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Knitting Never Felt Better: The Definitive Guide to Fabulous Felting Paperback – April 3, 2012

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About the Author

Nicky Epstein is the bestselling author of Knitting on the Edge, Knitting Over the Edge, and Knitting Beyond the Edge, as well as Nicky Epstein’s Knitted Flowers, Knitting Never Felt Better, Nicky Epstein's Crocheted Flowers and Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves. She is one of today’s hottest knitwear designers, and has gained worldwide recognition for her abundant creativity, groundbreaking sense of style and informative workshops. Her designs have been featured in Vogue® Knitting and other knitting publications. 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Nicky Epstein Books; Reprint edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936096366
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936096367
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.5 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,599,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Following in the footsteps of her bestselling series on edge treatments, Nicky Epstein now lends her signature style to felting. In Knitting Never Felt Better: the definitive guide to fabulous felting, Epstein, a self-professed "felting freak," provides more than 150 before and after swatches and a variety of patterns using felting techniques and fabrics.

The first twenty swatches show how various fibers (wool, alpaca, cashmere) and fiber blends react to the felting process. Epstein then illustrates how lace, cables, various colorwork methods can be incorporated into felting to produce unique results. As with her previous guides, the swatches are large and the photographs show details clearly. Each group of swatches is knit in the same color, enabling the reader to focus on the stitches rather than having their eyes distracted by the yarn color.

What raises this to the level of an exceptional guide are her trademark touches. An entire section is devoted to dimensional felting described by her as: "performing a magic trick: A piece of plain, flat stockinette stitch takes on a three-dimensional quality. You perform this sleight of hand by inserting a shrink-resistant object into the piece before felting." Epstein then takes this technique and uses beads, embroidery and felted leaves to create grape clusters and 3-D flowers, as shown on the cover of the book.

The final third of Knitting Never Felt Better is dedicated to the special touches knitters associate with Epstein's work: appliques and embellishments, as well as templates for decorative items that can be cut from felted wool (a great way to use up swatches and felting mistakes!) and tips on transforming old clothes into felted toys, baby items and accessories.
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Here's the dish about the book.
1. There are great before and after felting photos in many different stich patterns including lace. Even if you do not want to felt the pattern you can see what it looks like without felting.
2. There are before and after pictures of simple stockinette stiches in a variety of yarn
3. You are told how many time to wash the wool to get to the felted look you want.
4. Demension felting is one of the major sections of this book and the author suggest several options for tool to use for deminsional felting. To me this was the most inovative and inspiration portion of the book.

5. The book is beautiful just to look at over and over again.

Caution-
If you are beginer many of the patterns will require the guidence of a more experienced knitter.

Like her previous books, it is an inspirational book to help you design; not a pattern book. Another reason it may not be for the beginer knitter.
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As an experienced knitter/felter, I looked over this book uncertain that it would have much to teach me. Boy, was I wrong. Like her "Edge" series, this book is mostly about techniques and applications in the form of swatches and stitch patterns.

This book has sections on basic felting and different fiber types, shibori style and dimensional felting, cables and mosaic patterns, all with swatches that show before and after felting. She has some patterns for garments and other felted items, and while I'm not sure all are for me, all are creative and beautiful examples of the techniques described in the book.

If you're just looking for a book of patterns for felted knits, this is probably not the one for you. If you are looking for one to spark ideas and demonstrate stitch patterns you might not have thought to use on felted items, this book would make a great addition to any knitting library.
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Nicky is all about the details! I thoroughly love how she swatches - she takes various patterns and designs and shows them both knitted and knitted & felted. Felting is more art than science - and I think that there are more basic books available out there to get you started - but as always, Nicky "kicks it up a notch" with her inventiveness and vision.

She is the is best at creating definitive guides - regardless of the technique. The photos are lovely. There are several good patterns. Epstein inspires creativity and fearlessness. This is a great book to add to the knitting library.
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I've loved Nicky's previous books, both for their ideas and production value. This book is also beautiful to look at--I bought it just for the scarf on the cover. But then I was very disappointed to see that there really isn't that much inside this book. The idea of dimensional felting is interesting, but just how many pages of scarves with nuts and marbles wrapped inside them prior to felting does one need for inspiration? There are some beautiful stitch patterns shown here, that are then ruined by felting. If you are a dedicated felter in need of something a bit different and lack confidence in creating your own designs, this book is for you.
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If you're a knitter interested in felting, this is the book for you. It is filled with different patterns and swatches. It has samples of felted yarns - before and after - including Lorna's Laces, Nashua Handknits and Plymouth Yarns. There are two pages on the felting process which include how-to's such as putting the felted pieces in a mesh laundry bag and stopping the wash cycle every few minutes to check the process of your felting. Some pieces need to go through several wash and spin cycles to be complete. "A general rule of thumb is that the knitted piece will shrink by about one-third." Some colors may fade in the process but this depends on the yarn. "Stockinette and garter stitch are best suited for felting, because most stitch patterns are lost in the process."

The book is filled with different swatches that can be used in the felting process as well as several patterns. These include single color and multi-colored examples. The Floral Coat is beautiful but I think it's beyond my skill level. "This loose-fitting felted coat with tapestry floral motifs is embroidered in duplicate stitch and has I-cord closures and buttons." The book also includes many embellishments that can be added to patterns to make them individual and unique.

The Green Fair Isle Bag is lovely. It is a large size with two compartments in the front. The compartments are done with a Fair Isle technique. The book even touches on sculptural felting and shows a bowl with several types of fruit in it, all felted.

If you want to try felting, this book is the way to go. Personally, it scares me a bit but I plan to try some of the embellishments and see what happens. I'm always worried that my felting will not fit to size.
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