Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Welcome to Zimmermania! This knitalong is for anyone who's curious about attempting an Elizabeth Zimmermann design for the first time, and also for longtime devotees who'd like to revisit a favorite pattern or try one they haven't before. It was born of Jess and Sarah's mutual desire to knit Fishtrap cardigans for our gentleman companions. We've created this space so you can share your progress, seek feedback, ask questions, and generally celebrate the challenges and triumphs of knitting EZ's way. So introduce yourself and tell us what you're going to be working on, and feel free to show us pictures of EZ projects you've completed in the past for motivation! Want to be added to the knitalong? Send an e-mail to sarah@bluegarter.org and you'll receive an invitation to join.


  • Just sent you an email and thought I'd try this way too incase for some reason you aren't getting my mail. Please sign me up.

    By Blogger Beth, at 7:02 AM  

  • I am knitting the New Zealand Sweater from the Spin Out #2 Anyone else on this list knit that one?

    By Anonymous Jane, at 10:17 AM  

  • Please sign me up! Thanks!

    By Anonymous Lauren, at 7:41 PM  

  • Please sign me up

    By Blogger Angie, at 2:35 PM  

  • Please sign me up! Thanks!

    By Blogger Krista McCurdy, at 1:52 PM  

  • hi my name is Nasheikah of www.blackpurls.typepad.com
    I am intrested in joining and hope it's not too late.
    I will knit the seamless sweater for my self.

    Please include me
    thank you soo much


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:32 AM  

  • Hi, I also sent you an email a few days ago, and thought to try leaving a request here too :) Please sign me up!

    By Blogger Violiknit, at 12:28 PM  

  • Hello! What a great idea! If I'm not too late, I would love to join.

    By Blogger Lavender, at 8:11 PM  

  • What a wonderful idea you had! I recently started making some of EZs patterns again. I made a lot of basic seamless sweaters for my kids when they were little. Now I have been trying out some of the other patterns. I am working on my 4th BSJ and want to cast on a second Pelerine, this one in lace.
    Please add me to you knitalong!


    By Blogger Denise, at 9:07 PM  

  • Please sign me up, too! I am a digital immigrant, but I have been a Zimmermaniac since about 1972. I can't seem to find your email addy, so please post a "how to" for the digitally challenged among us!

    Until then, I lurk and envy!

    Many thanks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:00 AM  

  • I've emailed you too - haven't heard from you yet, so I'm posting a comment just in case. You're probably just busy, sorry for bugging you if that is the case. I just caught the mania! My e-mail is pip at the domain below. Thanks :)

    By Anonymous Anja, at 6:05 AM  

  • Sign me up please!

    By Anonymous Mary-Lou, at 6:50 AM  

  • oops! (obviously got too excited)sorry, the e-mail address is mlq AT tesco DOT net

    By Anonymous Mary-Lou, at 6:53 AM  

  • Sign me up!
    I choose the EZ seamless saddle shoulder as my first sweater project. After two false starts (one involving a beautiful mobius strip-I'm used to socks so damn those 188 stitches, and another involving not lining up stitches properly when joining the hem...) I'm now off and running. I'm using Classic Elite Skye Tweed, knitting at 4 3/4 st/inch on #7 Addi circulars. We'll see if I can maintain that gauge.
    I crochet cast on with 100% of stitches on size #5's.
    I love learning the proportions and the HOW's of why something is made a certain way...

    By Anonymous Corbett, at 12:15 PM  

  • I've emailed many times and never gotten a response. click my name to get my email.

    By Anonymous Liz, at 9:18 AM  

  • err... that didn't work:


    By Anonymous Liz, at 9:19 AM  

  • This is the group for me ! ! !

    I have been a fan of EZ since forever and keep watching the Knitting Glossary and Knitting Workshops over and again just to see EZ and Meg. When I can't sleep and don't want to knit, I reread her books again and again, too.

    I know I am among the zillions of fans of her for lots of reasons. And I am quoted on page 62 of the Opinionated Knitter and my comments after Elizabeth died are online here: http://www.maggiesrags.com/eztribute.html.

    I have knit a number of EZ sweaters -- no seams needed. And they always fit their intended. I want to start the Adult Surprise Jacket for myself. But it has to wait until I finish a raglan cardi for my secretary.


