Thursday, September 05, 2013

reversible knits

Well, this day sort of got away from me.  With it being a holiday and no school we packed appointments and obligations in to what felt like every minute.  Feeling pretty accomplished.  Still need to schedule those flu shots.  
Have you seen this book?  Heard the buzz about it?  There are parts of it that I found extremely fascinating.  I mean, I know how to make two sides look the same.  Heck, garter does that.  Seed stitch does that.  Even ribbing.  
But there are techniques in this books that make really cool "wrong" sides... so both are "right" sides.  Pretty special, I'd say.  
It won't take an experienced knitter to catch on to reversible knitting.  Just the basics are needed.  How to knit, how to purl, how to increase and decrease and of course, casting on and binding off.  
There are shrugs, throws, hats, scarves and other projects designed to showcase their reversibility.  And six key techniques to show you how.  Iris Schreier didn't leave out a detail.  Right down to fixing those darn mistakes.  (THAT was my biggest problem when I was first learning how to knit.)

Sterling publishing would like to give away a copy of Reversible Knits to TWO of my readers.   If interested, please leave a comment here before Monday, September 9 at 5pm EST and I will have the random generator choose TWO names!

Have a really great weekend.

97 comments:

Van said...

Looks like a smart and handy book! Thanks for sharing. I'll be adding it to my library queue =)

mvink said...

Wow!! Most definitely interested!! This looks like a great book! Either way I will definitely be putting it an my book wish list :-). Thank you for the chance!

Veronika said...
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Veronika said...

Great give-away! Double knitting has been on my to learn list ever since I saw a double knit sweater. This book is now on my shortest short list!

beth said...

I would love a copy. Definitely intrigued by the blue and white scarf. .. or is it a swatch?

Mirjam said...

Oh, yes please! I would love to try my hand at this. Have a suspicion it may be quite addictive...

Amy at love made my home said...

I don't want to enter the giveaway, this would be waaaaaayyyy beyond my abilities. Just wanted to say that I am in awe of those who can create these effects and have these talents!

cyndi said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to own a copy of this book. cynshep on revelry

lilpixie said...

Ooooo...I'd like a copy please :).

Molly said...

Definitely a book I could use!

Suzanne said...

Thank goodness for people like Iris who are clever enough to figure all this out.

Keya Kuhn said...

This looks significantly less mind boggling than trying to make cables reversible! Please include me in the drawing. Thank you!

Mary G said...

Looks like a fun book to add to my library! Making things reversible is a very cool design element.

Mary G.

Kathleen said...

What a great book! Would love to add it to my library. Double knitting has been on my list to learn since I started knitting!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie said...

Intriguing.

loonyplatypus said...

Awesome! I'm one of those knitters who gets so stressed about the wrong side showing so this would definitely relieve some of my problems :P

Kathleen said...

Looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jenny said...

It looks like a really interesting book! Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

Paula Castro said...

wow, I would love to win this book. I'm enjoying a lot to knit again.

Shannon Yeaton said...

Looks like a great addition to my knitting library. Thank you for the chance!

LauraH said...

What a great book! I would love to win this! thanks!

Frances said...

It's fun to figure out reversible, "two-faced" stitch combinations when knitting scarves. The book you're going to give away looks intriguing.

Isn't the slight September chill in the evening air refreshing!

xo

Anonymous said...

What a great book! I'd love to have a copy

Dianne said...

What a great idea for a book!

kathy b said...

What SMART knitting. I 'd love to be entered in the contest to win a copy .

JulieG. said...

This is what i call fancy pants knitting! Looks amazing :)

Tobie said...

This book is intriguing.

Catherine said...

I love this book...what a great addition to a knitter's library!

Barbara T said...

This looks like a great new book. I met Iris at my local yarn shop
a few years ago and took a class
from her. I would love to win
this book. I enjoyed and learned new things about knitting from her.

Gina said...

Such a cool idea - especially for items where the "wrong" side shows as much as the "right."

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love some of the samples. Always looking for knits that look good from both sides.

Julie Crawford said...

I've been knitting for ages but I don't think I've ever knit something entirely reversible! I'd be very interested to try out the patterns and stitches in this book. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

rav id: knittedblissJC

Anabella said...

Looks like fun! Thanks for the chance!

Cindy said...

love to win it, please enter me!

Jenntly Juniper said...

what an interesting looking book. Thank you for the chance to win it.

knittyk said...

I would love, love, love a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisagrace Alsbury said...

This book would be so fun to have! This year I'm planning on handcrafting all of my Christmas gifts, and I would love to get some inspiration here!

theresa said...

I'd love a copy!

Bogna said...

