Item description for Knitting Beyond the Edge: Cuffs and Collars*Necklines*Hems*Closures - The Essential Collection of Decorative Finishes by Nicky Epstein...
Overview 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.
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 11.5" Height: 8.75" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date Nov 28, 2006
Publisher Sixth&Spring Books
ISBN 1933027010 ISBN13 9781933027012
Availability 0 units.
More About Nicky Epstein
Nicky Epstein is a prolific knitwear designer, the author of numerous bestselling books on knitting, and a popular teacher who travels nationally and internationally to lecture and give workshops on knitting technique. She has created designs for many yarn manufacturers, and her work is frequently published in knitting magazines, including "Vogue(r) Knitting" and "Knit Simple" . In 2005 she received a prestigious award from The National NeedleArts Association, and in 2006 her work was featured in a retrospective fashion show at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. "
Nicky Epstein currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Knitting Beyond the Edge: Cuffs and Collars*Necklines*Hems*Closures - The Essential Collection of Decorative Finishes?
ANOTHER WINNER NICKY!!! LOVE IT!! Mar 9, 2008
I absolutely love this book as well as her other 2 books. I can't believe there are people out there that actually gave this book, a negative review(to each his own). Anyway, I love her cuffs and closures, they are so versatille, and so new and up to date. Her corners and borders are great for even so many types of blankets. Plus her roses and appliques are terrific. The necklines, just pick and choose, there is defintely something in this book for everyones tastes. I just Love It!!
Knitting Beyond the Edge Sep 1, 2007
I can't believe Nicky Epstein keeps coming up with new stuff. Does she have an elf workshop inventing for her? Lots of good ideas here from the fancy to the basic. Some I will probably never use such as pompons on a collar or sequins and beads, but there are several cuffs and necklines that are very nice. You need to have the ability to manipulate patterns for this book to be really useful. Includes a few sweater patterns incorporating some of the ideas in the text. If you own her other books, this one will not disappoint.
pretty original for a third volume Jun 26, 2007
This book still has some new ideas and if you are a collector of her books you should get this one too. These ideas are definately for a more experienced knitter, not for a novice because the best in the book are the more difficult patterns. Really this book is just beautiful to look at but if one is being frugal wait until you have exhausted the ideas in volume one.
Excellent reference book May 12, 2007
Nicky Epstein has done it again. This is an excellent reference book, and the photography is superb.
Interesting Mar 27, 2007
I found the author's previous book Knitting Over The Edge: Unique Ribs, Cords, Appliques, Colors, Nouveau: The Second Essential Collection of Decorative Borders quite interesting, although some of the suggestions there were a little fussy and some just bulky and unnecessary. Those recommended in this book are also variable in their composition and effect--in fact some are quite ugly--but I did find the notion of taking a simple sweater and adding a different cuff style or collar/neckline interesting. I've done some experiments of my own with patterned front bands that I've enjoyed, using the designer Fassett's book Kaffe Fassett's Pattern Library: Over 190 Creative Knitwear Designs as a guide or knitted edging/lace directories like the The Knitters Bible among others but have tended to use them to treat streight edges. I look forward to trying some of Ms Epstein's suggestions on fitting and shaping necklines/collars. I certainly enjoyed the book enough to add her book Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments: 350 Appliques, Borders, Cords and More!,to my wish list.