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Vogue Knitting Elizabeth taught us to trust our instincts, revel in our creativity and above all, find joy in the simple act of knitting. The New York Times [Elizabeth Zimmermann] brought a penetrating intellect and a sculptor’s sensitivity to revolutionizing the ancient art of knitting.

Elizabeth Zimmermann was born near London, England, and attended art school in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany, before immigrating to the U.

Frustrated by magazine editors who translated her conversational knitting instructions into abbreviated code, she started her own knitting newsletter and launched Schoolhouse Press, a mail-order business that still sells knitting supplies, books, and videos under her daughter Meg Swansen’s guiding hand.

In the mids she hosted The Busy Knitter, a nationally syndicated public television show, and by the early s had become an icon of the knitting world. This and her three lively instructional books — Knitting Around, Knitter’s Almanac, and Knitting Workshop — are treasured by knitters around the world. Would you like to tell eilzabeth about a lower price?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Do you love to knit—and hate to purl? Have you ever started a sweater without enough yarn from the same dye lot to finish it?

Elizabeth Zimmermann comes to the rescue with clever solutions to frustrating problems and step-by-step instructions for brilliant, timeless designs. Color-pattern Norwegian ski sweaters Seamless patterned-yoke sweaters Hooded garter-stitch jackets for babies Watch caps, socks, slippers, mittens, and more! This classic and influential book is poised to inspire a whole new generation of knitters who have yet to discover the joys and comforts of knitting.

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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I really liked the “how to” style on this one. Read it, get a pencil and paper, and a calculator makes my life easierand get started making something Suzanne Natafji Top Contributor: Like 3 other books penned by her: TOK [Please read my review https: It is a highly-endearing style for an author to use, but it makes you want to personally befriend her and learn from her at the same witthout.


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Notice that the first chapter title head is the same as the title of one ellzabeth her most popular later hard-cover books TOKwhich was published after her death.

Chapter 2 and onward are titled as follows: Ski Sweaters in Color Patterns; 4. Other knitted Garments; and 6. The Washing of Sweaters. Following these 6 chapters is the Bibliography and then the Index. Note that many of the chapter heads in this book are discussed in more detail in later books because they have fomented discussion and problem solving from its readers in THIS book.

Read the book to find out what she says and how to do it. Read this book to find this out.

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Afterwards, she discusses tools, fabric and texture, problems with curling edges and how to solve this problem. Read the book to find out about these, too. After the 6 chapters is the Index. Much of the book deals with creating items and while doing so, solving problems that crop up, including: Here is another EZ bon mot on knitting: I had purchased this book in the early ’70’s, but lost it and every thing else in a wildfire 3 years ago. I learned how to knit from a left handed grandmother, who knit “continental” or “German” stile, and never could figure out how to read a conventional knitting pattern, which left me knitting “long straight things”, or stocking caps.

After this book, socks became my favorite thing to knit. I was also able to knit myself a beautiful sweater, from yarn I had spun myself, as well as an assortment of other items. I love the content of the book. That is why I had re-purchased it. My only complaint is the actual pages are not of the same quality as the original. The paper is much thinner, and the printing looks like it had been “photo copied” and then printed on each page. The printing left huge right margin, zimmermahn if the font had been larger, would have filled the page knittihg a more pleasing image.

This wonderful book will hold your hand as you wander in the Never land of knitting. I curently am using it to learn how to join sleeves and body of a sweater knitted i the round and it couldn’t be easier! The Norwegian sweter is beautiful, each of my 5 hildren had one with their name in the hem. Do buy it, if just to read. rlizabeth

You will be knitting in no time if you do. Incidentally, I have five copies of this. I keep losing them and then, rather than go without I buy another. Not neat, but smart. I purchased this book through Amazon without ever having seen the book or leafed through it in-person. When it arrived at my door, I eagerly opened the cover and flipped through the pages with giddy anticipation.

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I am a passionate knitter, I’ve knit since before I could read, but this was my first time owning a book by the famed and revered Elizabeth Zimmermann. But my initial response? Afterall, where were the bright glossy photos and the fun, bold typesetting found in the garden-variety of knitting books today? What I found was pages and pages of continuous text.

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Well, it rears a book afterall. My curiousity got the best of me, later that night I found myself curled up in bed reading the book. My initial response of disappointment could not have been further from the truth! After immersing myself into just a few pages, I felt like I had sat down to knit with an old friend. Zimmermann’s candid and frank writing style brought me a smile and more than a kntting laugh or two as she shares her knitting wisdom.

Yet, there is a sophistication to her writing that leaves the reader drawn into the pages, finding each new tip or bit of advice as something to savor.

Even the rudimentary skills of knitting come into new light within her chatty, and sometimes unabashedly opinionated, pages. I loved and applauded her stern lecture on the importance of gauge. Yes, an tesrs chapter all its own, and rightly so! Gauge is the golden key to the door of knitting design.

Yet it is something so often overlooked by new or impatient knitters, and often with ghastly, disappointing results.

Step by step in a narrative, familiar style, she covers the tools of the knitting trade, needles, yarns, skills, and of course, teasr passion for knitting. All given with tidbits of enlightment even for the experienced knitter. Then gently, she takes the reader to a new path of creativity with clear guidance and instructions to explore nearly endless options of pattern and design.

She does this by laying a simply, methodical ground work for the form and shape elizabety any sweater.

You can then take that skeletal form and emboss it to your heart’s content with your own stitches, designs, color work, originality, and style. I have fallen even more in love with circular after reading this book, and I find the seamless, ease of style, even more liberating.

The focus is on sweater design, but really, you can take these skills to any facet of your knitting. She even covers a sampling of other projects, hats, mittens, afghans, even skirts!

I found the details of what makes a sweater into a coat interesting. The section entitled “A Few Remarks on Socks” makes the book worth its price alone! The photos and details of just different knitted heel types were fascinating and most helpful.

The “few remarks” are actually a few pages of detailed, fool-proof instruction which I fould both instructional and inspiring for sock knitting.