Reversible Knitting

50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns + 20 Projects from Top Designers

By Lynne Barr; Thayer Allyson Gowdy (Photographer)
(ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9781584798057, 192pp.)

Publication Date: October 2009

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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 Veronik Avery, Norah Gaughan, and Teva Durham. Rounding out the book are in-depth instructions for the specialized techniques required for reversilbe work.

About the Author
LYNNE BARR 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 designed and produced a commemorative sweater for L.L. Bean and co-authored two books: <I>Sweaterscapes of the North Country</I> and <I>Sweaterscapes of the American West. </I>Barr lives in Maine.

Thayer Allyson Gowdy's photographs can be seen in InStyle Home and Health, as well as the book Nest for Two. She lives in San Francisco.
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