Sunday, June 6, 2010

Book Review - Knitting Over The Edge

'Knitting Over The Edge: Unique Ribs, Cords, Appliques, Colors, Nouveau' by Nicky Epstein is a beautiful collection of extraordinary edgings and techniques of creating gorgeous trims that make a statement for every knitted piece. This book is the next in series after 'Knitting on the Edge: Ribs, Ruffles, Lace, Fringes, Floral, Points & Picots' which featured a large collection of Decorative Borders.

I have enjoyed designing my own edgings for every project. However, working with the patterns in this book was just wonderful. The parts that I specially enjoyed were working on different types of fringes and the pretty floral appliques. Some of these patterns looked very complicated, but once I started working through it, the pattern seemed easy enough.

If you are into knitting and are looking for some creative juices to add a special touch to your designs, this book is a must read for you. It is fun to create, the edgings can be easily modified to suit any garment and the instructions are easy to follow.

I am still not done with this book... I will be posting my pictures of all the trims that I ave adapted for my projects. Tune in again !


  1. Nice review, but too brief. You could have mentioned how the book is divided into chapters, also given examples (say, about how the author approaches a particular motif). One advantage bloggers have over those writing reviews for periodicals is that they don't have to stick to any word limit.

  2. Thanks for the feedback Abhik !

    Right ! I agree its brief. There is more to come.... I am not done with this one yet :)

    I tend to steer away from revealing too much details about the patterns because that might get into the copyright arena. I can however, share my projects, their pictures and talk about how I incorporated the ideas from this book into my designs. And that is what I am going to write about next...

    I hope you will continue to read the blog and send more feedback !