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"One of America's most ingenious and creative knitters." — Barbara G. Walker, author of Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

Elizabeth Zimmerman once wrote, "So please bear with me, and put up with my opinionated, nay, sometimes cantankerous attitude. I feel strongly about knitting." Perhaps her passionate opinions, as well as her love of wool craft and her delightful style, hark back to her English upbringing or long residence in the Wisconsin woods; in any case, the "Busy Knitter," as she calls herself, is one of the most charming and informative, as well as "un"ventive (her word) knitter-authors anywhere. This book gives full scope to her tireless imagination through a year's worth of projects, fitted to the seasons, moods, and needs of knitters who would like to design their own work.

The year begins with an Aran sweater and proceeds to February baby things, a March Shetland, April blanket, May mittens, and so on through the months, completing the zodiac with November moccasin socks and a December last-minute wishbone sweater. Projects are completed in the midst of canoe trips, fishing expeditions, travel, and snowstorms. The author continuously comments on the project, its history, other ancient and modern customs, and personal beliefs.

Mrs. Zimmerman works step by step with the reader, suggesting alternative methods and ideas as she goes. Her patterns are "classic," historically suited to wool, thus remaining ever-fashionable as well as tasteful and attractive. The knitter may easily adapt the designs at will, creating new, individual projects. Mrs. 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. This corrected edition of the Knitter's Almanac will provide at the very least a year's worth of knitting pleasure to intermediate and advanced knitters and may even help stimulate a knitting passion.

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A year's worth of classic, imaginative knitting projects from "one of America's most ingenious and creative knitters." 35 illus.

Synopsis:

A year's worth of classic, imaginative knitting projects from "one of America's most ingenious and creative knitters." Sweaters, baby items, blankets, mittens, moccasins, more. 35 illustrations.

Synopsis:

A year's worth of knitting projects from "one of America's most ingenious and creative knitters." Classic patterns for Aran sweaters, baby items, blankets, mittens, moccasins, and other seasonal needs can be followed by intermediate to advanced knitters, or may be adapted into original works. Charming, delightful, informal, and instructive. 35 illustrations.

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CorreLola, October 9, 2007 (view all comments by CorreLola)
Among knitters, it is widely acknowledged that Elizabeth Zimmerman is a genius. Her simple, common sense, humorous, yet creative approach to this craft has endeared her to many. This book offers a pattern that for each month for a full year of knitting. Herein are some of her best patterns: the simple baby sweater, the Aran sweater (knitted in the round!), as well as others. Elizabeth's instructions (which are delivered in a far more relaxed fashion than the typical commercial pattern) encourage readers/knitters to make their own modifications and explore their own creativity. I highly recommend this and all her book!
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ilburkitt, December 11, 2006 (view all comments by ilburkitt)
I first used this book several years ago. I loved it then, because it encouraged creativity in my knitting. Some where along the years it disappeared from my library and I'm delighted to be able to replace it. I learned so much from this author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486241784
Author:
Zimmermann, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Patterns
Subject:
Needlework
Subject:
Knitting -- Patterns.
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
knitter s almanac
Subject:
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
Series Volume:
no. 101
Publication Date:
19811031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 0.39 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A year's worth of classic, imaginative knitting projects from "one of America's most ingenious and creative knitters." 35 illus.

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A year's worth of classic, imaginative knitting projects from "one of America's most ingenious and creative knitters." Sweaters, baby items, blankets, mittens, moccasins, more. 35 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
A year's worth of knitting projects from "one of America's most ingenious and creative knitters." Classic patterns for Aran sweaters, baby items, blankets, mittens, moccasins, and other seasonal needs can be followed by intermediate to advanced knitters, or may be adapted into original works. Charming, delightful, informal, and instructive. 35 illustrations.

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