Item description for Nicky Epstein's Signature Scarves: Dazzling Designs to Knit by Nicky Epstein...
Nicky Epstein's Signature Scarves delivers what knitting—and Nicky's—fans have been craving: her hallmark embellished style applied to the simple scarf. Inside there are an array of patterns to delight and inspire: a lovely tweedy wrap with appliquéd leaves; a scarf comprised of interlocking bright circles; a deceptively cute piece sporting rows of tiny skulls. Felters will especially love working on the scarf made of interwoven cut felted strips, as well as the one that's knit-then-felted and adorned with autumn roses. The 35 beautifully laid-out and photographed designs fully display Nicky's spectacular range and boundless creativity. Ideal as gifts and short-term projects, scarves never lose their appeal—and when they feature Nicky's special touch, they're irresistible showstoppers that no knitter will want to miss!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 10.5" Weight: 1.46 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2008
Publisher Nicky Epstein Books
ISBN 1933027347 ISBN13 9781933027340
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 Nicky Epstein's Signature Scarves: Dazzling Designs to Knit?
Very disappointed. Jun 26, 2008
I am a fan of Nicky Epstein - I have a lot of her books and enjoy them for their creativity, inspiration and uniqueness. However, this is the first of her books in which there was not a single pattern that I want to make. Such a disappointment. I hope this is just a 'blip' and she goes on to write many more books to the standard that we have come to expect and love.
Agree with the previous reviewers Jun 26, 2008
The copyright page of this book is titled: Nicky Epstein books. There are 22 people or firms listed below that. Which means that for me Nicky Epstein is now a sort of factory putting out lots of books. I can't felt as I have a toploader machine. I noticed some of the scarves have appeared in other publications. The book is quite nicely packaged and I do believe there are enough interesting scarves for me to enjoy my investment in this latest book. I like her fairisle scarf but would want to change the colors. It's an easy fairisle done back and forth. Patchwork floral was inspired by one of her afghans and is nice with flowers sewn on top of patchwork squares. Tudor lace uses a yarn with beads enbedded which I couldn't see in the photo but the scarf looks very nice and lacey. Tea rose is a classic houndstooth pattern with flowers sewn on top. Bullets is for a man and looks fine. Cabled scarf with unraveled fringe looks quite pretty and fun to make but the yarn called for is chunky. Royal crowns has cables going up the sides and a nice crown pattern at the two ends with a simple knit stitch pattern for the remainder. Celtic glory uses Koigu KPPM to make medallions which are joined and perhaps one could extend this into a shawl and also use a cheaper fingering weight or sock yarn. Chakra uses yarn from Diakeito which I love but calls for a zipper up the center which strikes me as quite strange. Hot wheels comes from an old afghan of the author's grandmother and is quite interesting. Shawl collar cable point was originally a Vogue cardigan made into a scarf. The model wearing it shows it almost as a vest without the back. There's also a fastener in the front and the edge near her face is turned back into a sort of shawl collar and the ends are pointed. These are the scarves I find attractive. There are lots of helpful features such as information on how to join pieces, how to wear the scarves and also many charts for the patterns. The binding, print and photos are all very nicely done. There is no number which shows the type of yarn used such as fingering or whatever so one has to rely on the gauge given for that. Many of the yarns are expensive so it would have been helpful in order to subsitute yarns. But for scarves this isn't all that important anyway.But after looking through this book, I begin to understand that I could go through my wips and make them into scarves using some of the ideas shown here. There are some really nice scarf books out there so look at this before buying.
Love to Knit Jun 18, 2008
I received this book and was very excited by what I was going to find inside. I love the scarves and love to felt! That said I am disappointed mainly because I have found two major mistakes already in two different patterns which are key to knit that project. Does anyone have suggestions on who I should contact to get this known? I do love the book and the patterns and will make quite a few projects out of this book but again if it is going to be filled with mistakes what is the use..
A waste of money Jun 9, 2008
This book is a re-hash and filled with unrealistic projects. The felting projects are not for me since I have a front loader and it's not easy to control the process. If you want to make a scarf get out a stitch pattern book and have at it.
Not For Me! Jun 9, 2008
I have long been a big fan of Nicky Epsteins, but this book was just not for me! If you enjoy felting and like bulkier scarves you will probably enjoy this book immensely, because this is basically the kind of book it is. However, I am not a fan of felting (partially because when I grew up, felt was a cheap cardboard-like fabric that you purchased to make costumes, etc) Also, as an advanced knitter, I take great pride in what I knit and don't want my stitchwork to be obliterated by being "matted together". Of course, everyone has the right to their own taste. I just wanted to let it be known that this is a felting book for the most part. Most of the scarves that are not felted, while nice, have appeared in other publications. Of all the Nicky Epstein books, this is the only one that I haven't been pleased with. (Note: I didn't purchase the "Never Felt Better" book, for obvious reasons). I still remain a fan of Nicky Epstein's books!