Reversible Knitting: 50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns

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Stewart, Tabori and Chang, Oct 1, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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Most of the stitch dictionaries on knitters’ shelves are remixes of familiar stitch patterns already published elsewhere. Not so for Lynne Barr’s groundbreaking book Reversible Knitting. Not only is every one of the 50 stitch patterns completely new and never before seen, but each is also reversible--for a total of 100 different looks! Reversible stitch patterns can be used to create projects where either side can be worn facing outward, or where two sides of the piece are visible simultaneously (such as a scarf or a garment with collar or cuffs that that can be worn up or down). In addition to stitch patterns, the book features 20 such projects--from accessories like scarves, hats, and socks to sweaters and dresses--designed by the author and by 12 top knitwear designers including STC authors Véronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, and Teva Durham. Rounding out the book are in-depth instructions for the specialized techniques required for reversilbe work.

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User Review  - moggyandme - LibraryThing

Hmmmm, an interesting book with a lot of unusual things to ponder. Some of the stitches are amazing. Some are just awful. Likewise the patterns. A few I would knit. And most I wouldn't. A typical knitting book methinks in that regard. Read full review

Reversible Knitting

User Review  - mutherwuther -

This book is a gem. For those who want to design their own works this offers a wide variety of intriguing stitch patterns Ive never seen before. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Lynne Barr is the author of Knitting New Scarves (STC). She has led hand-knitting workshops in the U.S., taught machine-knitting to factory workers in Haiti, and designed sweaters for upscale boutiques. With her husband, she coauthored Sweaterscapes of the North Country and Sweaterscapes of the American West.

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