Knitting on the Edge

knitting_on_the_edge For a few weeks now, I’ve been patiently waiting for Knitting on the Edge to show up at a local yarn shop or bookstore so I could flip through it to see if it’s a keeper.  Last week my patient wore out and I ended up ordering a copy, sight unseen.

Well, I’m happy to report that I haven’t been disappointed. It’s full of beautiful and clear pictures of hundreds of stitch patterns designed for the edges of knitted projects. While I recognize many of the stitches from other stitch pattern books, Nicky Epstein puts them together in a myriad of combinations that spur my imagination. The book also includes seven patterns that hint at how the edges can be used, one of which is pictured on the cover of the book. Hopefully the written instructions will prove to be as accurate as the pictures are beautiful.

5 thoughts on “Knitting on the Edge

  1. I have the same book! I just got it actually, mail ordered along with “The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques”. I recognized some of the stitches from other sources I have, but to have it all together like that and so beautifully put together was worth the price. And I love the cardigan sweater, have plans to make it in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. More info than you needed, right? Blame it on caffeine…

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  2. Yes, the pictures are fabulous. As I flip through the book I think about how beatiful the Barbara Walker books would be if done like this one.

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  3. Tracy, besides some of the ruffles and fringe, it’s a very pratical book for adult sweaters. Nicky Epstein has done a wonderful job.

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  4. Yes yes yes, about the Barbara Walker books! I do so wish that her books had nice full color clear photos (they appear to, but they are really b+w with color overlays- cheesy) like Knitting on the Edge or the Stitchionary series from Vogue Knitting.

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