Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits: Creative Techniques for Knitting Both Sides Right

Iris Schreier's Reversible Knits: Creative Techniques for Knitting Both Sides Right

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by Iris Schreier
     
 

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What a winning combination: celebrated author Iris Schreier, 23 exquisite projects, and an in-demand technique that results in garments that look great on both sides. Using knit/purl, two-color, double knitting, and modular, Iris creates beautiful scarves, throws, socks, and more. As a bonus, there's a super-handy yarn substitution chart and an appendix with extra… See more details below

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What a winning combination: celebrated author Iris Schreier, 23 exquisite projects, and an in-demand technique that results in garments that look great on both sides. Using knit/purl, two-color, double knitting, and modular, Iris creates beautiful scarves, throws, socks, and more. As a bonus, there's a super-handy yarn substitution chart and an appendix with extra variation for advanced knitters.

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Library Journal
10/15/2013
"Reversible knitting" sounds a little intimidating, but at its most basic it's garter stitch, in which each row is knitted, or a simple ribbed pattern, where a predictable knit-purl pattern is offset but equal on both sides. At its most complex, reversible knitting includes advanced techniques such as double knitting or cablework on both sides of the item. Schreier (Lacy Little Knits: Clingy, Soft, and a Little Risqué) explores the possibilities of reversible knitwear and accessories in this collection of contemporary patterns. Many of the projects are suitable for beginners, and most are small and quick to make, allowing knitters new to reversible knitting the opportunity to experiment with new methods on a small scale. Schreier's yarn choices add to the interest of many of the projects and can be unexpected, as is the case with the cabled collar knit with superfine mohair. VERDICT There's enough here to get novices started with any of the reversible knitting techniques, but those who get hooked on double-knitting should look for Alasdair Post-Quinn's Extreme Double Knitting: New Adventures in Reversible Colorwork, which is a more thorough guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454708421
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
605,240
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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