Knitting double knit in the round on the Double Knit Loom requires the regular double knit stitches to be reinvented to work with the circular shape. There has been some confusion concerning the wrap starting on the beginning peg, or not. Originally the Rib Stitch on the DKL was worked NOT starting on first peg, after the cast on. But this made row counting difficult, and didn’t make sense for many knitters.
We have revised the RIBBING STITCH in the round to work by coming back around to the beginning peg. This STITCH NOW STARTS ON BEGINNING PEG FOR EACH AND EVERY ROUND. We are using the peg marked with the arrow on outer loom as the beginning peg.
1. Wrap from beginning peg (peg 1) to peg 3 on inner loom.
2 Continue wrapping ‘every other peg’ until you wrap the peg across from the starting peg (starting peg marked with stitch marker). Skip the 2 pegs (marked with red arrows), wrap peg adjacent to the starting peg, then go to inner loom and wrap the consecutive peg. This will change your angle.
3. Then continue wrapping ‘every other’ peg. You will be working in same direction, but at opposite angle.
4. When you end the round, the wrapping should look like photo below.
5. At this point, lay an anchor yarn around the stitches, between the looms, with yarn tails dangling below the looms.
6. Then repeat the process again starting with wrap around the starting peg on outer loom. Once you have two rounds complete, hook over all pegs starting with outer loom. Continue working as many rib rounds as desired or as pattern dictates, always starting on beginning peg.
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