Double Those Yarn Strands to Finish Knitting Projects Faster

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There are lots of tricky ways to finish your knitting faster. You can knit with bulky yarn and big needles, of course, but one method that’s often overlooked is knitting with two strands at the same time.

Knitting with two strands of yarn at the same time creates a knit that’s thick and warm. It’s also a great technique to try when your pattern calls for a bulky yarn, but all you have is worsted weight. Put those two worsted weight yarns together and you might just get the gauge of a bulky yarn!

HERE ARE 6 DOUBLE-STRANDED PATTERNS TO CHOOSE FROM, PLUS A QUICK TIP FOR BEGINNERS ABOUT KNITTING DOUBLE-STRANDED WITH ONE SKEIN OF YARN.

Fingerless Monkey Mittens knitting pattern

FINGERLESS MONKEY MITTENS

Knit these with two strands of worsted weight yarn or one strand of bulky yarn. Check out your scrap yarn and see which one works best for you. You’ll be using duplicate stitch to create the face, and the pattern includes instructions for it if you’re not familiar.

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