Talking with Nicky Epstein

Talking with Nicky Epstein

Today I talk with queen bee knitter Nicky Epstein.

I’ve been a big fan of Nicky’s for years. One of my favorite books is “Knitting On the Edge”. I took a one day workshop with her this summer where she showed us how to do knit up her sensational flower scarf she designed for Vogue Knitting’s 25th anniversary issue. (I’m doing mine in metallic yarns!) So much fun to chat and hang out with Nicky and talk about everything “knitting”!

Also, some books and a movie to share, some upcoming class info and some stories from my last visit to LA where I visited with favorite son Erich Bergen.


Nicky Epstein is a knitting designer and author of numerous books on knitting. She is known for her creative combinations of knitting stitches, and for the colorful patterns often found in her sweaters, especially involving applique of separately knitted motifs. In 2005, she was given a prestigious award by the National NeedleArts Association. In 2006, her work was featured in a retrospective fashion show at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Since the (winter) Holiday 2005 issue, Epstein has written a regular column in Vogue Knitting called simply "Nicky Epstein".

Episode #141
Episode Notes: 

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