You won’t believe what you can make with knitted circles!
One circle can become a stylish hat or an adorable shrug. Two, and you have a unique handbag or cover-up. Knit more circles, and you can make show-stopping scarves, capes, sweaters, afghans—even a stunning lace dress.
Only Nicky Epstein, always on the cutting edge of knitwear design, could dream up these innovative garments and accessories that all start with a simple shape. In her bestselling book Knitting Block by Block, Nicky elevated the humble block to outstanding fashion, but that was just the beginning. Now she takes on a new challenge and shows you how to make a statement with circles.
Mix and match to your heart’s content with 100 circles and 20 inspiring projects that feature everything from cables to rich colorwork, delicate lace, and over-the-top embellishments in Nicky’s signature style. You’ll find step-by-step techniques on how to knit circles, both in the round and flat, plus expert guidance on customizing the projects, with unique cut-and-paste circle templates to design your own styles.
With this groundbreaking book, you’ll never look at circles the same way. Once again, Nicky Epstein has outdone herself, opening up a world of creative possibilities with a gorgeous knitting reference that will have you knitting in the best of circles over and over.
Table of Contents
Notes on Gauge
Designing with Circles
Round 1: Basic Circle Shaping
Round 2: Texture and Techniques
Round 3: Lace and Points
Round 4: Colorwork
Round 5: Eclectic
Stella Luna Pullover
Hemisphere Shrug and Rotunda Cape
Spring Leaves Jacket
Brunhilda’s Whirl and Capella Cover-Up
Illuminator Fringe Vest
Big Blooms Capelet
Daisy Mae Pullover
Rambling Reversible Cable Scarf
Circle Sampler Afghan
Le Cirque Baby Afghan
[New Name TK] Shawl
Cirles into Hats
Autumn Leaf Beret
Abbreviations and Techniques
About Nicky Epstein
Beloved knitwear designer NICKY EPSTEIN is the bestselling author of numerous books, including Knitting on Top of the World, Knitting on the Edge, and Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch. Her designs have also been featured in Vogue Knitting magazine and many other knitting publications, on television, and at art exhibitions. She currently resides in New York City and travels extensively, teaching and lecturing.
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