SNUGGLY CHUNKY CABLE BLANKET
There’s nothing like a chunky, snuggly blanket when you’re chilly. Double strands make this blanket even cozier — and faster! It’s knit with two strands of chunky yarn held together. You’ll be surprised at how quickly it works up.
This cardigan has two things going for it: it’s knit top down and it’s seamless. You’ll use lace-weight yarn, but with two strands of the yarn held together, it will work up much faster than a usual lace-weight project. You can even try it on as you knit. It’s just one of the advantages of top-down knitting.
QUICK TIP FOR BEGINNERS: KNITTING DOUBLE-STRANDED WITH ONE SKEIN
The first double-stranded pattern I ever worked on was a small tote bag that only required one skein of yarn. Clueless, I rolled roughly half the skein into a ball and cut it to create two balls of yarn that I could hold together at the same time. Of course I didn’t estimate the exact halfway point, so I ran out of one skein before I finished the project. Oops!