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By Nicky Epstein

The now-classic choice of 350 edgings, borders, and trims via acclaimed dressmaker Nicky Epstein comes in paperback! Taking the normal rib to new heights, Nicky positive factors more desirable ribbed edges, ruffles, lace, fringes, flowers, and garters. Line-by-line directions accompany all of the stitches. beautify cuffs, customise a sweater, and increase distinctive styles utilizing rules resembling the feather lace ruffle, bel epoque, garter sew weave, sea scallop part, and sugar drop.

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Make a bigger hole if necessary using a hole punch. SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS PB Place sequin by inserting crochet hook through hole in sequin, hook next st off the left-hand needle and through the sequin. Place the st onto the right-hand needle without working it. This throw is a simple rectangle knitted in stockinette stitch in a beautifully lush medium-weight (aran) wool and silk mix yarn. The design impact comes from the large gold sequins (paillettes) that are knitted in to create a border as you work.

YARN FOCUS I chose this yarn because it contained just the shades I wanted: natural, earthy colours including stone, green, brown and rust. Because it is a loosely spun single yarn, I knew it would not be hard-wearing enough for a floor or outdoor cushion. Yarns like this are great for bulky-weight soft sweaters, but not for pieces that will get a lot of wear and tear. The solution was to felt the knitted fabric. This changed it completely; it lost its loftiness and became a strong, textured fabric in merged shades resembling lichencovered stone.

16 sts. Don’t hold back: vibrant, clashing colours will have the greatest impact for this project. indd 58 21/2/08 1:39:44 pm your yarn, your style! Rework this cube in shades inspired by a flower garden: soft pink, lilac, leaf green and cream. Add flower buttons for a pretty touch. Or use shades of blue, aqua and sea green highlighted with natural shell buttons. Sew the buttons onto the sides where colours change for added texture. Cont in this way, working 2 sts more between incs on every alt row and transferring to the circular needle when you have sufficient sts.

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