Knitting Reimagined

Knitting Reimagined

eBook - 2014
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Rethink traditional knitting with this groundbreaking collection of 25 sophisticated patterns for beautiful sweaters, jackets, and accessories from one of the most influential voices in knitwear design. Award-winning author Nicky Epstein offers knitters of all skill levels adventurous, wearable projects that showcase innovative and clever construction and garment details. From a tunic created by weaving sections of knitting to a pullover featuring braided sleeve details, these patterns all offer interesting new twists on classic handknit designs. The stitches are easy, but the eye-opening results will challenge the way knitters think about this age-old craft. Each chapter focuses on one type of treatment, including innovative shaping, weaving, and braiding, directional knitting, or cutting-edge ways to use edgings and colorwork. Distilling her more than 30 years of knit design know-how, Nicky shares all the tricks of her trade in this gorgeous volume.
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9780385346269
0385346263
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jul 07, 2016

I'm a fan of Nicky Epstein and own several of her knitting books, and knitted up many of the patterns.
Saying that, I couldn't get my head around these patterns as far as wearability and longevity of style. I tried to be open minded but found all but the pattern on the front cover, quite unattractive and gaudy.
Considering the time, effort and cost of hand knit garments I'd want something with better bones than these patterns.

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VRMurphy
Sep 28, 2015

Great pictures and, of course, great design in the sense of it being complicated and innovative. Wearable? not so much!!

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LT
Jul 08, 2015

Epstein's goal was to create striking and unusual designs using simple stitches and techniques. This was an ambitious project, as evidenced by the comments below. Although some may consider this pattern series outré or unattractive, I found that there was much to love, especially on second or third glance. The patterns are graded by skill level and time investment. N.B. The extra-willowy blonde model used in the book is approximately ten feet tall, which makes some of the photos deceptive in terms of what the clothes would look like on a real person. They would probably be less successful in that context, as many fashionable garments are.

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LT
Jul 04, 2015

Epstein's goal was to create striking and unusual designs using simple stitches and techniques. This was an ambitious project, as evidenced by the comments below. Although some may consider this pattern series outré or unattractive, I found that there was much to love, especially on second or third glance. The patterns are graded by skill level and time investment. N.B. The extra-willowy blonde model used in the book is approximately ten feet tall, which makes some of the photos deceptive in terms of what the clothes would look like on a real person. They would probably be less successful in that context, as many fashionable garments are.

rowanquincy Jan 03, 2015

I have a few of Nicky Epstein's books, but this one is a definite miss for me. Many of the sweaters are downright hideous. I can't imagine them being flattering to anyone. A unique design is not necessarily a good design, this book is the proof of that.

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Shelda
Oct 19, 2014

I usually like Nicky Epstein's work, and own many of her books. But, um... these are some of the ugliest sweaters I have ever seen.

Each to their own, I suppose. But really? A bulky-weight wool dress, which I actually sort of liked from the photo of the front, until I flipped the page and saw that it was backless. In what climate would a person be able to wear such an item? Truly.

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