I am going to explain how to graph your design and put in your knitwear. A great benefit of double knit is the ability to create a design and have no backside. The design is actually on both sides.
I am going to explain how to incorporate a “CIRCLE DESIGN” in your knit. it is best if you use a bulkier yarn so that you don’t see your in-between row.
First of all you want to get graph paper like the paper below. Draw your design and then put “X” in the spots that are contained in the shape you are creating. I put in the X’s to make my circle.
1st row – knit with 4 stitches of the circle
2nd row- knit with 8 stitches of the circle
3rd row – 8 stitches
4th row – 10 stitches………
Then you continue each row until you finish with 4 stitches on the 12th row.
This is the 9th row – 8 stitches of circle, looping every pin back and forth.
The you take the opposite color yarn (brown) and weave every other in the same pattern skipping the needles already wrapped.
Now every needle is covered and you just loop over. And then you start your 10th row ( another 8 stitches).
I hope this helps with graphing your design.