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Knitting on the Edge: Ribs*Ruffles*Lace*Fringes*Flora*Points & Picots - The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders [Paperback]

Nicky Epstein
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Aug. 3 2010
The now-classic collection of 350 edgings, borders, and trims by acclaimed designer Nicky Epstein is available in paperback! Taking the traditional rib to new heights, Nicky features improved ribbed edges, ruffles, lace, fringes, flora, and garters. Line-by-line instructions accompany each of the stitches. Decorate cuffs, customize a sweater, and develop unique patterns using ideas such as the feather lace ruffle, bel epoque, garter stitch weave, sea scallop edge, and sugar drop.

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With so many general knitting and pattern books recently available, it's no surprise that the ever-enlarging market would expand to include more specialized guides. But what may be surprising is the fact that a book on a specialty topic like edgings could turn out to be as useful and lush as this one. Knitwear designer Epstein offers a reference book with instructions for 350 different edgings, everything from ruffles to laces and fringes to floras. The instructions are easy to follow, but it is the amazingly crisp photographs of the different edgings executed in colorful yarns and set against pure white backgrounds that will get knitters' hearts pounding. This book is so inviting and so easy to use (simple triangle symbols explain from which direction the patterns are knit) that knitters may find themselves edging projects already in progress. Ilene Cooper
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


"[This] embraces a love for detail. You'll turn to these pages time and time again."--"Vogue Knitting."

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4.0 out of 5 stars It delivers as promised, great resource Dec 8 2010
By Hayley Cann TOP 100 REVIEWER
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Nicky Epstein is very imaginative and she puts that imagination to anyone's reach with this book on borders. 350 borders, in 6 sections: ribs (or stitches that could be substituted for ribs on a sweater or anyplace you might want to use ribs), ruffles (and as much variation as you might want on the topic), lace (lacy stitches with an emphasis on yo/dec types of motifs), fringes (almost all of the borders shown are actually knitted, with the exception of tassels), flora (with an emphasis on motifs that represent nature), and point and picots (some bobbles and geometrics).

I think the weakest section is the one on lace, but maybe that's just the illusion given by the relative fount of newly published book on the topic of lace and the astonishing number of border options in those publications. The other sections are wonderful just because of the number of different ideas. It should give anyone ideas to customize a project or even start one from scratch to suit the border.

Another compliment to give the book is that there are patterns included as inspiration and they help to see how the border elements might be used to enhance a project. There are 3 sweaters, one cardi, two scarves and one ruffled bag. They are fun pieces, but of course, not the focus of the book.

The book's editing is fine, but it would have been interesting to use charts for some of the more complex stitches.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ??? April 12 2014
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I had already had this book from the library so knew that it was one I wanted to have permanently!
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5.0 out of 5 stars decorate the knitting Nov. 2 2011
By Liz. C
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There is no end to the posibilities for adding polish and interest to any knitting project. If you like to add special details and make things unique, this is a great place to look for new ideas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So glad to have this book! Aug. 15 2011
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This book is a wonderful resource for people wanting to try different edgings, or even just trying to find a new and fancy way to make a scarf. I investigated this book at the library before ordering. When ordering, Amazon said it would take 7 to 15 business days to reach me. It got here in two days. Well protected in solid boxing. In some cases it takes old stitches and applies them in new ways; full patterns in lovely yarns are also included. My friends are drooling (neatly) over this book. I suspect they'll be ordering their own copies before long! I am very happy with my order.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice patterns Jan. 1 2006
Once I got the book, I started to work on the scarf that was shown on the cover. I used pink yarn instead of blue, it looks even better. However, this book only have few projects for you to follow, if you want to knit a sweater with those edges, you have to calculate everything on your own with those edge patterns.
Moreover, the second book she published is even better - "knitting Over the Edge: The Second Essential Collection of Decorative Borders"!!
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