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Knitting Over the Edge: Unique Ribs · Cords · Appliques · Colors · Nouveau - The Second Essential Collection of Over 350 Decorative Borders Paperback – February 1, 2011

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About the Author

Nicky Epstein is one of the most prolific and versatile knitwear designers, authors and teachers today. She is known for her innovative artistry and whimsical sense of style. She was recently honoured by the National NeedleArts Association for her contributions to the knitting industry. She has written more than 15 books on knitting and knitwear design. Nicky lives in New York City.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Nicky Epstein Books; Original edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936096021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936096022
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 11.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,008,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I first got this book from a library, it was so good that I purchased a copy of my own as I know it will become a reference book for many of my projects. This is my first book by this Nicky Epstein, but when I was in the library I looked through both "Knitting over the edge" and "Knitting on the edge" and "Knitted flowers" and found that "Knitting over the edge" had more projects that looked interesting to me. It also had a nice variety of over the edge, applique, ribs and cords projects where the other two books were more "specialized".

I love making unique looking projects, and technique of knitting over the edge really helps me achieve this goal. The patterns may look complex, but they are not difficult and really enhance the look of my knitted pieces.

The goal of the book it to show different ways of finishing and decorating the edge of the garment: ribs, fringes, loops, tussles, and more. My favorite are cords. I've never seen the unique approach the author demonstrates of decorating the edge with loops and circles made with knitted cords! I also liked the knitted applique which you see in the cover image.

The book is illustrated with wonderful photos, they really make the projects and ideas in your head come alive. The book has 160 pages, and over 350 edging ideas.

I really appreciated that the author showed how different techniques look when done in different yarns, it really changes the look and it is helpful to see the outcome on the pages of the book before you try it yourself.

My only complaint about this beautiful book that some pages are printed in white font on pink background, and for my presbyopic eyes the contrast is too low to see well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Flowerdragon on February 16, 2011
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I must like this book, I bought it twice! I thought it was a new Nicky Epstein book and bought it again just recently. Thankfully, Amazon let me return it... don't know why it did not show as a prior purchase... maybe was too excited at the prospect of a new Nicky Epstein knitting book??? Ha! Ha! But, is a great book for knitters and essential for reference... and Amazon always has a good price on these books...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suzy Blazak on January 7, 2013
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One of the things I like most about Nicky's books is the beauty of the book and pictures of the designs. I ordered the paperback version, as I felt it might take wear and tear a little better when taking it back and forth to knit stores. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed! The paperback shows all designs in an ugly orange color with a pink front! It totally took away from the beauty of the book and none ofvthe samples looked appealing in this ridiculous color! It actually cheapened Nicky's talent. The hard hardback is beautiful! I can't imagine who vould have possibly picked that color, but please don't let them touch her books again!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lilliana Araya Ulate on April 9, 2012
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I will rate it with six stars if i could. Wonderful ideas, decorative borders for every level (beginner, intermediate, experienced).
I love the pink pattern shawl with roses included on this book. Every knitter need to get this book. Ideal for self teaching. You never going to regret this purchase.

Just loved!!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sondra Macdonald on November 25, 2011
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very good book with lts of lovely edges I used several and all were beautiful. This author has several other books and I like all of them.
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Every knitter needs this in her library. One could do a plain garment and then just by using the techniques you learn in this book you will end up creating a one of a kind unique garment. I love the cape, I only wish she had put the directions for making it in.
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By Heather C on December 3, 2013
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This book has fantastic designs. The instructions are to the point and leave room for you to decide the gauge you want. It's very inspiring. Every page offers something beautiful and new to try.
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By Bdrof on August 21, 2014
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I bought the hard cover version years' ago, then donated it, with a lot of other knitting books to the local library. I missed it, so I bought the soft cover version.
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