Happy 100th Birthday Elizabeth Zimmermann

Posted on Aug 08, 2010. 0 comments

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“A #6 aluminum needle has been known to furnish an excellent emergency shearpin for an outboard motor.” Elizabeth Zimmermann
Thank you EZ for your ingenuity, clever writing style, and pithy patterns, but most of all for opening up the possibilities of what knitting can be.
I wouldn’t be designing today if it weren’t for reading Knitting Without Tears so early in my knitting journey and knitting fearlessly through all crises including childbirth and graduate school.
Happy 100th Birthday, signed a Minion in EZ’s knitting army. I wouldn't be where I am creatively with my knitting, spinning, and designing without you.
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A simple triangle lace one skein shawl with a knit on edging.

Size US 5/3.75mm Knitting Needles, or size needed to get gauge.
Yarn 55 grams of Jade Sapphire’s Mongolian Cashmere 2-Ply 100% Cashmere, 400 yards/367 meters. Total Shawl Yardage: 342 yards/314 meters. Color: Winter Sky.

16 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches in Main Body Pattern Stitch.
Pattern Measurements 44.5 inches by 19.5 inches.
Notions Removable Stitch Marker, Darning Needle
Pattern Notes
This shawl is constructed of a main body with a knit-on lace edging. The body is constructed in a traditional triangle method using either the written or charted Pattern Repeat instructions. The knit-on edging begins with Edge Chart, working to the marked center stitch of the body. Short rows are used to shape the edging around the center point of the body. Written instructions are provided for the charts, so you may work from the charts or the written instructions. For more information on knitted lace triangle construction, see

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