Free shipping on UK orders over £40 & International orders over £70 (exclusions apply)

0

Your Cart is Empty

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com August 07, 2014

0 Comments

Double yarn overs allow you to make larger, more dramatic holes in lace and can also be used for a simple buttonhole. 

Double yarn overs are knit and purled into a total of four times to create an edging similar to crocheted loops on Damson. 
Double yarn overs are knit and purled into a total of four times to create an edging similar to crocheted loops on Damson. 

Working one is easy, you just wrap the yarn around the needle and additional time (you can even wrap it multiple times for even bigger holes), 

but how do you work into 2 loops on the next row? 

The crucial thing to know is that a double yarn over is really just a single loop of yarn that was wrapped twice to make it larger. You can slip one of the wraps off the end of the needle to see this larger single yarn over. You don’t need to open it up like this before working into it but either way you should treat the whole thing as one stitch — it will open up when you slip it off when your stitches are completed so you can work everything into the first wrap without worrying about the second. 

Some patterns will have you knit into the front and back of the double yarn over and others will have you knit and purl. These have slightly different effects but it’s important never to work the same stitch consecutively — you need to put in that twist between your stitches to avoid everything opening up into another large single stitch. 

They don’t have to look this evil!

Ysolda support@ysolda.com
Ysolda support@ysolda.com

Ysolda designs knitting patterns, spent years teaching at events and loves to find new yarns and books to share.



Also in Blog

Image of bobbins of yarn with the words designing with nightshades written over it.
Designing with Nightshades, a guest post by Whitney Hayward

by Ysolda Ltd Collaborator October 18, 2019 0 Comments

Read More
Gansey Bundle and Channel Island Cast On Tutorial
Gansey Bundle and Channel Island Cast On Tutorial

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 17, 2019 0 Comments

We love Gansey patterning and decided to go into our archive and reknit two old favourites. These were originally made in Blend no.1 and have now been reknit in Neighborhood Fiber Company Capital Luxury Sport. The cowl is made in Hollins Market and the hat in Reservoir Hill.
Read More
Pre-Brexit update
Pre-Brexit update

by Ysolda support@ysolda.com October 16, 2019 0 Comments

With less than two weeks to go, we still don’t know what Brexit will look like, or whether it’s happening at all on October 31st. Like every other small business in the UK we’ve been trying to plan, without having much idea of what we’re planning for. 
Read More

Subscribe