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Dec 06, Carolynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Commemorative Edition of the Bestselling Classic. Even as an experienced knitter, there were still a few snippets of information that I found useful and will be trying out in the very near future.

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Gives insight on how another knitter thinks when designing. I now consider it a very special publication indeed.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac

A quick read that I'm always happy to lose myself in for a knifters hours. There are "patterns" but they read more like design notes than anything else. HER own real life.

I feel strongly about knitting. Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac. Zimmerman's hints such as how to measure gauge when working a pattern and tips for baby's items help ease the way and will instruct even the most experienced knitter. Knitting Book Mary Thomas.

At the same time she demystifies some of the more challenging techniques. And I especially like the little notes about her life, canoeing with her husband or taking down the Christmas tree.

Knitterx Tatting Patterns Janet Carroll. February Some Babies Things. The Almanac is written diary style and features one project per month, all classics that may not fly for modern wearers e.

Her patterns are "classic," historically suited to wool, thus remaining ever-fashionable as well as tasteful and attractive. In knitting there are ancient possibilities; the earth is enriched with the dust of the millions of knitters who have held wool and needles since the beginning of sheep. Reading Elizabeth Zimmermann is like having a conversation with your best knitting pals—the ones who are more advanced than you, but who are great teachers and love sharing their knowledge.

Product Description Product Details One of America's most ingenious and creative knitters presents 23 patterns in this beloved classic of knitting lore. Knittees book does make me want to get more EZ books. The Whole Craft of Spinning: Projects are completed in the midst of canoe trips, fishing expeditions, travel, and snowstorms.

I can definitely see why Elizabeth Zimmermann is such a role model and idol in the knitting community. This book will open your eyes and almanzc you hours of misery and knitterw hundreds of dollars for yarn. So much more then a knitting book; a window into her life New and Expanded Edition. As always her "patterns" are more techniques than patterns, allowing the knitter to create items that are standard, yet unique.

I feel about the same way about Elizabeth Zimmermann. She's got a plan for knitting a different project or set of projects each month through the year, including a full-sized sweater one can complete in eig After reading two-and-a-half nonfiction books in a day, I needed a change of pace.

Books by Elizabeth Zimmermann. I know this sometimes distresses newer knitters, and if you like your knitting patterns completely written out you may find this book a bit frustrating at first.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One un-vents something; one unearths it; one digs it up, one runs it down in whatever recesses of the eternal consciousness it has gone to ground.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac: The Commemorative Edition

Well, very slmanac I decided to order this little book - an absolute delight to read. Elizabeth Almxnac 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.

The author continuously comments on the project, its history, other ancient and modern customs, and personal beliefs. The Almanac is written diary-style, featuring written instructions and the rationale for knitting a particular project at a given time during the year.

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