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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"For me, the design has to be intentional...so 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
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"For me, the design has to be intentional...so 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”!

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Editorial Reviews

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:
375,149
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)

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Iris Schreier’s time spent working in the Soho district of New York City exposed her to fresh and hip urban street fashions. She has a passion for designing and uncovering new techniques that simplify established processes. Iris owns a popular yarn company, Art Yarns (artyarns.com), and her work has been published in numerous periodicals, including VOGUE Knitting and Knitter’s Magazine. Iris’s previous books include Lacy Little Knits, Modular Knits, and Exquisite Little Knits (all Lark).

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