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Review: Reversible Scarves by Audrey Knight

Reversible Scarves by Audrey Knight, Cooperative Press 2012, 134pp.

Every once in awhile a pattern book comes along that you just know you’ll keep going back to – and Audrey’s Reversible Scarves is one of those.

Audrey presents more than 30 patterns, ranging from simple to intermediate plus, and a plethora of information to empower the knitter to create their own patterns.  She addresses the impact that yarn choice (weight, color, fiber blend and so on) can have on the finished object throughout the book – compare the different mistake rib scarves, for example, or the linen stitch scarves worked in different types of yarn.

Techniques include ribbing, knit/purl textures, cables, lace, slip stitch with multiple colors, and double knitting.  Many of the patterns with charts include, if practical, line by line instructions.

My favorite, I think (though it’s really, really hard to choose!), is the double knit Surprise Stripes scarf, featuring horizontal stripes on one side & vertical on the other.

It’s no surprise that I love the various cabled scarves as well, especially the Braided Cables scarf & the Cables & Knots scarf.

The girly part of me love the ruffled edges of the Double Eyelet and Cables scarf – and the glorious ruffles of Tux!

Would you like to win your own PDF of Reversible Scarves?  Leave a comment on this post by midnight PST October 25th with your THREE favorite scarves.  (I think it’s easier to pick three than just one!)

16 comments… add one
  • Caryn October 18, 2012, 12:09 pm

    Reversible Scarves looks to be a great book. Love the Double Eyelet, Cable Knots and the Linen Stitch scarves.

  • Diane October 18, 2012, 3:10 pm

    I like the mistake rib, the linen stitch and the braided cables the best.

  • Michelle October 18, 2012, 4:35 pm

    My favs are probably Aran, Braided Cables, and Cables & Knots. Thanks for offering such an awesome book!

  • Sheila October 18, 2012, 10:37 pm

    I love Cables and Knots, Checkerboard, and Stephanie Moebius.

  • Sharon M2 October 19, 2012, 1:23 pm

    I’ve been hearing really rave reviews of this book; my favorites are the Checkerboard, suprise stripes and the Woven Dots: all cool!

  • Lynne Phelps October 21, 2012, 1:46 am

    Cables and Knots, Checkerboard and Sprout!!! SO GLAD you did not make us pick just ONE! I am crazy about knitting scarves and would love to win this book, especially in PDF as my knitting book storage is completely out of control, lol!

  • K. Stephen Nelson October 21, 2012, 12:21 pm

    In no particular order, Shading, Zig Zag, and Marvelous Moss.

    I am enjoying your book, “California Revival Knits”, and have inserted “Peacock Mitts” high up in my to do project list. It might even make the head of the queue by January 2013, right after I finish a knitted afghan for my ex wife and a knitted illusion scarf for myself.

  • Kay October 23, 2012, 6:53 am

    Thank you for not making us choose just one! Cables & Knots, Stefanie Moebius, and Euclid’s Elements all appeal for very different reasons, but it looks like there are some great techniques to explore.

  • Beth W. October 23, 2012, 7:41 am

    Love it! I really like the surprise stripes, cables & knots and braided cables.


  • Vic October 25, 2012, 7:40 am

    My three favs have got to be Cables and Knots (lovely cabling detail, looks like a pattern to keep me interested throughout), Mixer (I liked the scalloped edges) and Tumbling Blocks (it’s a bit ‘different’ than some scarfs!).

  • Laurie P October 25, 2012, 11:24 am

    It’s difficult to choose but my 3 favorites are Cables & Knots, Checkerboard & Linen Stitch.

    Beautiful work, Audrey!!

  • Heather N October 25, 2012, 11:28 am

    I love scarves and both of their sides!

    I love Wavy Ribs, Braided Cables Scarf, and Diagonal Ribs & Little Fountains Lace.

  • Susan W October 25, 2012, 2:47 pm

    I like the Surprise Stripes, Cable& Knots, and the Linen Stitch scarves. The others are very pretty too!

  • Rachelle October 25, 2012, 2:49 pm

    I love Woven Dots, Linen Stitch to the Rescue and Cables and Knots!

  • PJ Gaumond October 25, 2012, 2:57 pm

    I love the Surprise Stripes Scarf, the Mistake Stitch Scarf, and Cables & Knots Scarf. I love to make it to Rhinebeck next year. I’m not that far away in Schenectady. I would really love to try the scarves, a challenge for a backwards left handed knitter.

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