Reviews of Three Books by Nicky Epstein

Discover three books by designer Nicky Epstein, a master of knitted and crocheted embellishment. The first explores crochet ribs, bobbles, ruffles, flora, fringes, points, and scallops; the second covers knitted blocks; and the third takes you on a tour of knitting traditions from around the globe.

Nicky Epstein

Crocheting on the Edge: Ribs & Bobbles, Ruffles, Flora, Fringes, Points & Scallops
By Nicky Epstein
New York: Nicky Epstein Books, 2008. Hardbound, 200 pages, $29.95. ISBN 978-1-933027-35-7.

More than 200 crocheted edgings for crocheted and knitted objects, together with nine projects using a variety of the edgings, make Crocheting on the Edge a reference that every avid crocheter will want to own. Each edging is photographed clearly in color and is accompanied by instructions and charts.

Nicky Epstein

Knitting Block by Block: 150 Blocks for Sweaters, Scarves, Bags, Toys, Afghans, and More
By Nicky Epstein
New York: Potter Craft, 2010. Hardbound, 240 pages, $29.99. ISBN 978-0-307-58625-0.

Start with one block, then add as many or as few as you like. This book offers lots of inspiration for designing your own project; you also can use the clear, step-by-step instructions to create the fourteen complete projects, ranging from afghans to sweaters, a bag, a toy, or a cap. Nicky Epstein makes creating easy!

Nicky Epstein

Knitting on Top of the World: The Global Guide to Traditions, Techniques and Design
By Nicky Epstein
New York: Sixth & Spring Books, 2008. Hardbound, 248 pages, $34.95. ISBN 978-1-933027-67-8.

You will love your trip around the world with well-known knitwear designer Nicky Epstein! You’ll travel to the Far North, Windswept Isles, Old World, around the Mediterranean, Far East, and New World with more than fifty projects inspired by traditions from those areas. Beautiful photographs; clear step-by-step instructions, charts, illustrations; and lots of tips and techniques will guide you.

Read our blog post, “Two Book Reviews on Historical Knitting: Cowichan Sweaters and Estonian Knitting,” to learn more about historical knitting. Knit the “Nasty Dog Dragon Scarf” by Nicky Epstein from our eBook Scarf Style.


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