Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers Hardcover – 27 May 2006
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Providing instructions and images, this work talks about knitted flowers ranging from ruffled roses to lazy daisies, from single blooms to complete bouquets, and from layered petal varieties to scalloped and corkscrew styles.
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I'm not a great knitter. I can't knit adult size clothes, or anything on circular needles. But these flower patterns are amazing. They're so simple, and the results are glorious. I've got way too many odd ends of yarns and single balls stashed in odd boxes, and this is the perfect way to use them up.
The finished flowers are so lovely I've ended up sticking them all over the place. They're on bags, on coats, on scarves and generally all around the house!
This is probably the most loved knitting book in my little collection.
The photos are amazing and its a book I treasure BUT,
if you really want your efforts to be identical to the images in the book,
you have to know a lot more about knitting, so I would use this book as
a springboard for further study.
For instance, the Wallflower on page 68 is an extremely clever design but
the instructions are very succinct. She tells you to Cast On an extra stitch to
increase. Sorry, but in my view, this is not enough. Casting On mid-row, is a procedure
referred to in Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears and there are 2 ways to do this
technique, one will be right slanting, the other will be left slanting.
If you know all of that, your Wallflower will look like the one in the picture, if you don't you will
abandon the project.
She also uses CDD and SSK a lot.
CDD is quite hard for a lot of people to understand, if you Google it, you will see I am right.
Its the most wonderful double decrease but again, it implies prior knowledge.
SSK is my favourite decrease BUT, SSK Improved is a much neater match for K2Tog.
In other words, this is not a book for a beginner, in my opinion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
ex-libery book, so i was somewhat disappointed with that and the book contentsPublished 9 months ago by kanga
Lots of different methods and unusual and possibly unobtainable? Yarns don't think it was quite what I expextedPublished 13 months ago by claretwoman
A must for any keen knitter - can embellish all sorts of things - recommend this onePublished on 8 Sept. 2014 by norasara
Yet another excellent book by Nicky Epstein. What a great way to embellish garments, hats, bags or practically anything you so desire with these cleverly designed flowers. Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2014 by Calee
All went as well as it could go with this order. No delay, item arrived in condition as described and I have no reason for complaint.Published on 30 April 2014 by Alma Abbs
I think it has lots in it. I think its great. thank you. service was very good
just have to have more time to knit lots of them
awesome little item for the creative on all levels :)a must look at :) I thoroughly enjoy this book :)Published on 14 Mar. 2014 by maxine hagerty