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Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting workshop [book] (1981)

by Elizabeth Zimmermann

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Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop guides knitters from beginner to master status through carefully created lessons. Included are: Learning to knit, knitting with two colors, Elizabeth's Percentage System (EPS) for sweater design, yoke style sweaters, drop-shoulder sweaters, and knitting garter stitch, lace, arans, guernseys, and fair isles. Zimmermann's workshop, originally a PBS television series, has been a bestseller since its release. Now, it has been updated with color throughout and expanded with editorial notes, technique photos and drawings, and more detailed directions and sizing for some garments. The pattern section contains Elizabeth's famous Baby Surprise Jacket, now with row-by-row instructions, the Epaulet Sweater, the Heart Hat, and many more of EZ's beloved designs. A wonderful book for beginning, intermediate, and master knitters, who often remark that they return to Elizabeth's books time and again to remind themselves of her innovative knitting techniques and construction methods. The updated and expanded edition enhances an already classic reference and pattern text for modern knitters.

Based on the lessons of Elizabeth's knitting workshops, this book allows you to take a class from your favorite teacher any time! In the magic world of Elizabeth Zimmerman, one learns that a knitted garment is not just an article of clothing. It's an organic growth, compounded of warmth, love, and fun. Updated edition. ( )
  RochesterKnittingGui | Mar 30, 2016 |
reveiwed on blog http://janientrelac.blogspot.com/ one of the best knitting books ever ( )
  Janientrelac | Jan 2, 2011 |
For everyone who knits. BUY THIS BOOK. I have been knitting for 30 years and within the first few pages I learned so many things I can't even say. This book is a true treasure. ( )
  marquessa | Nov 4, 2008 |
Do you want to knit? Are you a new knitter? Then go and buy this book.

The friend who showed me how to cast on and knit recommended it, so I dutifully purchased it. Then I knit an actual sweater. You can't beat that.

The only downside--and this applies to all of EZ's (Elizabeth Zimmermann) books--is that she has a kind of old-fashioned, northwoods esthetic. You can ignore that if it doesn't suit you, because her comments are always valuable. She will cure you of submissive obedience to printed patterns. And she's fun to read. ( )
  IreneF | Sep 30, 2008 |
The Knitting Bible, Part 2. ( )
  vmarquar | Apr 22, 2008 |
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