I have a new pattern for you! Introducing: Allotropy. I’m ashamed to admit it, but this scarf has been in the works for almost a year now.
Last year I taught double knitting for the first time at Knitters’ Day Out. Of course I wanted to start something new just before the class, even though I knew I wouldn’t have time to complete it. I even promised the class that they could have this pattern for free once it was published (and this is still true if you remember the code). Honestly, I thought it would be completed by the end of the year max…
Instead, here it is, almost time for this year’s Knitters’ Day Out1 and I’m just now getting this complete!
Allotropy or allotropism is the property of some chemical elements to exist in two or more different forms, known as allotropes of these elements. Allotropes are different structural modifications of an element; the atoms of the element are bonded together in a different manner. — Wikipedia
I thought this was a pretty good, but nerdy, way to think of double knitting. This scarf is basic double knitting, nothing tricking going on here. Both sides of this are the same, but in opposite colors. In fancier double knitting, it is possible for both sides to have different images completely!
Here are the project details:
Size: One Size
Measurements: 7” wide by 66” long
Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (80% wool, 20% nylon; 195 yds [180 m]/50 g): #115 purple dawn, 2 skeins; and Crystal Palace Mini Solid (80% wool, 20% nylon; 195 yds [180 m]/ 50g): #1100 natural ecru, 2 skeins.
Needles: US #4 [3.5 mm] 16” circular or straight
Gauge: 26 sts and 27.5 rows = 4” in double knit pattern, BLOCKED Notions: Tapestry needle
1 I’m teaching Double Knitting and Lace Knitting. Check the schedule for more information. Double Knitting is sold out, but Lace Knitting looks like it might have seats left.