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Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Hats, Afghans, and More

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You won’t believe what you can make with knitted circles!

One circle can become a stylish hat or an adorable shrug. Two, and you have a unique handbag or cover-up. Knit more circles, and you can make show-stopping scarves, capes, sweaters, afghans—even a stunning lace dress.

Only Nicky Epstein, always on the cutting edge of knitwear design, could dream up these innovativ
ebook, 224 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Potter Craft (first published January 1st 2012)
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Oct 21, 2015 S. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nicky Epstein has done it again! I say that every time I open one of her amazing books!

This is the fourth book I own written by Nicky Epstein and I have to say, each one is more spectacular than the next. Although this is not a newly released book, I snatched it up when I saw it offered at a great price.

As a seasoned knitter (experienced level) and crocheter (intermediate level) , and a fan of all crafts in general (sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, jewelry making, polymer clay fanatic, etc.) , I
Jul 03, 2014 Polly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Visually stunning circles, but very impractical applications. I admire the technical skill required to make these pieces, but they are not my cup of tea.

The only wearable item I would make and wear personally is the hemisphere shrug (pg. 181). Brunhilda's whirl (pg. 190) is also intriguing, but I would make it for my girls.

If I had the time, I might turn a few of the circles into a pillow. A very beautiful pillow I would hide from my dog, cat and kids.

Still I wouldn't mind having this book as
Sep 03, 2014 Jaq rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow, Wow, Wow.

This is an incredible knitting book - I was blown away by the innovation of the circle. Epstein has managed to reinvent how I look at the possibility that is inherent in knitting. I loved this book so much that I've had to go out and purchase it, it is THAT good.

What I love is how ingenuous this book is, it takes relatively simple ideas for projects and turns them upside down by making them out of the most glorious patterns I've seen in a long while.

Fantastic, cannot recommend this
Sep 09, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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100 circles from easy to harder than I want, with 20 patterns made from them. As thorough & detailed as one expects from Epstein.
Interesting but I'm not going to knit any of these. Stitch patterns.
But this book for the medallion patterns.

Eternity Dress
Oct 12, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Like all of Nicky Epstein books, the patterns in here are fabulous. Hard to understand how much she accomplishes! Beautiful circular ideas - but I gotta say that I don't think I'd ever knit these. The clothing looks uncomfortable and odd. The afghans look too detailed and annoying to knit! Love the inspiration, and the circular celtic designs. Glad to know this book is at the library, but I don't need it in my home.
Kathleen Dixon
Nov 21, 2012 Kathleen Dixon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really like the way this book is presented - it almost makes we want to take up my knitting needles again for a while and let the crochet hooks languish.

What I don't like about this book are the garments that these wonderful circles are made up into, so despite loving the circles I'm left with no ideas on what to do with them. I guess the knitting needles will be waiting a while longer.
Nov 28, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is not actually much to read in a knitting book. The appeal is in new techniques that one can apply to inventions in design. This one is good for that with lots of old ideas presented freshly and more clearly than usual. This book is great for the tops of hats and berets; how does your circle grow and look good while growing? Epstein shows you how. It is beautifully done.
A beautiful book filled with lovely patterns. I can't wait to use some of these as samples for my textiles degree. It makes such a nice change knitting in the round and the book is filled with huge beautiful photo's! I look forward to buying this authors block by block knitting book too.
Dec 10, 2012 Steph. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This lady amazes me on all the creativity she has. I have read most of her knitting books and they have many designs, techniques in them for all. Although you do need to have a knitting background for some of them but it wasn't a problem to grab a basic techniques book. Enjoy knitting.
I was hoping that this would be a book about knitting in the round but it was actually about knitting actual circles. Beautiful patterns but not what I was looking for and the patterns were far too difficult for me. Advanced knitters only!!
Lil' Grogan
Mar 30, 2013 Lil' Grogan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Argh....the cheating with the i-cord for cables again! I always get drawn in, only to be kicked.
Nothing too interesting in the circles available, and some ...umm...interesting garments which could test your bravery.
Interesting book if you'd like to knit with circles; good book for circular patterns.
Sep 08, 2012 Cayenne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Epstein is brilliant.
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Nicky Epstein is a knitting designer and author of numerous books on knitting. She is known for her creative combinations of knitting stitches, and for the colorful patterns often found in her sweaters, especially involving applique of separately knitted motifs.[1] In 2005, she was given a prestigious award by the National NeedleArts Association. In 2006, her work was featured in a retrospective f ...more
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