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Maddison 10-22-2007 09:59 AM

Need a single pattern
I just need to know how to do the little roses from the Nicky Epstein Knitting on the Edge. Those pretty little ones that are on the cover. I don't want to buy a whole book just for those! I will trade a pattern if you want anything I own. I have the other On the Edge book of hers! Otherwise, I'm going to the bookstore and going to copy it down. I can't afford a whole book just for one little pattern.


candicane 10-22-2007 10:06 AM

Have you tried your local library?


knitgal 10-22-2007 10:13 AM

I was just going to say library too. My aunt just took both of her books out at the library. I think it would be better to copy the pattern out at the library rather than the bookstore...

Maddison 10-22-2007 02:01 PM

My local library is TINY and doesn't carry much. I just need the one little thing, not the entire book. I'm willing to trade or swap for it!! I would like to add it to the edge of a sweater. I saw it done once on DIY but I can't find that link on their website. I can find other ones free online but they look different, not as pretty.

cranberry 10-22-2007 02:17 PM

You might want to look into ordering things online. Just because your library doesn't carry anything, doesn't mean they can't order it. I can order books through mine and it's about as easy as using I can get just about anything too!

Other than that try I've seen lots of knitted and crochet flower patterns that are free online. I don't have the book, sorry :) I have copied a couple recipes at Barnes and Noble though.

knitasha 10-22-2007 02:18 PM

Sorry, but someone who copied the pattern from the book and sent it to you would be violating Nicky Epstein's copyright protection.

Here's a small tutorial on copyright law as it applies to knitting:

I know it sounds like no big deal, but think of it this way:
Nicky Epstein spent years to learn her design skills and who knows how long to write the book. When a reader distributes copies of her work, Epstein is being deprived of royalty income from her book.

It's okay to copy from library books within legally prescribed limits. Even if your library is poorly stocked, you can ask for an interlibrary loan, which I'm sure a library system the size of Chicago's can arrange for.

The other thing you can do is Google "free knitted rose pattern." There are quite a few -- at the Lion Brand and Berocco sites, for instance. One of them might do the job for you.

jess_hawk 10-22-2007 03:07 PM

Does your library have an interlibrary loan system? All of the libraries in my area, and also up where I was in Alaska, have excellent systems and often they are linked into a national system, also. You might talk to your librarian. Even if they don't normally do ILL they might have a friendly larger library that has it or can get it for you and will let your library check it out to you.

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