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Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More Hardcover


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Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More + Knitting Block by Block: 150 Blocks for Sweaters, Scarves, Bags, Toys, Afghans, and More + Nicky Epstein The Essential Edgings Collection: 500 of Her Favorite Original Borders
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307587061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307587060
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About.com Readers' Choice for Favorite Knitting Book of 2012 Winner

"Leave it to la Epstein to run rings around the rest of us. In Knitting in Circles, the companion to Knitting Block by Block, Epstein not only knits them (100 different disks), she also transforms them into a riot of finished objects, including the gorgeous Eternity Dress fashioned from thirty-three circles and a flounce. From the showpiece Kaleidoscope afghan and the completely wearable Rotunda cape to the unconventional but interesting Circulate cape, Epstein takes knitters on a fearless playdate with pi." --Vogue Knitting

About the Author

Nicky Epstein is the beloved knitwear designer and bestselling author of numerous books, including Knitting Block by Block, the Edge series, Knitting on Top of the World, and Knitted Flowers. She currently resides in New York City and travels extensively, teaching and lecturing.

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Nicky Epstein is one of today's most prolific and versatile knitwear designers, authors and teachers. She has gained worldwide recognition for her artistic, distinctive and innovative work, whimsical sense of style and informative workshops. Her designs continue to be featured in many knitting magazines and publications, on television, and in museums.

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This is another fabulous book by Nicky Epstein.
Plain Lady
The book has nothing in it that I would ever knit but for the experienced knitter, it might be of value.
V. Lester
Very interesting I am looking forward to knitting the child's afghan it is a great design!
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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Anastasia McPherson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 11, 2012
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I love Nicky Epstein and own several of her books, including all of the Knitting on the Edge books, the book of blocks and the book of flowers for knitting and crochet, so writing this tepid review of her latest work that I pre-ordered is not a task undertaken lightly or without thought.

First for the good, as always, the instructions to make the circles and the patterns included are comprehensive and clear and cover everything from lace to eyelets to colorwork both stranded and intarsia. I decided to keep this book just for the circular patterns which might come in handy at some point. The instructions to put the garments together are a lot less clear and this is the first of my problems with the work. Putting together a garment after knitting and blocking and ending with a garment that is attractive and wearable is no small task. Gauge is more important than beginning knitters know and blocking and seaming have entire books devoted to getting it right and here I am referring to putting together a four piece sweater or a five piece cardigan with regular shapes that go together without any spaces between the seam lines.

The projects in this book have a far larger number of components and the knitter will have to put together as many as ~twenty pieces (the dress) in different sizes and gauges and cope with the holes left by the very nature of seaming circles. Indeed, many of the "circles" are blocked into ovals to cope with this difficulty. I honestly believe that any knitter not of the caliber of Nicky Epstein would have trouble ending with anything that anybody wanted to wear. Furthermore, many knitters chronically avoid the finishing work, having more pieces and those pieces irregular is going to make that problem worse.
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36 of 46 people found the following review helpful By vigb on September 13, 2012
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The bad: Circles are a big thing in knitting at the moment, & a designers are creating interesting circular patterns. One can also find interesting circular-based vintage patterns. This book does not contain any patterns that are interesting or even attractive. The knitted up styles are...downright grotesque. . The worst things about the garment designs is that, not only are they incredibly tacky, ugly, ridiculous, they don't incorporate any interesting, new (or even old) techniques of shaping or construction. But then, I'm not a big fan of Nicky Epstein's finished designs in any case

The good: On the other hand, I find her books on knitted details very useful, indeed --for creating my own designs. Knitting in Circles is similarly useful. The circles are not strikingly original, but there are a lot of circular designs, & when I want one, it saves me puzzling out my own stitch patterns. And so, it assumes an honorable place on my knitting bookshelf.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kathryn woodcock-lynn on March 4, 2013
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Directions in both chart and written form. Good color photos of each pattern and interesting patterns to provide food for thought. Lots of "bouncing off" ideas in the volume.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Karen Lindsley on April 17, 2013
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I was really disappointed in the patterns in the book. For me, most were very hoaky and I would never wear them. I did learn one method of knitting in the round that I will use to design with on my own, but the book had only one tidbit for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darlene A. Hall on March 30, 2013
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The pictures of the samples in this book are inspirational and make me want to knit. The directions are clear and well written. I love this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sac on March 26, 2013
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I borrowed this. Book from my local library. Liked it so much I came to Amazon to get my own copy. Plan on making the learning of the techniques my summer knitting on the beach projects.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KD Quinn on January 11, 2013
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Nicky Epstein wrote the book...of course it is perfect!
The pictures will make you drool, and then scamper for yarn basket and knitting needles!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fara on January 5, 2013
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I got this for a gift for an ambitious new knitter. She will get so much out of it because there is nothing but beauty in it to try.
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