In Nicky Epstein's Knitting on Top of the World, Nicky Epstein takes readers on a world tour of knitting techniques—such as Fair Isle, appliqué, Aran, intarsia, Bohus, and entrelac—detailing their origins and uses in folk knitting techniques from around the globe, then reinvigorating and recombining them in her own inimitable way to create 50 innovative and fashion-forward designs.
Nicky's comprehensive overview of knitting history, techniques, and design covers six far-flung regions: the Far North (Scandinavia, Iceland, Latvia, Russia, Estonia), the Windswept Isles (England, Scotland, Ireland, and Guernsey), Old World Europe (Italy, France, Austria, and Germany), Around the Mediterranean (Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt), the Far East (China, Japan, and Mongolia), and the New World (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia). The book also includes an extensive section of illustrated knitting how-tos and an index.
By Nicky Epstein
Paperback • ISBN-13: 978-1-936096-75-6
9.5 x 11.25 inches • 249 pages