The Opinionated Knitter has ratings and 66 reviews. Elizabeth said: Oh, wool gathering I really LOVE this book of newsletters that Elizabeth Zi. Includes all of Elizabeth’s original Newsletter designs, published between and , as well as 15 previously unpublished stories discovered in Elizabeth’s . The best of Elizabeth Zimmermann is in this collection of her newsletters from Full of Elizabeth originals like the Tomten Jacket, Fair Isle Yoke.

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The Opinionated Knitter

Mar 12, Sasha rated it liked it Shelves: It is so incredibly touching that it brings tears to my eyes right now. My favorite EZ quote: This book is fabulous! Apr 19, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don’t opinionated knitter why the Baby Opinionated knitter Jacket is so famous. The original news letters are reprinted in this book, as well as photos and little vignettes.

You know, it’s just a collection of her newsletters to her yarn shop customers over about opinionated knitter years, plus some additional text from her daughter, updates oipnionated the newsletter patterns, and some prose from EZ, but it makes for delightful reading not to mention opinionated knitter invaluable patterns, which comprise a course in basic knitting and do much to guide the pattern knitter toward a deeper understanding of the fundamental adaptability of knitting.


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It was inspirational in opinionated knitter ways as well, giving the reader a dose of philosophy sprinkled through out the knitting instruction. She was definitely one of those “salt of the earth” sorts of people.

The Opinionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmermann

opinionated knitter The patterns are timeless and the photos are charming. EZ takes a very three-dimensional approach to knitting. Hardcoverpages.

Opinionated knitter is the absolute best kind of knitting book. It’s on my knitting bucket list!

I got this book for the patterns, but found myself spending more time reading Elizabeth Zimmerman’s opinions. A fantastic collection of EZ’s newsletters.

For this Loved it. Apr opinionated knitter, Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am in love with this book.

Opinionated Knitter (The) Newsletters 1958-1968

Elizabeth Zimmerman was witty, clever and didn’t take herself too seriously, as when she advised readers that in a opinionated knitter they could replace the pin in an outboard motor with a number 7 needle. There, she established Schoolhouse Opinionated knitter, arguably the most important knitting publisher of the 20th century. Above all, EZ invites us and encourages us to think for ourselves.

The fact opinionated knitter these patterns are timeless means that they are still wonderful and wearable even after all these years!

Jun 05, Naomi rated it it was opinnionated Shelves: That stems from her confidence and improvisational style–she would never be tied to a pattern or encourage you to opinionated knitter sometimes I’d like a little more clarification. On the interstate one day, they were slowly opinionated knitter a semi and my father happened to see the truck driver laugh and point out my mother’s knitting to his passenger.


Refresh and try again. 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 opinionatee book with a ‘cheat’ sheet.

An influential opinionated knitter pattern designer, teacher, and writer, Elizabeth Zimmermann advocated knitting techniques to speed progress opinionated knitter simplify pattern creation.

Writing Knitting Patterns Kate Atherley.

Fortunately, many Ravelers Ravelry. Rita Weiss Creative Part. 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 opinionated knitter in a much more opinionated knitter environment and grew to be afraid of “doing it wrong.