Colorwork Knitting 102: Double Knitting for Beginners

Course description

If you’ve ever seen a beautiful double layered scarf wrapped around a friends neck, or a two sided colorwork pattern and wondered, “How’d they do that?” this is the class for you! Double knitting is a unique method of knitting that allows you to make fabric with two right sides (the pretty sides). With one simple technique you can make colorwork that mirrors the opposite side, double thick scarves, and socks two at a time! The possibilities are endless.

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez explains it all – from the basic technique, to tips and tricks for knitting with two colors. Whether you want to learn to make simple colorwork blankets or a full blown two sided hat, this class will put you on the right track!


  • How to double knit with one or more colors
  • Multiple methods for casting on two colors at once
  • How to manage two yarns at once
  • How to read colorwork charts


  • How to knit the knit stitch
  • How to knit the purl stitch
  • How to cast on
  • How to read a basic pattern
  • How to bind off
Johnny Vasquez

Johnny Vasquez

Senior Instructor

Johnny Vasquez is the founder of Yarn Nation Media. After teaching himself to knit and crochet in 2010, Johnny started his first website to help pass his knowledge on to others. That site, New Stitch A Day, has since helped millions of people around the world take their yarn craft skills to the next level.

When he's not making videos about yarn he's working on a new business idea, watching an indie film, or planning his next travel adventure. He currently is traveling fulltime with his wife, Lacie, and their two beautiful little girls.

Course Includes

16 Videos

2 PDFs

1.0 hr