Elizabeth Zimmermann's Garter Stitch Designs
Beautifully illustrated with color photos and Elizabeth's drawings and notes
This is simply the best collection of interesting, simple-to-knit, classic family knitting anywhere, and as such deserves a very warm place among our other books. For beginning knitters and master knitters alike, you and your family can knit happily together and emerge with beautiful, useful clothing that teaching something about construction and technique at each and every step. But mostly, this knitting is really fun and really engaging without being at all taxing – what could be more perfect to share with every member of the family?
Knit One Knit All is a love fest you can knit – and a beautifully scrumtious book to boot! Seeing all of Elizabeth’s garter stitch designs in one place, beautifully photographed and with patterns and asides so nicely described is just about as good as it gets for anyone interested in knitting, in clothing construction, or even just in the wearable nature of geometry.
It is also a fantastic tour through the mind of a remarkably creative knitter and the woman I consider to be the Godmother of Modern Knitting. Although I’ve read every one of Elizabeth’s books and even all her old newsletters from my subscription “way back when,” putting her garter stitch designs all in a single volume shines a light on Elizabeth’s creative process as it developed over the course of her life.
It also offers up an inexhaustable menu of things to knit and love. You’ll find 39 different garments – hats, mittens, gloves, socks, booties, slippers, baby things of all description, vests, sweaters and jackets. Each is wonderfully different from the rest, with innovative construction at every step. And each will set your fingers a-tingle with the urge to pick up your needles and knit!
Knit One Knit All is a treasure and on the must-have list for anyone who loves knitting.