat
the same as row one. We’re gonna go this way. Just repeat that section again. I’ll meet you back up when you’re done with row two and three. See you soon. All right now that the
fleur de lis is made you cut the red yarn. I went ahead and trapped that in and then I worked those over when I weaved it back the next way. That’s why you can’t see it. Now you’re gonna work
two rows of the white. Go ahead and do that and
then you’ll cut the white and then start working on the green. Thanks again to Kb Looms today. We hope this tutorial has
halped you make your mittens but more importantly techniques
to make more double knit patterns for your loved ones. Will you do me a favor? If you like this video,
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