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Knitting block by block
Epstein, Nicky.
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1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Potter Craft, 2010.
Physical Description:
240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Nicky Epstein reimagines the humble block with 150 new patterns and masterfully demonstrates how to mix, match, and easily combine them into stunning one-of-a-kind garments and accessories. --from publisher description
Notes on using this book -- Gallery of projects -- Block patterns -- Basic building blocks -- Ornate appliqué, embroidery, and cords -- Creative colorwork -- Special techniques -- Unique cables and counterpanes -- Eclectic style -- Project patterns -- Techniques -- Design ideas and inspiration -- Glossary and abbreviations -- Resources -- Charities and knitting groups.
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City of Tonawanda Library TT825 .E49 2010 Adult Non-Fiction On Display

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Create gorgeous sweaters, bags, afghans, and toys just by knitting the simplest of shapes--a square!

No one forgets the sweet victory of completing their first knitted block, but most of us quickly move on to more complex constructions, only making swatches for guage. In this comprehensive volume, celebrated designer and innovator Nicky Epstein reimagines the humble block with 150 new patterns and masterfully demonstrates how to mix, match, and easily combine them into stunning one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.

Inside you will find:
150 original block patterns, from simple textures to embossed pictorials, intricate lace to cables, colorwork, double knit, and more, all with Nicky's signature wit, verve, and style. More than ten exclusive project designs that will make you say "I can't believe that is made out of blocks!" Detailed guidance for creating exciting pieces out of block knitting, without using increases or decreases. Exclusive cut-and-paste project design pages. Simply cut out the printed blocks and arrange them to help create your own masterpieces.
Blocks are quick to knit, portable pieces perfect for group and charity projects, and now not limited to just afghans! Knitting Block by Block gives you the tools to unlock a world of creative possibilities and confidently build your own design "blockbusters," one block at a time.

Author Notes

Beloved knitwear designer NICKY EPSTEIN is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Knitting on Top of the World , Knitting on the Edge, and Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch . Her designs have also been featured in Vogue Knitting magazine and many other knitting publications, on television, and at art exhibitions. She currently resides in New York City and travels extensively, teaching and lecturing.

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Booklist Review

In previous tutorials, the popular designer Epstein has covered edgings, flowers, and felting, among many other topics. Here she discusses a very practical skill and provides some fine patterns for a very simple shape squares. Knitters most often use squares, or blocks, as Epstein calls them, for gauge swatches. But, actually, they are the most versatile of constructions and can be used for sweaters, toys, and, of course, afghans. Although she begins by showing simple squares done in seed and garter stitches, Epstein quickly moves on to embossed, cabled, colored, and appliqued squares, all of which will get knitters' hands twitchy. Then come instructions, in words and charts, for the patterns, some involved, like an afghan, and others, like a hat and scarf, fairly quick to make. A bag looks particularly enticing. Back matter includes information about edgings, a detailed glossary, and a list of charities on which to bestow finished projects. More than 180 color illustrations add to the pleasure of this appealing book.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist

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