Nicky Epstein's Knitting on Top of the World: The Global Guide to Traditions, Techniques & Design

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Nicky Epstein's a needlework star, and this is her most important and wide-ranging collection: a worldwide tour of knitting traditions and techniques, including colorwork, cables, lace, intarsia, and more. She explains the origins and traditional uses of each one, and then goes on to reinvigorate and recombine all these beloved styles in her inimitable way. The result: more than 40 innovative patterns collected in an attractively designed book. There's a Celtic Pullover with braided twisted rib strips; a ...
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Overview

Nicky Epstein's a needlework star, and this is her most important and wide-ranging collection: a worldwide tour of knitting traditions and techniques, including colorwork, cables, lace, intarsia, and more. She explains the origins and traditional uses of each one, and then goes on to reinvigorate and recombine all these beloved styles in her inimitable way. The result: more than 40 innovative patterns collected in an attractively designed book. There's a Celtic Pullover with braided twisted rib strips; a Snowflake Tunic from the Far North; a Felted Tyrolean Capelet with appliqué, cord, and balls; a Spanish Rose Pullover with lace accents; a colorful Peruvian skirt; and an oversized, zipped Navajo Blanket Jacket. Colorful maps and historical photos make this volume a visual treat, as well as an invaluable tool for knitters seeking inspiration.
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Prolific knitwear designer Epstein (the "Edgings" series) applies her considerable skill and knowledge to knitwear patterns inspired by geographic locales and informed by local traditions. The garments and accessories in this book include an Orenburg lace-inspired camisole, several sweaters using Fair Isle colorwork techniques, and an Aran-knitted jacket with knitted rose embellishments. With its emphasis on colorwork and surface design, this isn't a book for beginner knitters, but knitters looking for a challenge will appreciate the beautiful designs. As educational as it is creative; essential for knitting collections.


—Nanette Donohue
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936096756
  • Publisher: Sixth&Spring
  • Publication date: 8/5/2014
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 680,599
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Nicky Epstein is a knitwear designer, author of numerous bestselling books on knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on knitting technique. In 2005, she received a prestigious award from The National NeedleArts Association, and a year later her work was featured in a retrospective fashion show at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. She lives in New York, NY.
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