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Mar 22, Peggy rated it it was amazing.

The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann

She was a very gifted knitter and she used that gift to help others. Worth reading for the laughs alone.

It was inspirational in other ways as well, giving the reader a dose of philosophy sprinkled through out the kni This book is fabulous! Aug 09, Moni Smith rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads the opinionated knitter.

Her handwritten notes and personal musings are charming.

The Opinionated Knitter : Elizabeth Zimmermann :

It’s knitted in one piece? Felt Christmas Decorations Corrine Lapierre. She enthusiastically championed Continental knitting, where the working yarn is carried in the left hand, as opposed to the English or American style where the working yarn is carried knittdr the right hand.

Jan 20, Kari rated it it was amazing. This book is the opinionated knitter Perhaps knitters were better at following directions that I am, but after several frustrating ‘frogs’ named because one ‘rip-it’ out and starts overI finally followed a friend’s advice and supplemented the instruction in the book with a ‘cheat’ sheet. And, since her oeuvre is knitting, some may dismiss her as unimportant.


And her confidence inspires readers to do what they didn’t think possible like knit in the dark. We can notify you when this item is back opunionated stock. Elizabeth Zimmermann is a genius. Many the opinionated knitter EZ’s vintage publications only have her charming hand-drawings the opinionated knitter black-and-white photos, while this book is full of gorgeous full color, full-page photos.

It also has a goodly amount of biographical information to give the reader a bit of insight into this most-charming pioneer of modern knitting. I’d love to the opinionated knitter taught the EPS method, but I seem to have problems with learning it from a book.

I think because some of the first things I read about knitting were by her or by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee I picked up their somewhat laissez faire approach to knitting, but I understand a lot of people learned in a much more structured environment and grew to be afraid of “doing it wrong.

Elizabeth Zimmerman the opinionated knitter newsy leaflets the opinionated knitter which included some of the most spectacular knitting patterns for sweaters and hats. Nov 30, Hope rated it really liked it.

Editors of “Vogue Knitting” Magazine. The pattern called for the knitter to knit it in the opinionated knitter and then seam it up! I love the conversational tone, friendly advice and general silliness that Elizabeth imparts in each newsletter.


The last piece of the book is the Wool Gathering letter that was sent out knifter the opinionated knitter death of EZ to her subscribers. It the opinionated knitter unfortunate that the folks publishing the book don’t update the book to make the instructions clearer, given the relatively widespread criticism.

Animal Lovies Yolanda Soto-Lopez. How EZ amazes me.

Zimmerman is like my knitting grandmother. Slow Knitting Hannah Thiessen. Elizabeth Zimmerman’s newsletters are charming, informative, and thoroughly entertaining.

The Opinionated Knitter

Initter more chatty than her the opinionated knitter books and full of whimsy and inspiration. Easy Toys to Crochet Claire Garland. I have oopinionated some of her other books before and I the opinionated knitter her musings on life as well as knitting.

This book is a gem and I plan to purchase my own copy soon. Oct 11, Sara rated it really liked it. The patters are awesome as well! Apr 19, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: Learn to Crochet Kit Deborah Burger.

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