Jim keeps me in EZ (Elizabeth Zimmerman) books. She is my knitting heroine. I used to be a slave to patterns but after reading a few of her articles and books I converted to believing in myself and my knitting abilities. I would not be designing patterns today without her influence on my fibery life.
EZ essentially says that any pattern is changeable, none are set in heavy felt and therefore a knitter need not feel like the pattern has the last say. This she calls 'unventing'.
I am now one of those knitters who finds a new pattern, exclaims over it, says wow all I have to do is follow this for a simple knit and then proceeds to change the stitch pattern, or the gauge or to short sleeves from long or none or from flat knitting to round or even to steeked. It's fun and liberating. Really, if you have never tried to do that give it a knit on something small and see what happens. It's not life threatening, so take a chance.
Back to the story--- For Christmas, Jim gifted me with Knit One Knit All, the latest EZ pattern book from SchoolHouse Press
from SchoolHouse Press