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It is perfectly possible and — in airplane seats, for instance — desirable, to use a circular needle for working back and forth.

The title says it all. Absolute must-read book for garment design. It is not wrong in elizabwth, as its proponents kbitting or shall we say victims? Yet it is something so often overlooked by new or impatient knitters, and often with ghastly, disappointing results. If you work it with an extremely large needle, it can be made comparatively loose.

New Releases Books and The City. Jan 09, Celeste Miller rated it zimmmermann was amazing. You can put in a small pretty color pattern at the point of change, which may please you so much that you may decide to continue with different color patterns up to the neck.

When I started listening to zimmermmann podcasts and reading knitting blocks I quickly discovered Elizabeth Zimmermann, or EZ as she’s often referred to, and the high esteem everyone held her in. Your hobby may be pie-baking, playing the piano, or potbelly-stove collecting, and you can sympathize zimmermanm my enthusiasm, having an obsession of your own.

Pick them up; two sock needles for the top ones and one sock needle for the bottom ones. After immersing myself into just a few pages, I felt like I had sat down to knit with an old friend. See all reviews. Well-worn wooden needles can become well loved. I’ve been a knitter for years, I don’t know why it took me so long to finally read this book; I really enjoyed it. It’s an amazingly simple book the patterns are written descriptively, zimkermann often take only a few paragraphsbut it has inspired more knitters than any other I know.


Book ratings by Goodreads. Twenty-five Christmas present problems solved. 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 time. Refresh and try again.

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In stocking stitch the Vs are all on one side; the knobs all on the other. Price may vary by retailer. The printing left huge right margin, while if the font had been larger, would have filled the page in a more pleasing image.

The joint between withour and point was far from strong, but it rarely broke apart so that you could honorably throw the thing away. Name the needles “Front Needle” nearest to youand “Back Needle” farthest from you.

Knitting Without Tears

It has a disadvantage, as it cannot be ripped, but must be taken out, stitch by stitch, if necessary. Thus you will see that out of my innocent aversion to purling and sewing-up have come comfortable and functional sweaters, which hundreds — perhaps thousands — of knitters enjoy so much that they make them again and again. Aluminum Good rigid needles.

They may be made by slipping the seam stitch every second round, but this is a rather tiresome thing to remember while you are peacefully working your way up your lovely circular sweater, with no interruptions, and thinking great thoughts. It’s confidence, but more than just about knowing stitches, it’s about feeling like YOU are in charge, not the pattern on the page. Since I am most interested in the construction details of knitted garments, this appeals to me strongly.

And when I’m brave enough to try my own sweater pattern, I will certainly try her percentage method to try and create the right fit. But one thing is certain — never knit a knot. I must somehow combine it with Shetland and come up with an acceptable result. Knitters – social knitters, at least – know Elizabeth Zimmermann.


A classic for a reason. Elizabeth Zimmermann comes to the rescue with clever solutions to frustrating problems and step-by-step instructions for brilliant, timeless designs.

I am taking it for granted that you are already familiar with the rudiments of the craft. I use the 16″ and the 24″ lengths only; the extra 3″ on a 27″ length just seem to get in my way. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. And a good thing too. I generally stick to a size 48″ circular and use it to teads everything, from afghans to baby hats. Step by step in a narrative, familiar style, she covers the tools of the knitting trade, needles, yarns, skills, and of course, her passion for knitting.

Reminds me of the infuriating remark, ‘I’ve always wanted to knit, but Knitring just can’t.

And so on; like regular casting-off, except with three stitches instead of two. The business ends of both needles were held with the left hand, which enabled the free right hand to feed the wool to be kniting at surprising speed. You can put your hair up? This is how to do it: The Norwegian sweter is beautiful, each of my 5 hildren had one with their name in the hem. The wool, encouraged by the dampness, goes back to its original unstretched state, with the result that the whole sweater shrinks.

Mark the exact point, and horrors!

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If you remember to purl the bottom 20 stitches on the first round, your front pocket-edge will have a good sharp fold-line. Instead of casting off, for instance. You can type, write fairly legibly, shuffle cards?