Last October I took a weekend class on double knitting from Lucy Neatby. In order to cement what I had learned into my finger I embarked upon a couple of double knitting projects. The beginnings of one is pictured in the linked post.
The other has remained a stealth project until very recently.
Soxanne, with whom I took the class and who was my totally delightful roommate, moved to a new condo in November, and I decided to make her a housewarming gift. What better choice than a double knitted, felted trivet?
If you clicked over to that linked post you saw the beginnings of a trivet with a Celtic knot pattern. Guess which of these patterns I picked for it out on Ravelry:
If you chose the one that looks like it will nicely fill out a square, you are correct. If you also think that it looks a little... complicated, you are also right.
Which is why its status on Ravelry is zzz.
For Soxanne's gift, I decided on the KISS approach -- Keep it simple, stupid. Pre- and post-felting:
(Color is somewhere between the two sets of photos -- first pair are too brown, second pair are too blue. True colore are lavender and purple.)
The felting did exactly what I had hoped: it magically disguised any knitting irregularities inadvertent design features.