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Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-To-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes

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Do you love to knit — and hate to purl? Have you ever started a sweater without enough yarn from the same dye lot to finish it? When you cast on, do you end up with a tail of yarn that's maddeningly too long or too short? Elizabeth Zimmermann comes to the rescue with clever solutions to frustrating problems and step-by-step instructions for brilliant, timeless designs.

In Knitting Without Tears, you'll find elegant designs for:

  • Color-pattern Norwegian ski sweaters
  • Seamless patterned-yoke sweaters
  • Hooded garter-stitch jackets for babies
  • Watch caps, socks, slippers, mittens, and more!
  • This classic and influential book is poised to inspire a whole new generation of knitters who have yet to discover the joys and comforts of knitting. As the lady herself once put it, "properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."

    Review:

    "Elizabeth taught us to trust our instincts, revel in our creativity and above all, find joy in the simple act of knitting." Vogue Knitting

    Review:

    "[Elizabeth Zimmermann] brought a penetrating intellect and a sculptor's sensitivity to revolutionizing the ancient art of knitting." New York Times

    Synopsis:

    Do you love to knit — and hate to purl? Have you ever started a sweater without enough yarn from the same dye lot to finish it? When you cast on, do you end up with a tail of yarn that's maddeningly too long or too short? Elizabeth Zimmermann comes to the rescue with clever solutions to frustrating problems and step-by-step instructions for brilliant, timeless designs.

    In Knitting Without Tears, you'll find elegant designs for:

    • Color-pattern Norwegian ski sweaters
    • Seamless patterned-yoke sweaters
    • Hooded garter-stitch jackets for babies
    • Watch caps, socks, slippers, mittens, and more!

    This classic and influential book is poised to inspire a whole new generation of knitters who have yet to discover the joys and comforts of knitting. As the lady herself once put it, "properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."

    About the Author

    Elizabeth Zimmermann (1910-1999) was born near London, England, and attended art school in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany, before immigrating to the U.S. in 1937. Frustrated by magazine editors who translated her conversational knitting instructions into abbreviated code, she started her own knitting newsletter and launched Schoolhouse Press, a mail-order business that still sells knitting supplies, books, and videos under her daughter Meg Swansen's guiding hand. In the mid-1960s she hosted The Busy Knitter, a nationally syndicated public television show, and by the early 1970s had become an icon of the knitting world. This and her three lively instructional books — Knitting Around, Knitter's Almanac, and Knitting Workshop — are treasured by knitters around the world.

    Table of Contents

    Contents

    Chapter 1 The Opinionated Knitter

    2 Gauge: Required Reading

    3 Ski Sweater in Color Patterns

    4 Seamless Sweaters

    5 Other Knitted Garments

    6 The Washing of Sweaters

    Bibliography

    Index

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    CorreLola, October 9, 2007 (view all comments by CorreLola)
    This is the first book anyone who wishes to learn to knit should have. Actually, it's a great book to have around no matter what level knitter you are. Elizabeth Zimmerman is always a fun read.
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    Judy Ann, April 23, 2007 (view all comments by Judy Ann)
    This is a delightful book to read, but even more, a very helpful guide to knitting. Ms. Zimmermann is witty and relaxed about knitting. She passes on things she has learned, which can be applied to life as well as knitting. Totally worth the price even if you buy it new!
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    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780684135052
    Author:
    Zimmermann, Elizabeth
    Publisher:
    Touchstone Books
    Author:
    Zimmerman, Elizabeth
    Author:
    Zimmerman, E.
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Subject:
    Miscellaneous
    Subject:
    Knitting
    Subject:
    Sweaters
    Subject:
    Needlework - Knitting
    Subject:
    General Crafts & Hobbies
    Subject:
    Crafts-Needlework
    Subject:
    Elizabeth Zimmerman; Elilzabeth Zimermann; Revolutionized Art of Knitting; Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises; yarn; crafts; DIY; do-it-yourself; do it yourself; easy knitting patterns; easy knitting instructions; simple knitting pattern
    Subject:
    Elizabeth Zimmerman; Elilzabeth Zimermann; Revolutionized Art of Knitting; Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises; yarn; crafts; DIY; do-it-yourself; do it yourself; easy knitting patterns; easy knitting instructions; simple knitting pattern
    Subject:
    Elizabeth Zimmerman; Elizabeth Zimermann; Revolutionized Art of Knitting; Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crises; yarn; crafts; DIY; do-it-yourself; do it yourself; easy knitting patterns; easy knitting instructions; simple knitting patterns
    Copyright:
    Edition Number:
    1st Fireside ed.
    Edition Description:
    B102
    Series:
    Knitting Without Tears SL 466
    Series Volume:
    21
    Publication Date:
    July 1973
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    128
    Dimensions:
    10.75 x 8.25 in 10.78 oz

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    "Review" by , "Elizabeth taught us to trust our instincts, revel in our creativity and above all, find joy in the simple act of knitting."
    "Review" by , "[Elizabeth Zimmermann] brought a penetrating intellect and a sculptor's sensitivity to revolutionizing the ancient art of knitting."
    "Synopsis" by , Do you love to knit — and hate to purl? Have you ever started a sweater without enough yarn from the same dye lot to finish it? When you cast on, do you end up with a tail of yarn that's maddeningly too long or too short? Elizabeth Zimmermann comes to the rescue with clever solutions to frustrating problems and step-by-step instructions for brilliant, timeless designs.

    In Knitting Without Tears, you'll find elegant designs for:

    • Color-pattern Norwegian ski sweaters
    • Seamless patterned-yoke sweaters
    • Hooded garter-stitch jackets for babies
    • Watch caps, socks, slippers, mittens, and more!

    This classic and influential book is poised to inspire a whole new generation of knitters who have yet to discover the joys and comforts of knitting. As the lady herself once put it, "properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."

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