    By Anonymous Maura, at 2:27 PM  

  • This is the group for me ! ! !

    I have been a fan of EZ since forever and keep watching the Knitting Glossary and Knitting Workshops over and again just to see EZ and Meg. When I can't sleep and don't want to knit, I reread her books again and again, too.

    I know I am among the zillions of fans of her for lots of reasons. And I am quoted on page 62 of the Opinionated Knitter and my comments after Elizabeth died are online here: http://www.maggiesrags.com/eztribute.html.

    I have knit a number of EZ sweaters -- no seams needed. And they always fit their intended. I want to start the Adult Surprise Jacket for myself. But it has to wait until I finish a raglan cardi for my secretary.


    By Anonymous Maura, at 2:28 PM  

  • Hi! I would love to join!

    I will be knitting the 'Pie Are Square Shawl'.

    I practiced the pattern last night and will be buying some Shetland Jumper wool this week.

    I have not decided on the color yet...but I am delighted that the pattern was much easier than I first thought it would be :o)

    This will be my first Zimmermann...
    and my first shawl!

    thank you for signing me up!
    I would be proud to place a button on my blog.

    Donna Boucher

    Wisconsin knitter/blogger

    By Blogger Donna Boucher, at 11:20 AM  

  • Hi....would love to sign up! I am knitting the fair isle for my daughter. Thanks!

    By Anonymous Leslie, at 2:04 PM  

  • I'd love to join! My blog is in Norwegian and not a knitting blog, but I could set one up. I've been a fan of EZ for a long time and have already knitted several of her designs - lately two Ganomy hats inspired by this site!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:00 AM  

  • Hi Jess and Sarah,

    I just got my copy of "The Opinionated Knitter" in the mail today. Wow. I am overwhelmed!! I want to knit every design. But first, I want to start with the Fishtrap sweater. Is this pattern printed anywhere else besides as the "pithy directions" in "Knitter's Almanac" ??? Do you have any suggestions about starting this sweater? I could use all the help you can provide if you have already knit this sweater.

    Kim Dravenstott in Ohio

    By Blogger Kim Dravenstott, at 3:46 PM  

  • I would love to join the Zimmermania KAL. The Seamless Hybrid is what brought me EZ. So I am off to gather a few for my library tomorrow. How do you get the button on your blog once I am invited in?

    By Anonymous gone knitting, at 9:52 PM  

  • I am Rose whom Sarah's tutorial is for. I'd love to join Zimmermania. I have recently purchased Knitting without Tears and am waiting for the arrival of the Almanac. There seems to be a wealth of knowledge here that I'd love to tap into and eventually maybe I'll be about to share tips as well.

    By Blogger Rose, at 1:35 PM  

  • Wow, more like minded Zimmermann loving knitters!
    I sent you an e-mail, but wanted to ping you here to, just to be sure.
    Alien_sunset at yahoo.com

    By Blogger Abigail, at 9:45 AM  

  • I would love to join in the fun! I have several Zimmerman projects that I would love to get started.

    By Blogger Sparkly, at 8:52 AM  

  • I a budding EZ fan - a particular sweater here caught my eye and now I'm in the middle of reading KWOT and loving it.
    I learned how to knit when I was 6 and then re-learned my sophomore year in college.

    By Anonymous Hannah, at 7:30 PM  

  • Oh, and please sign me up :)

    By Anonymous Hannah, at 7:30 PM  

  • I'd like to join Zimmermania.

    By Blogger Angie, at 4:59 AM  

  • Please sign me up.

    By Blogger Beverly, at 10:24 PM  

  • I want to join Zimmermania! I am gathering wool for a yoked pattern to be knit from Knitting Without Tears using the percentage system. This will be my first time following an EZ pattern and my first time doing stranded colorwork.

    Also I suspect that there is a Bog Jacket in my future.

    By Blogger Susan, at 7:09 PM  

  • I would love to join Zimmermania. So please sign me up! My e-mail address is Sweetr82@hotmail.com Thank you so much and thank you for creating such a wonderful site!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:58 PM  

  • Would love to join in with the group! I am dating myself by telling you that I have enjoyed Elizabeth since first seeing her in the Knitting Workshop many years ago.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:01 PM  

  • Please sign me up ! i'd like to join, thanks.


