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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. If you find this difficult, use a very large needle, or even two needles held together. Reminds me of withour infuriating remark, ‘I’ve zimmmermann wanted to knit, but I just can’t. I knit only fairly fast — 45 to a top speed of 51 stitches a minute — but am quite content with this, as my hands and arms remain loose and comfortable. Set up a giveaway. Try it out and see if you think it is worth it.

My favorite moment in the book is when she discusses steeking–the actual cutting open of a piece of handknitting in order to add a button placket or zipper, ie. I generally stick to a size 48″ circular and use it to knit everything, from afghans to baby hats. Twenty-five Christmas present problems solved. Knit between the third stitch and the second, then between the fourth and the third, and so on, always putting the new-made stitch on the left needle.

Since it is inadvisable to make the seams invisible, why not make them decorative?

For a stitch sweater, cast on stitches, work an inch or so for the hem, then K9, Make 1, around. Go ahead and put pockets everywhere you’ve always wanted them. An edge of this kind is good-looking, and doesn’t curl much, and it may be most successfully joined by taking a knot from each side alternately. The ends are darned in later, and will never show. I admit to a rooted preference for wool.


They have changed enormously since my youth, when they were formed of a piece of wire with knitting-needle-like points. It may seem tight at first, but a good pull will stretch it into shape. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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.

Zimmerman encouraged knitters to understand the mathematical and geometric concepts inherent in knitting. If you have mastered “casting-on casting-off”, here is a good opportunity to try it. You can type, write fairly legibly, shuffle cards? I reccommend ALL of her books, I really can’t say one is better than the other.

Knitting Without Tears

It’s not compulsory; take up something else. That it often looks rather homemade?

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The knitting-on method is really the best way to cast on. This forms a seam which is almost invisible until it is stretched sideways.

Do not expect a tight casting-on to “hold in” the bottom of a garment. Always finish garments made in this stitch extra-neatly on the inside — one never knows. The most obvious one to start with is stocking stitch. Barbara Walker has reminded me of a casting-off I had just invented when I last saw her, and which I was all steamed up about. When you cast on, do you end up with a tail of yarn that’s maddeningly too long tear too short? This is the method. I’m sure you know one way of decreasing-just work two stitches together K2 tog.

Since the strands or plies can be tesrs any thickness, it is clear that the thickness of wool does not depend on the number of plies but on the thickness of the individual ply. Thank you for your feedback. This book teaches the reader how to take a more casual approach to knitting, and that, I really think, is something that will take a knitter to the next level. Watch the route of your weaving-wool sharply as you progress, and keep it in the correct path.


But why not make side seams wlthout too? withotu

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I’m increasingly fascinated by the “genre” of women’s knitting books; the culture of support and aspiration that started moons ago and continues today in the blogosphere is eliaabeth and enlightening. Jan 09, Celeste Miller rated it it was amazing.

Thus by knitting back and forth on alternate sides, the smooth and the knobby rows will succeed each other, each one paired with its own knobby and smooth rows on the other side.

After immersing myself into just a few pages, I felt like I had sat down to knit with an old friend.

It not only looks well, but it also helps greatly when the time comes for blocking or for folding the sweater. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is not a “how-to” knit book. Two movements — needle in: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Zimmermann’s books are a delight to read and indispensible to any knitter.

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Knit a fourth stitch. Pulling out AW when knitting is completed will release the loops to be picked up and knitted down, or woven. Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop.