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And keep the sales slip with the wool, OK? Pick up the first stitch you cast off in the previous row it should have the same running-thread as the stitch next to it; the first one on the left needle.

Keep AW parallel to, and under, needle. Pull the second stitch over the third and fourth. Knit two together K2 tog leans to the right, and slip, slip, elizbeth SSK leans to the left, according to whether it is the stitch to the right or to the left which is being eliminated by the decrease.

Knit between the third stitch and the second, then between the fourth and the third, and so on, always putting the new-made stitch on the left needle. The most obvious one to start with is stocking stitch. Or you may knit into the back of the K stitches only. My desert island knitting book, because although it’s low on patterns, it’s ellizabeth on attitude, commen sense and companionable conversation.

We may, these days, have not very much idea about what a woman in 17th century Britain was doing with her day-to-day, but I don’t wonder that knitters might know a little bit more than most people. Even if you never get around to returning the extra skein, think what a disaster it would be to run short, and to fail to match the dye lot. This is what makes her great, this is what makes her everyone’s favorite fairy godmother of knitting.


Some hold their left forefinger high; some leave it low and relaxed. It is not always the easiest, but it is the most often used. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. She even covers a sampling of other projects, hats, mittens, afghans, even skirts! I loved and applauded her stern lecture on the importance of gauge.

They hold the wool over their left forefinger, and hook each stitch through with the right needle. That is to say, twist it. Seams will also help to hide the slight color difference of a close match. Jan 03, Sarah rated it really liked it. Get to Know Us. So, please, knit the way you prefer, and cultivate a nodding acquaintance with the other way, as a second string to your bow.

Notice that the first chapter title head is the same as the title of one of her most popular later hard-cover books TOKwhich was published after her death. If you remember to purl the bottom 20 stitches on the first round, your front pocket-edge will have a good sharp fold-line.

Take a crochet hook, put it through the stitch of the first round, and hook the next two stitches through it together.

This book teaches the reader how to take a more casual approach to knitting, and that, I really think, is something that will take a knitter to the next level.

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I have, on a bet, made a sock on four different-sized needles without ill effect. Let nobody say she can’t sew up a sweater — she just doesn’t want to. Absolute must-read book for garment design. Thank you for your feedback.

Starting at the lower right-hand corner, with the right side of your work towards you, knit up one stitch in each of the first two rows of your knitting. Like many philosophies, it is hard to express in a few words. Bends tesrs sat upon, but is easily bent back.


Knitting Without Tears

With the techniques of increasing and decreasing at our command, we can shape or even bend the tubes as we will, without seams, gussets, or zimmermabn. Do you have that feeling about casting-off? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pockets I have only one pocket which is not available in any of the good knitting books.

I curently am using it to learn how to join sleeves and body of a sweater knitted i the round and it couldn’t be easier! But there is an advantage too; it doesn’t look like casting-off.

However, this doesn’t save them when it comes to pattern stitches involving knit and purl. Well, there are several remedies.

It’s because Zimmerman instills in one the idea that there is more than one way to knit something, and that it should be fun knittnig relaxing withokt NOT something where one needs to stress over “correct” technique. Necessity is the mother of invention.

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withoout And while knitting, in Zimmermann’s world, might not explicitly be a feminist act, her book certainly has not-so-subtle undertones of taking the expertise of generations of women, and making something powerful with it. This gap I am valiantly trying to fill. You are surely familiar with one of the several versions of the one-row buttonhole.

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