    My knitting blog : http://arianrhod.canalblog.com

    My mail : schani@tiscali.fr

    By Blogger Dominique, at 12:28 AM  

  • I would like to join too. I just finished my first EZ pattern.

    By Anonymous Maia, at 8:37 AM  

  • It occurs to me that you may need an email address. (Duh!)
    miss_maia @ hotmail . com

    By Anonymous Maia, at 9:36 AM  

  • Sign me up. I'm ready to start a seamless sweater from 'Knitting Without Tears'

    By Blogger Teresa, at 7:08 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I just finished reading Knitting Around and am in the process of knitting my first Pi shawl.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:34 PM  

  • Please let me join your group. Yesterday I went to the exhibit at the University of Wisconsin honoring Elizabeth Zimmermann,and it was so inspiring. (Anyone near Madison WI should stop and see the show at the Design Gallery, Human Ecology building, through December 17--it's free.) My first project will be the Baby Surprise sweater.

    By Blogger Judith, at 1:12 PM  

  • Please sign me up ! i'd like to join, thanks.


    My knitting blog : http://arianrhod.canalblog.com

    My mail : schani@tiscali.fr

    By Blogger Dominique, at 12:15 AM  

  • I'd love to join, since I've been reading along for a month now! I recently finished several EZ projects I'd love to share!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:05 AM  

  • can you sign me up too? I tried sending you an email, but it bounced back. my email is susan_chang_@hotmail.com

    thanks! :)

    By Blogger insaknitty, at 10:34 AM  

  • I've been lurking and feeling at home here. Please sign me up.

    By Anonymous Sandy, at 12:05 PM  

  • Hello, I've been lurking for a while finishing up another project. I would love to knit the Pi Are Square Shawl and the Seamless Yoke Sweater. Can I join?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:44 PM  

  • I don't know if it's too late (or if this is the way to get on board the train) but I'd like to join!



    By Blogger jennie, at 6:51 PM  

  • Add me to the list please.

    By Blogger Nettie, at 5:43 AM  

  • please sign me up!

    By Blogger jenknits, at 6:13 PM  

  • Please sign me up!

    By Blogger Terri, at 4:31 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I am making the Woodsman's Socks. Thanks! Courtney

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:53 PM  

  • Please sign me up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:39 AM  

  • Thank you for starting this blog! Signe me on up!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:10 AM  

  • Great blog! I have most EZ books and have been reading her knitting philosophy but have felt timid about jumping into one of her designs. This is the ticket to get me motivated and help me feel like I'm going it alone. Thanks and sign me up please.

    By Anonymous Jami, at 12:45 PM  

  • I am so glad I found this KAL. I love EZ and plan on making her design theories a central part of my knitting. So far, I have made 2 baby sweaters and a sweater for my son from her knit from the neck down instructions.
    Please sign me up.

    By Blogger Brenda, at 1:47 PM  

  • If it weren't for Elizabeth and Meg, I wouldn't be designing and knitting today. Thanks for the support and encouragement!

    By Blogger Charlene, at 1:05 PM  

  • Thought you might want to include this link to the EZ exhibit somewhere on the home page: http://www.newschoolknittingexhibition.org/default.asp

    By Anonymous Barbara, at 12:25 PM  

  • I'd like to join this KAL too! Thanks

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:53 AM  

  • I'd love to join this group! I've been a lover of EZ's patterns since university, when I had a great roommate who introduced me to her patterns. My latest project is designing/making a preemie version of the Tomten jacket. I designed a preemie version of the baby surprise jacket that is in the files of the baby suprise group.

    my blog: knitting in the fast lane

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:15 PM  

  • Hello,

    Could not find a place to sign up. So thought I would leave it here.

    My email address is makana53@gmail.com

    I have made the Circle Shawl. It is incredibly fast. I want to try one of the sweaters.

    I have the Knitters' Almanac and Knitting without Tears.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:19 PM  

  • I would like to make sure I'm listed as a member. I don't seem to be able to "post" anything! Thanks for any assistance.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:30 AM  

  • Wow! an EZ site. I have been collecting Woolgathering since the beginning. I shall enjoy knitting along with fellow devotees.