Hi I'd love to learn reversible knitting. thanks for the giveaway

Knit Picky Knitter said...

Sounds pretty cool. Thanks for the chance to win.

RRM said...

Very interesting! Would love to win it.

BlondEngineer said...

Very, very neat. I'd love to learn a few of those techniques!

-Bekah- said...

this would be an awesome book to have as a resource.

Susan said...

Oh, I would love to own this book! It looks fascinating, and while I'm not a very advanced knitter, I can do the basics you said are nec'y. Pick me, please!

C. Goldstein said...

Love knitting books-would love this book! I like to knit at least one item from each of my books. Awesome looking book.

Claudia said...

I very much enjoy your blog...and vegetable recipes. I too am a CSA member (A frittata is a tasty recipe to use up zucchini) and a knitter. Can anyone have too many cookbooks or too many knitting books?

PghCathy said...

Looks like an interesting concept to learn.

Maureen said...

Amazing results - I would love to try this! "Just one more row" takes on a whole new meaning! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win! I'm crossing my fingers!

Cami said...

This is another great give away!! Thanks.

Carla said...

knitting that looks 'right' on both sides sounds great!! two items in one, love it!

Sarah said...

I would love to try reversible knitting and this book sounds great! Thanks!

Robin said...

I would love to win a copy of the book!
Thank you for hosting a giveaway. :)

Kathy said...

This looks like a great book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy :-)

vmarty said...

Sounds really interesting! I would like to try knitting something reversible, especially for my child who can't remember, which is the knitted side of a cowl :)
rav id.: vmarty

Ajeng Sitoresmi said...

wow... i want it XD

Anonymous said...

I love very much reversible knitting! I am collecting reversible lace pattern, and any other knitting pattern in reversible style.

Joan said...

Oh yes me please, and thank you!

Ejw1969 said...

Ooooh if aim not knitting. I am reading about knitting! thanks for the chance to win x

Debbieamy said...

I love using reversible stitches for scarves because it is impossible to wear a scarf without the "wrong" side showing somewhere. But my options have been limited. This book sounds like it opens up a whole new slew of choices.

Wool Free and Lovin' knit said...

this would be a most handy reference guide so please do toss my name in the ring -- will be fun to hear I won!

Anonymous said...

Iris Schreier is a fantastic designer & I'd love a copy of her book. Thanks for the opportunity. Reversible knits are wonderful!

Mary Strauss said...

how fun that would be!! what a great idea...thanks for the offer!!

Debbie said...

Would love a chance to win a copy of this book!

Jane said...

Wow, that looks awesome! I would love to win a copy!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a really good book to have. Would love to win!

Ravnejenta on Ravelry

chris goudeau said...

WOW, this is so cool. I love the purple one. would really like to try them. Chris

Victoria said...

Looks fab and just the thing to get me re-blogging. Fingers crossed. Or should I say, knitting needles crossed. x

Michele said...

That looks like an awesome book, especially for the increases and decrease. I love basic variations instead of some of the busier looking techniques.

Bonnie said...

Wow. Who wouldn't be interested? What a great giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to have this new book.

jo ellen said...

Throwing my name into the hat for this book...

Lee said...

Please include my name in the list of knitters interested in this book; I enjoy learning new techniques. Lee

josephine said...

Reversible knitting is cool! This would provide lots of inspiration. Thanks!

Kaffiknopf said...

wow that is what I need right now :) thanks!!

Anonymous said...

This book looks amazing! It would be a real treat to win a copy! Rav luvknitz

Amy S said...

What a lovely treat - thank you for a chance to win such a brilliant book.

Memeetricot said...

Thanks for the chance to win what looks like an intriguing book!

knitalatte said...

Super giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

Blithe Spirit said...

oooh, this looks wonderful. Double knitting gets very addictive.

Melissa said...

I would love to have that book! It looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win!

Georgi said...

What a great book! It would be so great to have on hand.

Meghan said...

Looks like a very informative book. I would love to win a copy and try my hand at some reversible knitting.

katie metzroth said...

I love the idea of reversible knitting! Thanks for hostessing the giveaway. :)

Cindya said...

Giveaway, you say? I hope I'm not too late - want this book!

karinmicheles said...

What a cool book! I need something to do during the upcoming long winter nights and this would give me some great ideas! Thanks for the chance!

Leslie said...

I have done a reversible knit and it is perfect. would love the book.

Dana Rae said...

What an amazing idea, to focus all the projects on the idea of being reversible! I'd love to win, thanks for the chance! Thanks, Dana

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Anonymous said...

Looks like this book offers interesting solutions for cowls, scarfs, wraps, .... no more good and wrong side !

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