View Full Version : Reversible patterns for Afghans?

09-30-2006, 08:18 PM
How do I know whether a given pattern will the same on both sides?

Any suggestions for a nice Afghan pattern (I love cables, laces, anything that adds textures) that is also reversible? I'm browsing Pattern Central now.



09-30-2006, 08:46 PM
Check here.... http://knitting.about.com/library/blstitches.htm for reversible stitch patterns. There's a cable pattern that looks pretty good on both sides, not all of them do, but I don't know where to find it. Might be in a book....


Mama Bear
09-30-2006, 10:36 PM
In addition to the ones above, the Moss Lozenge stitch pattern is reversible. It is in the Barbara Walker books, in one of the Vogue Stitchionary books, and I also found it online free here (http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/stCatalog2.cfm?StitchID=31&name=Moss%20Diamond%20and%20Lozenge&numofst=12&stplus=0&rows=44&rplus=0&sym=0)

It is just combinations of knit and purl stitches.

It's done over 12 stitches so you can make it any size you want in multiples of 12. I have done it with a worsted weight on size 9 needles (you can see what that looks like here (http://www.beartoes.com/index.php?title=papa_s_quilt&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1) and as a baby blanket in pink (http://www.beartoes.com/index.php?title=it_only_took_four_tries&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1) with DK weight yarn on size 6 needles.

Any of the pattern books might have some more ideas.

Mama Bear

10-02-2006, 04:28 PM
Thanks for those great links/suggestions!

When I clicked on the patterns listed on about.com, I didn't get any pictures. I couldn't find a problem with my browser. Do you see pictures?

Thanks again!


10-02-2006, 05:10 PM
Not all of the stitch patterns at about.com have pictures, but I remember at least *some* of the links having them. Dunno what happened.

Here's another link that does have pictures. http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/patterns/reversible.shtml


10-05-2006, 09:05 PM
I thought of another pattern that's reversible - it's the Fisherman's Rib or Half FR, where you knit all stitches. It's also makes kind of a thermal knit.

CO even number of stitches, knit across first row.

Every row after that - k1, k1B, repeat across to last 2 stitches - k2.

It's very easy, you can knit a few inches in a swatch to try it out.


Barbara Breiter
10-07-2006, 02:02 AM

I am no longer at About.com. All photos are gone as well as most resources.

The Stitch Library has moved to http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm

I am in the process of putting up all the patterns and other information on the new site. There are currently more than 360 free patterns.


Barbara Breiter

10-07-2006, 08:40 AM
Thanks for letting us know, Barbara.