After a couple evenings of practicing, I have made peace with reversible double knitting. In fact it’s at that point where it has gone from infuriating to actually really fun!
Unfortunately, this piece is for a blanket that the Knitterly Hook-er is putting together, so it needs to be 5 x 7…and as you can see, I’ve overshot the width by about a half an inch. I think it’s just because my tension has changed as I kept practicing. So we’ll call this a gauge swatch, and I’ll start over tomorrow with a couple fewer stitches…I just hope I get the row count right on the first try!