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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by Vogue Knitting,
"Elizabeth taught us to trust our instincts, revel in our creativity and above all, find joy in the simple act of knitting."
by New York Times,
"[Elizabeth Zimmermann] brought a penetrating intellect and a sculptor's sensitivity to revolutionizing the ancient art of knitting."
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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