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by Elizabeth Zimmermann

  • ISBN: 0942018036
  • Author: Elizabeth Zimmermann
  • ePub ver: 1992 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1992 kb
  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 191
  • Publisher: Schoolhouse Pr; 5th edition (June 1, 1989)
  • Formats: doc mbr lrf rtf
  • Category: Hobbies
  • Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In this book, Elizabeth teaches you to be the boss of your knitting.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 25 projects - 192 pages Hardcover.

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Elizabeth Zimmermann was a British-born knitter known for revolutionizing the modern practice of knitting through her books and instructional series on American public television. Elizabeth Zimmerman, knitting teacher, humorist, My Hero

Elizabeth Zimmermann was a British-born knitter known for revolutionizing the modern practice of knitting through her books and instructional series on American public television. Elizabeth Zimmerman, knitting teacher, humorist, My Hero. Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, an. lizabeth Zimmermann: Knitter She aged very gracefully and with dignity, and plus was an amazing textile artist!

Elizabeth Zimmerman in 1949 with her daughter Meg (later Swansen) Elizabeth Zimmermann was a British-born knitter known for revolutionizing the modern practice of knitting through her books and instructional series on American public television.

Elizabeth Zimmerman in 1949 with her daughter Meg (later Swansen) Elizabeth Zimmermann was a British-born knitter known for revolutionizing the modern practice of knitting through her books and instructional series on American public television. Elizabeth Zimmerman in 1949 with her daughter Meg (later Swansen)This is the woman who created the pattern for the Baby Surprise Jacket - commonly referred to as the BSJ now.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's bestselling guide includes Aran sweaters, mittens, socks, and patterns for other items that can be followed by intermediate to advanced knitters or adapted into original works.

, Elizabeth Zimmermann. Ambidexterous Mittens. Brimmed Hat - Horizontal. Brimmed Hat - Vertical.

Elizabeth Zimmermann (August 9, 1910 – November 30, 1999) was a British-born hand knitting teacher and designer. She revolutionized the modern practice of knitting through her books and instructional series on American public television. Though knitting back and forth on rigid straight needles was the norm, she advocated knitting in the round using flexible circular needles to produce seamless garments and to make it easier to knit intricate patterns.

Elizabeth Zimmermann, (August 9, 1910–November 30, 1999), was a legendary knitter and author. Zimmerman advocated knitting in the round, particularly with circular needles. She eschewed stitch-by-stitch patterns in favor of prose descriptions which laid out details of technique and construction but left the final details of sizing, gauge, etc. to the knitter. Her Elizabeth's Percentage System (EPS) is a popular method for sizing sweaters.

Elizabeth Zimmermann’s influence is still being acknowledged by many knitters and designers today. Elizabeth was responsible for revolutionizing the modern practice of knitting in America from around the 1950s onwards. She did this through a series of self published Newsletters, then later through her very witty books and even a . Meg Swansen with her mother Elizabeth Zimmermann. Meg Swansen has a dedication to and love for knitting that is just as deep as her mother’s was.

In this book, Elizabeth teaches you to be the boss of your knitting. Her liberating teachings have inspired generations of knitters and the classic patterns will keep you knitting for years. 25 projects — 192 pages | Hardcover
Comments (7)

Barit
This 191 page hardcover 1989 book is the 5th table leg of a quintet of important Elizabeth Zimmermann (EZ) hand-knitting books. Knitting Around (KnitAr) is graphics-intense, with both black and white photos and hand-written graphics peppered on almost every page. From pages 81-96, however, there are color photos with hand-drawn nature graphics surrounding these photos.

KnitAr has a catchy subtitle: ‘Knitting Without A License’, which has 2 meanings: One is located on page XIV (read it to find out what it is!) and the other is mentioned in EZ’s other mirrored bookend (from the ‘quintet’) to this book, The Opinionated Knitter (TOK). Read my review of it here: https://www.amazon.com/Opinionated-Knitter-Elizabeth-Zimmermann/dp/0942018265/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 The Opinionated Knitter

KnitAr has 9 chapters, each one a knitting pattern in which the reader learns how to knit that particular item, AND it is followed by a 2nd section, ‘Digressions’, which goes back throughout EZ’s entire life, detailing who and what she is as a person until the year that this book was printed. (Note: These sections look like a PBS film ‘treatment’ for a multi-year TV series on famous British citizens, their lives, and their many travels in the world. Buy this book and see!) Note that her ‘Digressions’ sections strongly mirror similar sections that her daughter Meg co-authored in TOK after EZ had passed away. In fact, both books mirror each other in many ways. (Buy TOK and compare it to this one!)

