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But why not make side seams decorative too? Now hark back again, this time to Sewn Casting-off and cast off the stitches by this method. Few names can fill the entire circumference of a sweater, so join the pattern-wool anew every time you come to the first letter; this means only five threads to darn in on either side. Elizabeth Zimmermann is my knitting guru. She gives you the basics you need to understand.

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I think it would look just as good. Its one excuse for existing is its indispensability for children, whose sweaters must eternally be repaired and lengthened at the lower edges.

If you can find some of those markers like small safety pins with no eyes, take several cards. Purling will not do this for you when worked vertically; it will turn its back on you and zimmer,ann.

The writing is wonderful. Now work the border, back and forth, in all-knit, increasing two stitches every second row at center neck front, for a mitered corner. I use it a great deal for its severe simplicity.

Join our mailing list! Elizabeth Zimmermann is a knitting icon and in reading her book, it’s easy to aimmermann why. None of the techniques she discusses are ‘new’ anymore colorwork by using both hands to strand, etcbut the book IS subtitled ‘basic’.


Let us turn the unavoidable to good advantage, and finish with an honest heavy border of garter stitch. It can, and should, be perfect. Celluloid The famous old fire hazard, but why sit so close to eoizabeth candle?

But if you want to be challenged to really learn about HOW to knit, and to think about it independently, then this is your book. Skip the third row, and knit up a stitch in each of the fourth and fifth rows. I mean Backwards, or Looking-Glass Knitting.

I argued — rightly, I think -that with two-needle knitting, working across in knit and back in looking-glass knit, one could achieve stocking-stitch without the nuisance of purling. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Cast off the required number of stitches, very often three.

Skip the sixth row; work into the seventh and eighth rows, and so on up the front.

So, please, knit the way you prefer, and cultivate a nodding acquaintance with the other way, as a second zimmermznn to your bow. It is a highly-endearing style for an author to use, elizbeth it makes you want to personally befriend her and learn from her at the same time.

I like to think that we would have been friends. She enthusiastically championed Epizabeth knitting, where the working yarn is carried in the left hand, as opposed to the English knittung American style where the working yarn is carried in the right hand.

Do you love to knitā€”and hate to purl? Years ago you had your choice of wood, bone, steel, or luxurious tortoiseshell and ivory. Aluminum Good rigid needles. Borders may also be worked in seed stitch of K1, P1, alternated every row. For an adult sweater I would, of course, make the whole border longer, and work five or six knit rounds between the first two purl rounds before tapering down to nothing.


Some wind the wool several times around their left forefinger, and release it, a loop at a time. I have fallen even more in love with circular after reading this book, and I find the teara, ease of style, even more liberating. It has been worn for two seasons by a dedicated ski-teacher in all manner of blizzards and dirty weather, and she swears that it is the warmest and driest hat she has — snow perches on it but does not penetrate. Review Vogue Knitting Elizabeth taught us to trust our instincts, revel in our creativity and above eluzabeth, find joy in the simple act of knitting.

Knitting Without Tears

Nov 08, Toad rated it it was amazing Shelves: Absolute classic and a total must-have if you ever intend to pick up needles. Break wool, leaving a good working length, which is threaded through a blunt wool needle.

She even covers a sampling of other projects, hats, mittens, afghans, even skirts! After immersing myself into tsars a few pages, I felt like I had sat down to knit with an old friend.