Knitting Book Review

This is one of the best knitting resources I have come across in a long time. Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on the Edge is full of fantastic edging ideas for sweaters, blankets, and scarves. The patterns are very easy to follow and the designs go from very intricate to very simple. I checked this copy out from the library, but its one I’ll probably end up buying. The book is broken into 7 sections, ribbing, cables, lace, ruffles, flora, fringing and points & picots. A lot of the patterns can be used as panels for sweaters, or just repeated for blankets, shawls, etc. The designs are pretty modern, so they’d work well for the young knitters and older knitters too.

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2 responses to “Knitting Book Review

  1. Not to knock myself down on ye olde macho scale, but I’ve tried to learn to knit, tried a couple of times in the past years, and just don’t have the hand/finger cordination to follow along in some of the basic books. But maybe this book offers me some hope…
    Peace,

  2. rantsandreads

    What I would recommend is taking simple patterns and making something small, like a scarf or dishcloth just to learn the stitches and let yourself get used to the repetition of the pattern. It also helps to use chunky yarn and bigger needles when you start, because then you can actually see what you doing.

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