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

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

by Nicky Epstein

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

Nicky Epstein, needlework star and bestselling author of the Essential Edgings series, turns her passionate eye to the techniques and traditions behind the craft of knitting around the world. In this combination travel guide and pattern book, Epstein takes stitchers on a global tour, examining varying approaches to the art of needlework across cultures.

Epstein explains the traditional uses of a range of techniques such as colorwork, cables, lace, intarsia and more before demonstrating how these can be incorporated into modern designs. The result: more than 40 all-new, innovative designs collected in this beautiful gift edition with a handy ribbon marker. 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 multi-color Peruvian skirt; and an oversized, zip-up Navajo Blanket Jacket.

Epstein’s books have been praised by Booklist contributors Barbara Jacobs and Ilene Cooper, and have been regular selections of The Crafter’s Choice Book Club.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933027678
Publisher: Sixth&Spring
Publication date: 11/04/2008
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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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