Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Afghans and More

Knitting in Circles: 100 Circular Patterns for Sweaters, Bags, Afghans and More

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By (author) Nicky Epstein

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  • Publisher: Potter Craft
  • Format: Hardback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 256mm x 20mm | 1,039g
  • Publication date: 21 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307587061
  • ISBN 13: 9780307587060
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, 200 photographs, 120 charts & schematics
  • Sales rank: 31,565

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This is the latest title from knitting superstar and best-selling author Nicky Epstein. Bestselling author and knitwear extraordinaire Nicky Epstein once again offers a completely innovative knitting reference. A natural follow-up to "Knitting Block by Block", this book explores circular shapes that can be easily joined to create innovative and striking knitted pieces and garments. This collection features 80 patterns for knitted circles which can be connected to make 15 projects. Each chapter focuses on a specific technique, from basics to ornate, cables to colourwork. Each circle pattern comes with instructions, a full-colour photograph and a chart. Nicky then shows how to mix and match these patterns to create stunning projects including scarves, bags, toys, afghans and more.

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Nicky Epstein is one of today's hottest knitwear designers. She has gained international recognition for her distinctive and innovative work, whimsical sense of style and informative workshops. She has authored numerous books, including Knitting Block by Block and Knitting on the Edge (9781936096015), Over the Edge (9781936096022) and Beyond the Edge (9781936096039). Her designs have also been featured in Vogue Knitting and many other publications. Her website is nickyepstein.com.

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About.com Readers' Choice for Favorite Knitting Book of 2012 Winner "Leave it to la Epstein to run rings around the rest of us. In "Knitting in Circles", the companion to "Knitting Block by Block", Epstein not only knits them (100 different disks), she also transforms them into a riot of finished objects, including the gorgeous Eternity Dress fashioned from thirty-three circles and a flounce. From the showpiece Kaleidoscope afghan and the completely wearable Rotunda cape to the unconventional but interesting Circulate cape, Epstein takes knitters on a fearless playdate with pi." --"Vogue Knitting"

Table of contents

Introduction    Notes on Gauge         Texture            Designing with Circles            Round 1: Basic Circle Shaping                       Round 2: Texture and Techniques      Round 3: Lace and Points      Round 4: Colorwork   Round 5: Eclectic       Project Instructions Stella Luna Pullover     Hemisphere Shrug and Rotunda Cape Crystal Jacket  Spring Leaves Jacket   Brunhilda’s Whirl and Capella Cover-Up        Esther’s Hat     Illuminator Fringe Vest            Entrelac Capelet           Big Blooms Capelet     Daisy Mae Pullover     Circulate Cape Starstruck Tunic           Rambling Reversible Cable Scarf        Circle Sampler Afghan            Le Cirque Baby Afghan           Kaleidoscope Afghan  Eternity Dress  [New Name TK] Shawl            Hoopla Bag      Cirles into Hats            Autumn Leaf Beret            Joining             Mix-and-Match Circles           Abbreviations and Techniques            Resources        Acknowledgments      Index