If you've never really thought about using reversible stitches in your knitting projects before, then they are definitely worth exploring.
However, this is not the case with a reversible knitting stitch – you can quickly wrap a winter scarf around your neck or throw a blanket over your knee and not have to worry about the messy wrong side showing.
However, reversible stitches tend to have a similar number of knits and purls on both sides, so these opposing forces are balanced out. This makes them the perfect choice for blankets, rugs and placemats. In fact, you can even use a reversible stitch at the border of other stitches to stabilise them.
Anna’s samples in the photos above show this to perfection. The top pattern shows one of her Trellis Coasters which has been worked in Quilted Rib Pattern from our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, and it is shown paired with her Breakwater Placemats which use the Cornish Diamonds pattern from the book.
Reversible stitches can also provide texture, insulation, warmth and cushioning, so you can probably see why I am so enthusiastic about them!
So at the start of this year, I decided to challenge myself to see if I could add 20 more stitches in 2020. Anna joined me in the quest and in the end we managed to design, find or adapt more than 50 stitches to add to the collection!
So we are delighted to now be able to introduce the brand-new edition of our E-book: Reversible Knitting Stitches – A Sourcebook of 250 Double-Sided Stitch Patterns.
The new stitches are scattered throughout the book, with some lovely new examples for beginner knitters as well as stitches worked in two or more colours. This includes the one shown in the photo above. This is Cushioned Rib, which is a wonderfully padded stitch. This is beautiful when worked in a single shade but really comes into its own when worked in a combination of colours.
We have also included lots of new reversible lace stitches and reversible cables to expand the final two chapters in the book as it is so hard to find good examples of these types of stitches.
The new edition also includes all new stitch charts to take advantage of the wonderful changes in chart drafting software over the last few years. The stitch charts are now beautifully crisp and clear even when you zoom right in or print them out.
If you would like to read more about reversible stitches and how you can use them in your knitting projects, then please click here, and to see a gallery of sample pages from this new edition, then please click here. To purchase a copy of the book, then please click here. The book is available for instant download from the site and can be read on computers, tablets, phones and other mobile devices.
We hope you enjoy the new edition and that it gives you lots of new ideas for your autumn knitting!
Until next time – Happy Reversible Knitting!
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