Two skewers knitting, also known as "knitting with chopsticks", is a simple and easy technique for creating knitted items. It involves using two wooden skewers or chopsticks instead of traditional knitting needles.One of the easiest knitting patterns for two skewers is the garter stitch pattern. The garter stitch is a simple stitch pattern that involves knitting every row. It creates a fabric with ridges on both sides and is perfect for making scarves, dishcloths, and other simple items.To create a garter stitch pattern with two skewers, you'll need to follow these steps:
- Cast on an even number of stitches on both skewers. You can use any method for casting on, such as the long-tail cast on method.
- Hold one skewer in each hand, with the yarn attached to the first stitch on the right-hand skewer.
- Knit the first stitch on the right-hand skewer by inserting the left-hand skewer into the stitch from front to back, then wrapping the yarn around the right-hand skewer and pulling it through the stitch. Slip the stitch off the left-hand skewer.
- Repeat step 3 for each stitch on the right-hand skewer.
- When you reach the end of the right-hand skewer, hold it in your left hand and transfer the left-hand skewer to your right hand.
- Knit each stitch on the left-hand skewer in the same way you did on the right-hand skewer.
- Continue knitting back and forth between the two skewers until the item is the desired length.
- When you're ready to finish the item, cast off by knitting two stitches, then slipping the first stitch over the second stitch and off the skewer. Repeat this process until all stitches are cast off.