Cover image for Nicky Epstein's knitting for your home : afghans, pillows, and accents
Nicky Epstein's knitting for your home : afghans, pillows, and accents
Epstein, Nicky.
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Publication Information:
Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
151 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Central Library TT825 .E653 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Clarence Library TT825 .E653 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Eden Library TT825 .E653 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library TT825 .E653 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library TT825 .E653 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Oversize
City of Tonawanda Library TT825 .E653 2000 Adult Non-Fiction On Display

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Those who know knitting know Nicky, and will welcome this book filled with her wonderfully original ideas for decorating and enhancing your home. Here are 30 tasteful designs that will fit any decor from traditional to modern, including lampshades, throws, pillows and placemats, with lots of fun embellishment techniques described.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Two new enterprising stitchery books transform the plain Jane crafts of crocheting and knitting by way of a solid grasp of fundamental techniques and a whimsical, devil-may-care approach. Known for her never-ending contributions to crafting 'zines, Epstein now offers 63 knitted projects meant strictly for the home. All are graded by level of difficulty and include the requisite materials, instructions, and photographs. But what truly appeals is the variety of her designs. On one hand, she salutes the traditional classics, including a teddy bear to hug and doilies to place on upholstery and chests of drawers. In contrast are the genuine innovations, intended for experienced knitters, and these include table-leaf placemats, moo-moo and ba-baa pillows, and angel afghans. Tracey and Levin adopt as their objective the education of all noncrocheters, right-handers and left-handers alike. That devotion to a goal is supported by as detailed an explanation of basics as is currently available, including simple and complex stitches, alternative chain techniques, color tips, and felting instructions. Focus is on a learn-to-crochet afghan featuring 20 blocks, each with a list of old and new stitches and design ideas. The more than 40 patterns that follow are mostly sweaters and tops for women; building on the afghan blocks, they're characterized by textures and no mean use of color. Barbara Jacobs

Library Journal Review

Knitters with a sense of humor and a delight in the whimsical will enjoy the imaginative designs in Knitting for Your Home. A knitwear designer and author known for her color work and lavish use of embellishment, Epstein is the Tracey Ullman of knittingDfluent in all knitting dialects and adding her quirky touch to each. This compendium of home-accessory designs employs a variety of knitting techniques from fair isle to intarsia to mosaic knitting to Aran to lace knitting. Each project is graded for knitters from beginning to expert and includes written instructions and full-color photos of the finished article. Beginning knitters may want to try the shingles (as in "building shingles") pillow made by knitting each shingle separately and then knitting them together from the bottom up in rows. Knitters with intermediate skills will delight in the sheep pillow made by sewing yards of scalloped edging to a round knit background and adding a whimsical knitted head. One projectDan intricate intarsia sampler afghanDis described as "Advanced (suicidal)." Recommended for public libraries and textile collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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