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BOOK REVIEW: Nicky Epstein's "Knitting on Top of the World"

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Nicky is back with another book brimming with her signature embellished patterns.  This time Nicky drew inspriation from the various knitting traditions around the world, incorporating the patterns and shapes into her design aesthetic.

 

The book is divided into sections of the globe and Nicky also opens each section with a lesson on knitting history for that region.  Some patterns are a twist on the traditional - a Snowflake Tunic shows off a traditional Nordic pattern - while others are a fun twist on a theme (a pullover from Spain inspired Nicky to embellish it with her signature flowers).  A traditional Navajo blanket design inspired an oversize jacket. 

 

A number of the patterns are very high-fashion (an Evening Aran pattern is a showstopper) but are easily modified to suit a more subdued taste.  Many of the designs also call for an experienced knitter, one who fears not shaping and colorwork.  However, some of the smaller patterns for gloves and hats (as well as a felted bag) are great introductions to colorwork.

 

I really loved looking through the book at all the pictures and patterns - whether I make any of them or not!

 

Nicky has also released an 2009 engagement calendar - perfect for tracking all your appointments while admiring Nicky's flower designs.  And for those of us who hoard both books and yarn there's nothing better than a nickyknits bookmark*!

 

***Sorry I don't have a link for the bookmark - I purchased mine at Barnes and Noble but I'm not able to find the link online, so you might have to call a local store; Nicky's website didn't have a listing for the bookmark, either.  Boo.***

Message Edited by pedsphleb on 11-09-2008 01:38 PM
Melissa W.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
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