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Knitting Over The Edge: Unique Ribs, Cords, Appliques, Color, Eclectic- The Second Essential Collection of Decorative Borders

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Nicky Epstein, one of today's hottest knitwear designers, has created a fabulous follow-up to last season's bestselling Knitting on the Edge. With hundreds of new and super edgings to try, it's a must-have in every knitting library.

Practically every knitted project needs an edging, and with her hit knitting reference, Knitting on the Edge, Nicky Epstein took the humble tra
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by Sixth&Spring Books (first published October 6th 2005)
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penny shima glanz
With my recent surge in cowl knitting I decided to give this unique stitch dictionary another shot.. Epstein has put together a wonderful collection of over 350 borders, but there is just something missing from this collection that makes Mary Thomas' knitting book or any Walker Treasury or even 150 Knitted Trims seem a better value for a knitter's precious stash budget. I felt that few of the designs really branched out to go off and over the edge in varied ways. Sure there are only so many meth ...more
Oct 17, 2014 Megan rated it it was amazing
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Ok "read" might be a strong statement.

This book has some lovely variations on ribbing that I might use to modify a sweater someday. Some of the edgings are difficult to imagine a use for, but are amazing pieces of engineering. Epstein is fantastic.
Jun 30, 2014 Marilyn rated it liked it
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Interesting, but not what I am looking for at this point in time. Knitted applique patterns are difficult to find so keep this in mind if that is something you might want to investigate.
Sep 09, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
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You'd think Epstein would've exhausted this topic with Knitting on the Edge, but not so. Amazingly, she has even more, and more elaborate, ways to fancify anything knitted.
Oct 08, 2012 Polly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A follow-up to Knitting on the Edge: Ribs * Ruffles * Lace * Fringes * Floral * Points & Picots - The Essential Collection of 350 Decorative Borders, Knitting Over the Edge is equally beautiful and resourceful. The section about appliqués and colour-work are what bump this up to 5 stars, in my opinion.
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Mar 21, 2012 Maggie rated it liked it
I checked this book out of the library along with Knitting on the Edge by the same author. I liked this one alright, but it was, as the title suggests, a little too far over the edge for me. I'm a little on the conservative side and some of these patters were just too much, but still fun to look at.
Jan 23, 2010 Aparna rated it liked it
ok - not all the stuff in the book was something that i couldnt figure out myself that way didnt like it too much. was ok - some new ideas.
Jan 05, 2008 Adornable rated it liked it
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One can't really say they've read this book. I like the pictures, but I haven't tried any of the designs.
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Sep 25, 2007 Lori Anderson rated it liked it
I loved all the patterns, but this is really for a more experienced knitter.
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Sep 25, 2009 Christine Stanford rated it liked it
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There are not too many edges in here that I want to do.
Excellent reference patterns!
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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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