In Sweden, as long ago as the 17th century a form of knitting was practiced called tvåändsstickning, or two-end knitting. Using a strand from each end of a center pull ball of yarn (wound of either one or two colors of yarn), the created fabric has great warmth, strength, and durability, as well as elasticity which approaches that of spandex! This technique takes some patience and effort to master, but will soon reward the tenacious knitter with ease, moderate speed, and lovely garments. This classic Swedish motif was knitted in both men’s and women’s garments in the area of Hälsingland.
Finished Sizes: Women’s Small/7″ (Medium/7.75″, Large/8.25″)
Gauge: 13 sts and 13 rnds/2″ in twined St st.
- Yarn: One 4-oz. skein in EACH of two colors of worsted weight yarn (220 yds/4 oz).
- Don’t use single ply yarns–they will pull apart! Darker yarn is Main Color (MC), lighter yarn is Contrast Color (CC).
- Needles: A set of five US 5 (3.75 mm) dp needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle