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Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac: The Commemorative Edition (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
 
 

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac: The Commemorative Edition (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Zimmermann
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One of America's most ingenious and creative knitters presents 23 patterns in this beloved classic of knitting lore. Elizabeth Zimmermann's bestselling guide includes Aran sweaters, mittens, socks, and patterns for other items that can be followed by intermediate to advanced knitters or adapted into original works.
This commemorative hardcover edition celebrates the centenary of Elizabeth Zimmermann's birth and the 50th anniversary of the founding of her company. Its new features include color photos of the finished patterns, many of them reknit using contemporary yarns, as well as a frontispiece by Andrew Wyeth, a preface by the author's daughter, an introduction by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, instructions for the February Lady Sweater, and other bonus items.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8246 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; The Commemorative Edition edition (8 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008TVLXFI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #196,717 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book! 7 Oct 2011
Format:Hardcover
I love my older paperback edition of this book (the original) because you can put it in your knitting bag and carry it anywhere. But I am also delighted to have this updated version (for what would have been Mrs. Zimmermann's 100 birthday) because of the full color pates, extra notes and the directions for the adult version of the Baby Sweater I've been making for years (upscaled by Mrs. Zimmermann's daughter).

If you can get a copy of this hardback be sure to do so, even if you have the older edition. This one will last long enough to pass down through several generations if cared for properly, long after the paperback has gone. The color photos provide more inspiration then the older black and whites and are done in more neutral colors than many knitting books published in the 1970's, so hopefully will not "date" as easily (sometimes it is hard to decide if you like a basic pattern when it is presented in shocking lime green and electric orange...).

I think this book (and all of EZ's books)rate five stars (even higher if I could do that).

Melodi
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true Almanac 28 Jan 2012
Format:Hardcover
This is the third edition of this book I have owned. The last two were borrowed and not returned.

I really don't mind though, as it shares the wisdom! If you are looking for a book of instructions then look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you are prepared to enter into almost a conversation whilst learning how to knit the items on the front cover, and a million and one other things as well, this is for you.
Erudite and informative, the patterns are accurate and inspiring. By the time you get to the end you will have the confidence to take on anything! AND it's in hardback, with aditional introductions and patterns, what more could a person ask?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A celebration 10 July 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought Elizabeth Zimmerman's book(Knitter's Almanac) in paperback some years ago, & was delighted to buy this hardback, somewhat expanded edition.The "expansions" are in some of the details : the phographs are clearer, the items have been re-knitted in modern yarns and the whole book is a pleasure to handle .None of its gentle, humane character has been lost : her comments remain pithy and encouraging,and, even if I don't use any of the patterns ,I'll come back often to this book for the sheer
pleasure of re-acquainting myself with the personality behind the book.
This book would also make a lovely present for knitters & non-knitters alike.
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