- Hardcover: 191 pages
- Publisher: Schoolhouse Pr; 5th edition (June 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0942018036
- ISBN-13: 978-0942018035
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 88 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knitting Around Hardcover – June, 1989
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I'd have to say this is the most disappointing book purchase I've ever made when it comes to knit/crochet books. I've now read some reviews and agree there is page after page of autobiographical references in this book that make me feel like I'm like I'm in a boring history class!
I mean no offense to the designer, I have Zimmermann's Almanac and love it. I mean no offense to to the anyone else for that matter. However, had I seen this book in a store, I would have left it there. I most likely would not have chosen this book as a freeie either.
I am one very displeased customer and if possible, I will be returning this book.
The patterns are about learning to knit rather than following a pattern, and I think makes knitting less intimidating. The patterns cover socks, a fiar isle yoke sweater, dickeys and hats, the moebius jacket, the "Bog Jacket," the "pie are square" shawl, a Norwegian pullover, mittens, and my personal favorite, the Aran coat. Obviously, not a huge number of patterns, but I bought it mostly for Elizabeth's life story and her warm writing style.
What I enjoyed more, was the autobiography of Elizabeth Zimmerman's life. She was a woman ahead of her time. A talented artist, a free thinker. She grew up in a privaledged household, and had the opportunity to travel in even higher privledged circles. Yet this did not at all alter her down to earth character. I really enjoy her pragmatic philosphy, and her approach to knitting.
The pictures of her art work, and of her life are facinating. The knitting diagrams of Elizabeth Zimmerman have at times left some detail to be desired, but her descriptions more than make up for it.