    By Anonymous Judith - in Ontario, at 10:55 AM  

  • Hello ! I have only just discovered your blog and really love it. I have never knitted any of EZ's patterns, simply because I had never heard of her until last year. I live in Belgium and she is unknown over here.
    However, I have fallen in love with the rib warmer and would like to know in which EZ's book I can find the pattern ?
    Thanks for your help !


    By Anonymous Nadine Marteleur, Brussels, Belgium, at 4:22 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I was before, but can't find my sign in info and I'm now finally actually knitting my 1st EZ pattern!

    By Blogger KnuttyKnitter, at 7:21 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I am currently swatching for the Aryan Sweater in the Knitter's Almanac. I will be working through the Almanac throughout 2007.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:29 AM  

  • Please sign me up, too! thomases2000@yahoo.com Thanks!

    By Blogger Rosemary, at 1:23 PM  

  • Please sign me up too! I'm trying to figure out how much yarn to buy for a saddle shoulder sweater for a 42" chest - worsted weight. Help, anyone? Thanks -

    By Blogger annie, at 5:40 AM  

  • Hi all I'm Jerry, a somewhat new knitter. 13 months or so and love the fun of creating an object from fiber. I've read one book and ordered more to fill my head with the techniques of the master knitter. Most of my knitting is for my wife, teen kids and gifts like Secret Pal. Finishing up a top from Big girl knits and have lots of stash to burn through.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:36 AM  

  • I have channeled EZ many a time without even knowing it. I am working my way through her books 1 or even 2 at a time. I want to me a zimmermaniac. Please Sign me up (ELesse@saic.edu)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:18 PM  

  • I'm hoping to join up, as well... even though it's late in the game. I have a few friends who are expecting and I intend to knit at least one baby surprise jacket and one baby sweater from the knitter's almanac. I'd love advice and chatter! Thanks.


    By Blogger sweetarts3, at 10:13 AM  

  • Hi, I'm Georgi and I'd like to join too. Email is gmd2kid at msn.com

    I've been following EZ since the early 1980's when I picked up KWOT.

    I just finished a two needle baby sweater (sleeves in round on dpns) and have started leggings to go with it.

    By Anonymous Georgi, at 11:22 PM  

  • I am hoping to join...want to try an EZ kid's sweater- any ideas for my first one?

    By Blogger kate, at 8:01 AM  

  • Please sign me up.

    Carol M
    email is CPMigda@aol.com

    By Anonymous Carol, at 5:53 AM  

  • Hi --
    I plan to knit the 37" around tomten jacket (for me!); it's my first EZ project, and I'm super psyched though I plan to ask for help! ninaqeichacker at gmail dot com!

    By Blogger Nina, at 7:58 AM  

  • I started knitting in '05 and EZ is my favorite. Can I be part of Zimmermaniacs? I hope you can add me through my blogger account.

    By Blogger Molly, at 4:44 PM  

  • looking forward to joining this great group!

    By Blogger knitknutz, at 7:02 PM  

  • I just sent an email to join your group. I am a very novice knitter who just purchased my FIRST EX book, Knitting workshop, after stumbling across the Baby Surprise Jacket on line. I am itching to start one (need to finish my current project first. I hope to then make the adult jacket.

    I recently ordered the Adult pattern from Schoolhouse.

    I did alot of knotting when my children were small, put my needles away and after a 20+ year absence have picked them up again. I need to hone my skills for those "someday" grandchildren :-).


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:02 AM  

  • I'm planning on doing a Round the Bend of Meg's and am wondering if anyone else has done it and has advice or comments befor I get started. I'm planning on using Himalaya Silk/Wool.

    By Blogger nitnej, at 11:22 AM  

  • Sarah...I love this site; thank you for creating it!!

    By Blogger Rose, at 3:20 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I am finishing up a cardigan inspired by EZ's percentage system (you must promise not to laugh when you see the pictures, it was a learning experience) and a pair of mitred mittens made from my own handspun.

    By Anonymous Jo, at 5:37 AM  

  • Have the Surprise Sweater Patterns,seems VERY complicated.
    Would like to join.

    By Anonymous Pat Hammond, at 7:22 PM  

  • what is the best way to post to the current months page? I'm having problems with my password and must go out to the Google Website to log on here.