The 9 chapters in KnitAr are as follows: Chapter 1. “Moccasin Socks and Other Stockings” and ‘Digressions’; Chapter 2. “Fair Isle Yoke Sweater” and ‘Digressions’; Chapter 3. “Knitted Dickeys & A Very Warm Hat” and ‘Digressions’; Chapter 4. “The Knitted Moebius” and ‘Digressions’; Chapter 5. “The Bog Jacket” and ‘The Art of Elizabeth Zimmermann’ and ‘Digressions’; Chapter 6. “The Pie Are Square Shawl” and ‘Digressions’; Chapter 7. “A Norwegian Pullover” and ‘Digressions’; Chapter 8. “A Mittful of Mittens” and ‘Digressions’; and Chapter 9. “An Aran Coat” (See page 168 in which BOTH EZ and Meg work on the same coat at the same time; this gives knitting ‘in concert’ a whole new meaning!) and ‘Digressions’.

Following these 9 chapter patterns while weaving in her life story in her ‘Digressions’, is a 7-page Appendix, with knitting stitch graphics. The final part of the book is a 3-page Index.

The 4 other books, besides this one, in his quintet are: The Opinionated Knitter (TOK) (See my review in the earlier link); Knitting Workshop (KW) https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Zimmermanns-Knitting-Zimmermann-1981-12-01/dp/B017MYPOCA/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann (1981-12-01) ; Knitters Almanac (KA) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486241785/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) ; Knitting Without Tears (KWT) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684135051/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes

As I have mentioned earlier, KnitAr, in many ways is a mirror of TOK: The books are written in a similar way. However, this book was written by EZ in 1989, while TOK was co-written by her daughter Meg in 2005 after EZ had passed away in 1999, and it serves as a tribute to EZ and what EZ meant to the hand-knitting world.

In the preface of this book, daughter Meg beautifully described what KnitAr is about, by saying: “Since knitting has threaded itself steadily through her life, it seemed appropriate to thread her life through this knitting book.” She thinks and sounds like her mother!

All 5 of these EZ books should be in every hand-knitter’s library. My 5 books are often grabbed , placed together, and loosely arranged on my coffee table (sometimes with yarn and needles), to stimulate me to start a new hand-knitting project. They are a wonderful collection to have in toto.
Corgustari
This book was not at all like I expected. First of all....most of the book is stories about Elizabeth. I was wanting more information about seamless sweater design and instruction. If you want to know more about Elizabeths personal history then this book is for you. If you need instructions for sweaters, I would suggest Knitting without Tears or Knitting workshop. I am re saling my book.
Fearlesssinger
While this book does contain several knitting patterns, this is a largely autobiographical book by Elizabeth Zimmermann. If you are familiar with her lively books and "deconstruction" knitting patterns, and find them charming, you will love this one. If you didn't like her other books, you'll dislike this one.

The patterns are about learning to knit rather than following a pattern, and I think makes knitting less intimidating. The patterns cover socks, a fiar isle yoke sweater, dickeys and hats, the moebius jacket, the "Bog Jacket," the "pie are square" shawl, a Norwegian pullover, mittens, and my personal favorite, the Aran coat. Obviously, not a huge number of patterns, but I bought it mostly for Elizabeth's life story and her warm writing style.
Bumand
Top-notch book written by a lifelong knitter. Thank you, Meg, for keeping your Mom's books in print.
Gietadia
Okay, so this little book is just fun. There's something in here for everyone. It has mostly black and white photographic and graphics. No knitting library is complete without Elizabeth Zimmermann. The Hoody Coat!!! The Mittens! The head gear! Go on, get one!
Doktilar
I really enjoyed reading about EZ's early life and marriage. Her life is fascinating. The knitting instructions for the projects are pure Zimmermann, to say; less than explicit. I wouldn't try them without some guidance from someone who has experience with the patterns. But to me, the book was about EZ's life experience and it was very much worth the purchase price. Her knitting philosophy is priceless and so is her attitude toward life in general.
Breder
Very informative, and innovative at the time knitting techniques that we now take for granted for knitting in the round.

What I enjoyed more, was the autobiography of Elizabeth Zimmerman's life. She was a woman ahead of her time. A talented artist, a free thinker. She grew up in a privaledged household, and had the opportunity to travel in even higher privledged circles. Yet this did not at all alter her down to earth character. I really enjoy her pragmatic philosphy, and her approach to knitting.

The pictures of her art work, and of her life are facinating. The knitting diagrams of Elizabeth Zimmerman have at times left some detail to be desired, but her descriptions more than make up for it.
This book contains many patterns that I don't have in other EZ books. About half the contents, though, are EZ's autobiography. There are EZ-style patterns for: moccasin socks (re-footable socks), fairisle yoke pullover, dickeys & hats, mobius, bog jacket, pi shawl, norwegian pullover, various mittens and an aran coat. While I have the pullovers and some (not all) mittens in other EZ books, I have no other copies of the remaining garments.
The patterns are generally presented in EZ's conversational style not in the detailed style preferred by some folks.

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