Monday, October 20, 2014

Twig Stitch, A New Twist on Reversible Knitting

Completely reversible knits!

Worked by knitting two yarns at the same time, Twigg stitch allows you to create two completely different looks in the same fabric.  Not only can you create simple reversible colorwork, but you can also create different cable patterns or even lace that is a different color on each side.

Unique and fascinating as the technique is, it's not difficult to master.  Anyone with basic knitting skills can quickly learn.  Vicki will teach you the basics of Twigg stitch:  casting on, handling yarns, increasing and deacreasing, changing colors, and knitting in the round.  She also provides a stitch dictionary of basic to more complex color patterns. textured patterns, and cables.

Ten patterns round out the book, from simple hats and mitts, demonstrating the stitch in its most basic form, to a shaped lace shawl.

Vicki TwiggVicki Twigg was born in 1960 near London, England, the daughter of an artist and an engineering designer. She learned knitting as a child and has always enjoyed experimenting with all kinds of techniques. In 2011, she challenged herself to find a two sided version of a two color rib and the result - not just a rib - turns out to have a wide range of possibilities to explore.

Vicki currently lives in Pennsylvania.

Visit her website at

Twigg Stitch: A New Twist on Reversible Knitting
By Vicki Twigg
Interweave/F+W; $27.99

The knit work in this book is beautiful and I love the idea of reversible knitting.  The patterns are beautiful as well, and the instructions are well-written and easy to follow.

The down-side to this book is that I'm left-handed, that is certainly no problem of the author's but it is a problem for me, because the instructions/pictures are hard for me to there is a larger learning curve for me in learning this technique.  Something I am going to try to master...would love to see a left-handed YouTube tutorial on this technique!

But...that aside, for those of you who are in the right handed world and want to learn a beautiful, new technique, I think you'll love this book.

Listed in the book are: Techniques, Projects, a Stitch Dictionary and Sources for supplies

**I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Tommy Semosh over at  fwmedia.


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