    By Blogger nitnej, at 1:38 PM  

  • I'd love to join in. I'm currently working on my first EZ pattern--a baby surprise jacket

    By Blogger Donna, at 6:20 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I just finished mitred mittens and a cardigan based on EPS. Am currently working on my first BSJ and will probably crank out a few pairs of Norwegian mittens in the near future.

    By Anonymous Jo, at 7:31 AM  

  • I am a fairly accomplished knitter, but I am at an impasse with the adult version of E.Z.'s surprise jacket. I have come to the part where I am to assemble the parts, but I cannot get it to "sweater". If anyone has made this garment, I would appreciate advice about how to do the final steps.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:38 AM  

  • Please sign me up if it's not too late. I have been knitting with EZ as my mentor since the early 1970s when I was a teen. Granny taight me to knit as a small child but EZ opened the universe.

    dezcrawford AT homtmail DOT com


    By Blogger Dez Crawford, at 10:34 AM  

  • Hi - I just finished three Rib Warmers from EZ. On Yarn Harlot's blog this week, she mentioned that so many people did not know who EZ was and how sad is that. You can reach me through my blog. I want to sign up too!

    By Blogger Peg, at 10:12 AM  

  • Hi! I am an EZ freak, but just frogged an Aran sweater I had knit up to the underarms because I discovered the blackberry/bobbles were sitting in anatomically embarrassing places....I'll post when I fix it! So glad to have found you!

    By Blogger Luisa Perkins, at 1:51 PM  

  • Hi! I'm crazy about EZ's work! I'm working on my first seamless yoke sweater for myself. See progress on my blog!

    By Blogger the_crocheter, at 2:27 PM  

  • Hello, I hope this is the right way to ask if I can join Zimmermania. My first intro to EZ was the book KWOT from the library ... wow! That was about a year ago and I just recently acquired TKA, KW, and KA. I can't decide what project to knit first since they all look so wonderful.


    By Blogger Erin, at 5:28 AM  

  • I see someone is knitting an Aryan sweater.

    Is that a white Tomten with a very long pointy hood?

    Somehow, I don't think EZ would be pleased.

    Anyway, I'm doing a bog sweater with waist and shoulder shaping. And I need guidance!

    By Blogger ScotSkipper, at 1:32 PM  

  • Hi
    I would really like to join in.. I do have a comment - would it be possible to have a device on this blog that could automatically sort together all the entries on lets say The Bog together ? So when we would be looking for advices, or see what other did, we could easily sort them through ?
    Txs SamLaTricoteuse

    By Blogger Sam La Tricoteuse, at 1:39 PM  

  • I tried to join once before, but seem to have lost my password. I have a question about crochet vs. machine stitched steeking. Hope to hear from you soon. Teriffic website.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:15 AM  

  • I tried to join once before, but seem to have lost my password. I have a question about crochet vs. machine stitched steeking. Hope to hear from you soon. Teriffic website.

    By Anonymous christina, at 10:41 AM  

  • A late comer here, but I'd love to join if it's still open. I'm awaiting "The Opinionated Knitter" and " Knitting Workshop" to complete my collection:)

    By Blogger Carol, at 3:05 PM  

  • Please sign me up. I'm working on a bottom-up sweater - have knit the body to the armholes and have 3 inches more to do on the sleeves. Am looking forward to doing the yoke.

    By Anonymous Janet, at 2:50 AM  

  • Please sign me up... i will be starting teh seamless raglan sweater...


    By Anonymous Marisol Cuevas, at 6:51 AM  

  • I would loved to join. Please sign me up!!! My email address is crescentknitter@yahoo.com and my blog is www.crescentknitter.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Khadijha Caitlin, at 8:36 AM  

  • Looking forward to being a part of this community. I'm a long time EZ fan and have most of her books.


    By Blogger Anami Love, at 12:13 PM  

  • I'm late to join it, but if I still can, could I? Email: arachnera@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Arachnera, at 2:01 PM  

  • Do you still have room for new joiners? If so, please add me. I'm a recent EZ fan. I saw the BSJ on various blogs, ordered the pattern and have now completed two!
    I can be found on http://www.teeweewonders.blogspot.com.

    By Anonymous teeweewonders, at 12:42 PM  

  • I bought Margaret Radclitte's book, "The Knitting Answer Book" and I can not seem to figure out the long tail cast on. I do knit or cast on but I don't understand her method and I just wanted to reach her to see if she could help me understand how to do that.

