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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. Touchstone June Length: Other books in this series.

You may keep the actual corner stitch in stocking stitch on the right side, by purling it on the wrong side, and then, of course the mitering increases or decreases are worked on either side of the corner stitch. If you twist all the stitches in ribbing — that is, knit into the back of the K stitches and purl into the back of the P stitches — you will attain a very elastic ribbing, indeed, and a very elegant one.

They feel when a too-thick needle has arrived on the scene, and will tighten up a tad. Many of her patterns are more recipes than patterns, per se–she walks you through the concept and the basics, but makes it almost impossible to slavishly follow her instructions–she’s kicking you out of the nest as a knitter, and telling you to trust yourself.

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Before I had even knit my first sweater, EZ explained the basics in a way that left me confident and brazen. 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.

The resulting row of holes has a fine withoit turn. Hold it up against you and space the buttons as you want them. Just a minute while I do it. That it often looks rather homemade? I just picked knitting up again after many years and immediately got this book out and reread it for the dozenth time.

You’ll have to decide for yourself which way up the legend should be — towards the wearer or towards admiring friends — I’ve not yet made up my mind about it. If the outer coating has worn off, watch out when using them with natural oily wool sometimes called “boot wool”. You may take one stitch from each side alternately, if you wish, so long as the seam lies zimmegmann, and is firm.


Left-handed knitters are usually those with a Continental European background although I have noticed some Europeans knitting right-handed. The focus is on sweater design, but really, you can take these skills to any facet of your knitting.

It is more of a conversation about knitting with guidance and assurances that there is no right or wrong way to knit. It allows the construction of the garment to be more clearly visible, with all its inventive increasing, decreasing, and shaping.

This is a very simple book which talks about Elizabeth Zimmermann’s experiences with knitting and her knitting patterns.

You will have two-thirds as many knitted-up stitches as there are rows, which will give a border that neither puckers, flares, nor droops. If you don’t get it right the first time, let it down again, and give it another try.

Zimmermann’s books are a delight to read and indispensible to any knitter. It is the best increase for pairing that I know, as it is a totally separate stitch, made independently of any other and standing all by itself between its neighbors. A fallacious argument if ever I heard one, but let us refute it by putting in imitation seams, which are rather good things anyway, and a neat and mysterious feat of skill to boot.

Such facts back up my predilection for making knitting as diverting and pleasant as possible, but this is a very subjective matter. Zimmermann’s candid and frank writing style brought me a smile and more than a knowing laugh or two as she shares her knitting wisdom.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Much of the book deals with eljzabeth items and while doing so, solving problems that crop up, including: This is because it is fantastic, in every respect. Fine knitting gives you many more hours of your favorite hobby before you have to sally forth and make another capital jnitting.

I wouldn’t take this trouble any more, by the way, but would snip one stitch a couple of rows above the error, let down the stitches, correct the error, knit the stitches up again, and then weave the snipped row back in.


I’ll not venture to say that a border like this has never been made before — there is nothing new under the changing moon — but I will say I’ve never seen one. Ski Sweaters in Color Patterns; 4.

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Hark back to the Afterthought Pocket and snip just one thread at the center of where the buttonhole is to be: Men I hardly know at all are constantly and wistfully and broadly hinting that I make them a pair.

I have devised a buttonhole which almost disappears into it. This is because of the marked tendency of neck-backs to become loose witgout their ways. Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Surprise Jacket. It looked a bit cockeyed until it was blocked, and yanked into seemliness zkmmermann damp and steamy, but then it was completely unnoticeable.

TOK [Please read my review https: Practically all my ribbing is worked on circular needles, and therefore my knit stitches can be all twisted, which is very effective, and a nice bonus for the circular knitter. Pull the second stitch over the third and fourth.

Knitting Without Tears

The “few remarks” are actually a few pages of detailed, fool-proof instruction which I fould both instructional and zimmermznn for sock knitting. My favorite way is the reverse of this; start the sweater with no hem at the lower edge — just regular casting-on — and during the days and weeks of knitting, meditate on this hem. This is not my favorite kind of sweater, elizabsth I doubt if it ever will be, since all the excitement and interest of the shoulder shaping comes at the beginning, and one is left with the endless and boring straight body and sleeves to complete.

Never start a project without sufficient wool to finish it. Sep 05, Elizabeth rated it teqrs was amazing. It may seem tight at first, but a good pull will stretch it into shape. Here is another buttonhole. A good way to cast off garter stitch is on the right side in purl. Thanks for telling us about the problem.