Knitting on Top of the World

The Global Guide to Traditions, Techniques and Design
Nicky Epstein


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, Guernsey)
  • Old World Europe (Italy, France, Austria, Germany)
  • Around the Mediterranean (Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Egypt)
  • The Far East (China, Japan, Mongolia)
  • The New World (Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia).

The book also includes an extensive section of illustrated knitting how-tos and an index.

Look inside the book.


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  • Pages
  • Size
    285 x 245mm
  • Publisher
    Sixth & Spring
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