    By Anonymous rladygail, at 5:03 PM  

  • I would like to join, too! After hearing about the Baby Surprise Jacket here and there, I bought the Knitter's Almanac that was referenced, but I can't find the BSJ in there to save my soul. Or is it just that I can't understand EZ-speak yet?

    By Blogger Michelle at Boulderneigh, at 10:01 PM  

  • can you sign me up as well?

    By Blogger Kristen, at 7:20 PM  

  • I'd like to sign up, please!

    By Blogger Noel, at 4:34 PM  

  • Hi this is the 2nd time I've commented. Now I'm going to beg! Please Please sign me up!!!!! Its becoming like a fixation to me to be a member. (I'm on one knee) Please email me at crescentknitter@yahoo.com my personal blog is www.crescentknitter.blogspot.com
    I will be a faithful and good member - Caitlin

    By Blogger Khadijha Caitlin, at 6:25 AM  

  • After watching this blog for a long time, I received my first two Zimmerman books in the mail the other day...Knitting without Tears and Knitters Almanac. I am already addicted. I would love to be a member of this list. I already have so many EZ projects that I would like to do lined up! My email is laurynrb03@hotmail.com and my personal blog is www.sheepwool.blogspot.com. Thank you so much.

    By Blogger laurcgb, at 5:27 PM  

  • Where do I sign up?? I have there Zimmerman books and plan on starting a BJS next week. I would love to be part of this group.



    By Blogger Kathy, at 12:44 AM  

  • I just finished a Baby Jacket and leggings from the "Knitter's Almanac" - I just love the Gull pattern for the jacket.

    Please sign me up!

    Humbledaisy1 at hotmail dot com.

    By Blogger Ellen, at 2:03 PM  

  • Hello - I've just sent you an e-mail for signing up... Your projects are amazing! Kind regards, Katarina (hakarita@postmail.ch)

    By Anonymous Katarina, at 12:34 PM  

  • Hi I have been knitting EZ's designs for a few years now - please sign me up?? I have all her books - I live in Brisbane, Australia.

    Ihave made a gazillion Baby Suprirse Jackets, just made my first Tomten and am currently making the Bay Gullwing Sweater.

    By Blogger Yvette, at 3:02 AM  

  • I sent an email, but thought I'd join in the comments section as well....Yes,I'd love to join this group! I see some familiar faces already here (HI Yvette!) and have my adventure of my first BSJ on my blog..happy knitting!

    By Blogger Cathy, at 3:22 PM  

  • Hi!

    I have been checking out the blog for inspiration!

    I have made one BSJ and really plan to start a February sweater next!

    By Blogger Holly Bee, at 5:49 AM  

  • I want to sign up too! I have finished my first BSJ. I want to try a tomten, but I can't find anything in Knitters workshop that tells how much yarn. I want to do one is cotton for my 18 mo. old nephew. Any suggestions?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:28 AM  

  • I want to add your button to my blog and can't do it. I have a Firefox. I copy and paste the button to Html/JavaScript new page element and instead of the button, a link is showing. (see on the top of the left column). Am I doing something wrong?

    By Blogger the_crocheter, at 10:33 AM  

  • Since about the only thing I can knit so far are EZ sweaters (I really have trouble reading patterns at times and her's make my life so easy - even I can figure out a gauge). This is the place for me.

    Please, sign me up.

    By Blogger edie, at 3:43 PM  

  • Hi,
    I am Pani Thuly from http://intheknitoftime.blogspot.com/
    I already sent you an email a few days back but haven't yet got a response, so I thought I'll try this way too. Please sign me up.
    Thanks and happy knitting!

    By Blogger Pani Thuly, at 9:22 PM  

  • Please allow me to join! I have all of Mrs. Zimmerman's books and have already made several of her items. With baby Granddaughter Iree Piper coming along in about four weeks, I have several baby sweaters on the needles. Two are the little bog sweater and the BSJ. Also the Baby Einstein, all are adorable! Please let me know when I am (if I am) accepted and will post photos as completed. Thanks, Cheryl

    By Anonymous Cheryl Petersen, at 8:22 PM  

  • I guess I should have left my email address to be signed up... Sorry... It is: grammap3@msn.com Thanx again, Cheryl

    By Anonymous Cheryl Petersen, at 8:27 PM  

  • please sign me up, too! i am starting to work on the pie are square shawl.thanks.


