Twigg Stitch by Vicki Twigg
Reversible knitting like you’ve never seen before! Learn to create totally reversible projects with Vicki Twigg’s technique!
Hang on to your knitting needles, what you know about reversible knitting is about to totally change! In the beginning, all knitwear designer Vicki Twigg wanted to do was knit a two-colored ribbing without floats. What she ended up creating was an entirely new type of knitting, worked in two colors, that produces a fully reversible fabric with mirrored or completely different sides. It’s truly amazing!
This is not brioche stitch: there are no slipped stitches, yarn-overs, or knitting into the stitch below. This is not double-knitting: the work is not slid to the other end of the needle to rework a row, and there are no “pockets” in the fabric. Vicki’s technique, Twigg Stitch, results in a knitted fabric with a different color on each side and allows you to create two completely different fabrics on either side of your project.
Unique and fascinating as the technique is, it’s not difficult to master; if you have basic knitting skills you’ll learn it quickly. Vicki visually walks you through the basics steps in Twigg Stitch: casting on, handling yarns, increasing and decreasing, changing colors, and knitting in the round. Plus, she provides a stitch dictionary of basic to more complex color patterns, textured patterns, and cables, and shows how to manipulate stitches to create a fabric that resembles lace.
To demonstrate this amazing technique, Vicki shares 10 great project that range from simple reversible hats, mitts and scarves to reversible lace shawls. These are projects that will have your knitting friends asking, “how did you knit that?!” It’s Twigg Stitch!