New Knitting Stitch Alert: Twigg Stitch
There’s a new stitch in town, and it’s pretty incredible. Designer Vicki Twigg invented it, and it’s called . . . Twigg stitch!
Vicki was aiming for a two-colored ribbing without floats, and she ended up discovering a new knit stitch. Worked in two colors, the Twigg stitch produces a reversible fabric with mirrored sides. So beautiful!
Here’s what Vicki has to say about her creation:
“Twigg stitch grew out of an idea I had to make a two color rib two sided; I did not realize until I began to search that it was new. Twigg stitch has its own unique qualities that make it very versatile, although it has been compared to brioche and double knitting, and it does resemble them in some ways. The journey of discovery this knitting stitch it has led me on has been fascinating and I am still finding new applications for it.
My hope is that knitters will use my book, Twigg Stitch, as a starting point for their designs, I’m excited to see what people come up with.”
I love it when new stitch patterns and knitting techniques are discovered. Even with all that we already know, the possibilities in knitting are endless.
Below are directions for how Vicki works the Twigg stitch. She recommends holding both yarns in one hand, either the right or the left. This ensures that the same amount of yarn is used for the knit and the purl stitches, so you’ll get even tension throughout the work.
|The inside of the Snowflake Earflap hat is blue with a white snowflake.|
There are certain patterns in which Vicki recommends holding the yarns in separate hands, so it’s great to know how to work with two methods—holding the yarns in two hands and holding the yarns in one hand. You’ll also want to know how to switch colors, how to knit a tidy selvedge, how to do a couple of different cast-ons and bind-offs, and how to work increases and decreases.
Vicki shows you how to do all of these techniques in Twigg Stitch. Her photos and directions are clear and easy-to-follow. You’ll be a Twigg stitch knitter in no time.
Get your copy of Twigg Stitch today!