    By Anonymous brenda, at 9:12 AM  

  • I'm getting ready to do the Surprise Jacket as a gift. Add me in, too.

    By Anonymous Lenore, at 10:08 AM  

  • Please sign me up

    I tried before but have heard nothing yet!



    (Blog Grandma's Knitting Place blogspot.com)

    By Blogger Yvette, at 12:53 AM  

  • Please sign me up for Zimmermania.
    As the original owner of Foxyknits (Koigu for Koigu fanatics) I have knitted dozens of Baby Surprise jackets, in Koigu and in other yarns. Just finished a couple in Bendigo cotton/lycra (lovely) I also teach people to knit this jacket. I love to do an i-cord bind-off, and now I've seen the one with ruffled edge I plan to do that on my next one. Also I like to do an occasional YO K2tog row which makes a very simple and attractive eyelet pattern (esp good for beginning knitters who haven't learned to purl yet)

    Thanks for the inspiration and the blog


    By Blogger Daisy, at 6:55 PM  

  • Please sign me up!

    By Blogger carla, at 11:31 AM  

  • Please sign me up!

    By Blogger only the dog farts here, at 10:38 AM  

  • Would love to join, I just purchased several EZ patterns. Ready to tackle them. Anita, althemer@aol.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:25 PM  

  • Pick me! Pick me! I would love to join your group- as I am finishing my 4th BSJ and just going to begin a Rib Tickler in the next few weeks.

    By Anonymous BonBon, at 10:31 AM  

  • Hi,

    I am knitting the Pi Shawl with three lace patterns out of black Skacel merino lace yarn. It may come out smaller than I want, since the yarn is so fine. If so, I'll just keep knitting, make a wide border, or find use for a small shawl.

    By Anonymous Linda A., at 1:28 PM  

  • Hello,

    Thank you for starting this blog. Am doing the BSJ and can't understand the part where you knit only the middle 90 stitches. How do you pick up the 10 and do another 26? The row is longer than that. I am clearly not understanding some part of the directions.


    By Blogger Metaphor, at 2:12 PM  

  • Please sign me up!!! Thanks!

    By Blogger Monacular, at 8:34 PM  

  • sign me up. I'm a male knitter. I'm going to knitting camp this year. I'm a very zimmerman-inspired knitter, and I've been reading the blog for a long time.

    By Blogger tycho, at 12:09 PM  

  • I sent an e-mail and wanted to cover all my bases here, too.
    sign me up!

    By Blogger Sara, at 8:19 PM  

  • I sent an email and want to post here as well.


    By Blogger Adrienne, at 10:14 AM  

  • Hi Sara: I just joined, but for some reason I can't post. What am I doing wrong.

    By Blogger Carole, at 12:10 PM  

  • I am working on my first tomtem jacket. i'm using lovely malabrigo and it's looking good! i will have photos on my flickr soon. great to have found this group!

    By Blogger ana, at 3:54 PM  

  • I'm Jenni. I found the list to this blog at the yahoo group for the knitter's almanac. Please sign me up!

    By Blogger Jenni, at 5:19 PM  

  • Please sign me up; my first EZ book is on its way to me. My email address is jredden@comcast.net

    By Blogger jred, at 7:51 PM  

  • Please sign me up! I recently finished the Baby Surprise Jacket (last month) and it turned out wonderful.

    Many thanks.

    Ceme Knits

    By Blogger Ceme Knits, at 10:02 AM  

  • Would love to be a part of Zimmermania. I just finished my second baby surprise sweater. I have several of her books and love her way.

    By Blogger Rosie, at 5:11 AM  

  • I'd like to join -- markette at mac dot com.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:32 PM  

  • Please sign me up! Thanks!

    By Blogger Margaret, at 9:25 PM  

  • please sign me up I've made 2 rib warmers in the last month & want to make a BSJ too

    By Blogger Stiks, at 12:03 PM  

  • I'd love to join in! Just cast on the BSJ and have already done the baby longies in her Treasury book. Loving EZ!

