Twice Knitting creates a beautifully dense fabric and is typically worked on needles at least 2 to 3 sizes larger than what is recommended. The video below demonstrates Twice Knit Stockinette Stitch, but the same technique can easily be applied to garter stitch or other knit purl combinations.

Twice Knit Stockinette Stitch

Here is how to do the key technique used in Twice Knitting. We’re using Purl Soho’s Line Weight yarn on great big needles for a light and airy effect.

Twice Knit Stockinette Stitch Worked in the Round

The free pattern for our Crosshatch Cowl will give you lots of practice working this stitch in the round, and you’ll have an extraordinary cowl to show for it!

Twice Knit Stockinette Stitch Worked Flat

Thinking scarf, rather than cowl? Here’s how to work the Twice Knit Stockinette Stitch flat…

Cast on any number of stitches.

Row 1 (right side): *K2tog dropping only the first stitch off the left needle, repeat from * until one stitch remains in the row, k1.

Row 2: *P2tog dropping only the first stitch off the left needle, repeat from * until one stitch remains in the row, p1.

Modifications

Twisted Twice Knit Stockinette Stitch

You’ll notice the Twice Knit stitches slant up and to the right. If you instead work the stitches through their back loops, aka Twisted Twice Knit Stockinette Stitch, the stitches slant up and to the left. And if you combine the two, you’ll get….

Herringbone Stitch

Work one round (or row) in Twice Knit stitch and one in Twisted Twice Knit stitch, and you’ll get an incredible herringbone pattern, like our Big Herringbone Cowl pictured here!