A New Knitting Technique

A knitting book with a NEW technique is just hitting the shelves. It’s called Twigg Stitch and is the brainchild of Vicki Twigg, who developed the technique when trying to knit reversible corrugated (two-color) ribbing.

The subtitle, “a new twist on reversible knitting” is spot on. Worked with two colors in each row, it produces a reversible fabric that’s a cross between double knitting (but the two sides of the fabric are always linked together) and brioche stitch (but there are no yarnovers or knitting into the stitch below the needle). The design possibilities are endless–colorwork, lace, cables, texture patterns, etc. And you can simultaneously create completely different designs on the two faces of the fabric.


I had the good fortune to edit this book for Interweave Press and I can assure you that it’s harder to describe than actually do. Even if you struggle working with two yarns at the same time (I know I do), Twigg Stitch is surprisingly easy to do. And it’s thoroughly addictive.

Interweave sent me an extra copy of the book and I’d like to share it with one of you. Respond to this email by midnight Monday, October 20, and I’ll draw a winner. Due to the increased costs in overseas shipping, this offer is limited to the continental USA.

60 thoughts on “A New Knitting Technique”

  1. Patricia Creedon

    Thanks for introducing us to this book! Can’t wait to see it! I love two color knitting. Have tried “double knitting” which is a lot of fun!

  2. Hmm, sounds interesting! There’s something lovely and vintage-y about stranding and non-reversible two-color knitting, but who knows? Twigg knitting might become a new favorite πŸ˜€

  3. Very cool. I haven’t tried either brioche or doubled knitting (I know, late to the party) but this book looks lovely. It would be great fun to try. πŸ™‚

  4. I recently read about this stitch on another blog and it sounds so
    interesting. I would love to try it. How nice of you to give away
    a copy to one lucky knitter.

  5. I’ve been reading about this lately and I am intrigued. I do hope someone does a video tutorial soon, I find those to be so much help. Thanks for sharing Ann.

  6. Now this is something I would love to wrap my yarn around! I love the look of double knitting but it seems to take me forever with the Arthritis in my hands. Surprisingly it is knitting that has kept my hands flexible and joints from fusing. I am 54 yrs young and have had arthritis since I was 9. Knitting is a real blessing, even so I think we all suffer from repeating a movement countless times. I’m always up for new fun and time saving techniques. Knitting should always be an exciting adventure!

  7. Would love to learn a new twist to color! What a marriage double knitting, twined stitching with a side romance of colorwork. Wow what a threesome.

  8. Oh, sounds like just what I need. I’ve tried several techniques for colorwork, and most recently doubleknitting, but was never happy with the results.

  9. Funny I was just thinking yesterday how much more exciting knitting was to me when I was on a steep learning curve. Now I’ve lapsed into “tv knitting” much of the time. It’s time to learn a new skill!

  10. Time to get out of the “no brainer” knitting projects. This sounds like fun. My brain can use the challenge.

  11. I came across this recently and am very intrigued! I’d love to get my hands on it πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  12. Lucy Harrington

    I am a technique ‘collector’ ~ I’ve learned how to knit in 5 different ‘styles’, and would love to learn how to do Twigg stitch! You just can’t know too much…..

  13. I won a cookbook last week…hopefully I may be experiencing a bit of luck this month?! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

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