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A 'must have' for every dedicated and creative knitter.,
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This review is from: The Opinionated Knitter (Hardcover)
I ordered this book not knowing anything about Elizabeth Zimmermann and how she has revolutionised knitting in the US. I really wanted it for one of her patterns, the baby surprise jacket. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it not only tells of her life, an interesting one by all accounts, but has many of her original designs. Also, it gives the knitter a formula for calculating the number of stitches and size of needles that even I can understand and use to create jumpers in whatever yarn You choose. The book was quite pricey however it is a useful addition to my collection of knitting books of which many just give patterns. She talks you through the work in a friendly, chatty style that makes you think that your mother is right by your side giving advice. It may be an old book but it's still very usable and helpful today.