Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits

Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits

Creative Techniques for Knitting Both Sides Right

Book - 2009
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"For me, the design has to be that both sides are beautiful and balanced . . . If both knitted sides are similar--or even completely different from each other--the piece is reversible in a way that much, if not most, knitwear is not. Either side can be public." --Iris Schreier   What a winning combination: celebrated author Iris Schreier, 24 exquisite projects, and dozens of in-demand techniques that result in garments that look great on both sides. Using knit/purl, two-color, double knitting, cable, lace, and modular knitting methods, Iris creates beautiful shrugs, shawls, scarves, throws, hats, socks, and more. Some of the items actually have different looks on the front and back while others simply show the same clean, finished fabric throughout. Iris walks novices through all the essentials, then shares modern adaptations of classic stitches, illuminated by photos of hand-knitted swatches. As a bonus, there's a super-handy yarn substitution chart and an appendix with extra variations for advanced knitters. Knitters of all skill levels can now achieve true "revers-atility"!


Publisher: New York, NY : Lark Books, [2009], ©2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781600591174
Branch Call Number: 746.432 Sc
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Reversible knits

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Feb 19, 2010

Same old designs, except this time (gasp!) she used stitches that were reversible. Big deal!

Good enough to borrow, but not for purchase. There's nothing new!

Dec 24, 2009

A great technique to learn. I would only recommend this book for advanced knitters, although intermediate knitters who are ready to progress and can sort out complicated instructions might enjoy it too.
I suggest starting with one of the simpler patterns, and using contrasting colours for the two sides. Then you soon learn by looking what stitch sequence you need for each row. If the colours are too close (I started with two close shades of blue) it is easy to become lost.


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