Knitting Beyond the Edge

Knitting Beyond the Edge

Cuffs & Collars, Necklines, Corners & Edges, Closures : the Essential Collection of Decorative Finishes

Book - 2006
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She’s already knitted On and Over the edge?and now Nicky Epstein is going even beyond that! Here, she shares more than 150 one-of-a-kind adornments for cuffs, collars, angles, corners, and necklines?embellishments for any type of garment edging. With her signature inventiveness, Nicky provides an abundance of ideas and takes stitchers one step further: Whereas the first two books used swatches to illustrate the edgings, these beautiful and elaborate finishings are incorporated right into the actual garment’s design, so it’s easy to see just how they’ll look. They range in difficulty level; some are simple but elegant, others complex and truly extraordinary. There’s a bell-sleeve jacket with a Celtic knot closure; a stylish cable-hooded wrap that’s textured with unusual patterns and bobbles; and a Fair Isle coat in eight different colors of yarn and with an unusual hem treatment and twisted cord embellishment. All are accompanied by detailed instructions and crisp color photography.

A Selection of The Crafter’s Choice Book Club.


Baker & Taylor
One of the nation's hottest knitwear designers presents this third installment to her popular "Knitting on the Edge" series that features more than 150 unique adornments and embellishments for cuffs, collars, angles, corners, and necklines.

Publisher: [New York] : Sixth&Spring Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781933027012
1933027010
Characteristics: 157 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 29 cm

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Jul 04, 2015

This book is a primer on edgings: collars, cuffs, hems, borders, and necklines all receive their due. Nicky Epstein has gone a long way towards exhausting the current stitch vocabulary with her innovative approaches. In addition to demonstrating an extensive series of trim combinations, she suggests many other terrific variations to allow knitters to customize their own projects.

Epstein leans towards the rococo, so a few examples are frankly OTT. Nothing exceeds like excess, and some of her designs scream 80s, that decade that was a monument to ostentation. Sometimes the gorgeousness of her designs would have been better served had she toned down the ornamentation a little. But hey, to be fair, this book is all about embellishment, and Epstein does it beautifully. I imagine that skilled knitters would have huge amounts of fun experimenting with her suggestions.

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