    By Anonymous Victoriag, at 6:22 AM  

  • I would love to join Zimmermania. I just finished my first adult EPS yolk sweater. I am working on BSJ, and I generally have something "EZ" going at any given time.

    By Blogger MollyKnits, at 10:18 AM  

  • I've been a EZ fan ever since I started my first vest. The seemingly complicated outsomes are relatively easy once you toss out all your preconceived concepts of how something 'should' be knit.

    Sign me up


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:08 AM  

  • Beginning knitter (less than a year) and already an EZ fan. I'm on my 3rd BSJ and first Tomten.

    By Blogger Chris, at 12:07 PM  

  • I would love to join the EZ blog. Please I would like to sign up.


    By Blogger Veronika, at 10:46 AM  

  • Please count me in.

    By Blogger Vivien, at 4:31 PM  

  • Please pretty please sign me up. I am just waiting for two Zimmermann books, because I want knit those lovely jackets for my two new grandchildren. I am so smitten! Very best wishes

    By Blogger rabbitIng, at 2:59 AM  

  • Please sign me up. wmdress@sbcglobal.net Thanks, I'm so hooked on EZ. I'm brand new to knitting and I had a friend drape a gos mer lighter then air Pi R Sq shawl around my shoulders. She told me about EZ so I bought all of her books at 50% off on www.knitpicks.com and I LOVE her and her technics of teaching without patterns. I am a very visual learner so this is right up my alley. After reading the digressions I so wanted to met her and cried when I found she died already. More then you needed to know. www.wendysmodestdress.com if I can begin to do with knitting what I have learned to do with crocheting I will be a very happy and contented person. Thanks, Wendy

    By Anonymous Wendy, at 4:58 PM  

  • Please sign me up. Romie

    By Blogger Romie, at 2:23 PM  

  • Hi, I'm a big EZ fan so please add me. I'll be making ganomies and ribwarmers 4 charity...

    By Blogger Drusilla, at 9:55 PM  

  • Hi this is the 3rd time I'm asking can you please sign me up!!!!!!

    By Blogger Khadijha Caitlin, at 4:13 PM  

  • May I PLEASE join?? I love Elizabeth, and the Baby Surprise Jacket is my quest right now!! Please let me know how to sign up! THanks.


    By Blogger ellen, at 12:40 PM  

  • Hi!, just found this site. Totally cool! Please add me to the knit-along! thanks

    By Blogger The Knitting Apprentice, at 1:35 PM  

  • I am starting the BS sweater.
    Knit On.
    Please sign me up.
    Thank You

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:04 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I am a HUGE EZ fan. I will be making the tomten jacket.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:02 PM  

  • Please sign me up! I am new to this pattern and will be trying one soon.

    By Blogger Deb, at 4:00 AM  

  • Wonderful idea! I have knit 2 BSJ's and plan more!

    By Blogger Peg-woolinmysoup, at 7:50 PM  

  • Hi, I'm in Manchester in the UK and have just ordered the pattern for the BSJ from Schoolhouse Press. I'm hoping to get it in the next week or two and have a go at it. It looks great in the pictures I've googled of it. Only problem is I've no grandchildren yet, but my daughter gets married in Sept 08 so I'm starting a babywear collection for her, just in case. She'll shoot me if she finds out! Please sign me up to Zimmermania! Thanks.

    By Anonymous Chris, at 12:28 PM  

  • I just completed the Adult Surprise Jacket. Love it. It only took me a week and one half to finish it. Only 2 seams. YIPPEE. It is a bit difficult for the first timer! Can't wait to do another. killerbbb MTZ, Ca

    By Blogger killerbbb, at 11:07 AM  

  • I really enjoy visiting this interesting website. It is inspiring to see everyone's wonderful work under the influence of the incomparable EZ.

    However, I have run into many, many problems - incomplete page loading, failure to load comments, broken links, 404 errors, timeouts, failed comment posting - things I don't run into with such regularity anywhere else. It's very frustrating, and sometimes I just give up and go away! I wonder if these are host or server problems? I would love to have these problems solved so I can keep visiting in the future.

    Thanks for a very engaging website. Knit on!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:50 AM  

  • Please sign me up! Thanks!

    By Blogger Funessa, at 7:52 PM  

  • I thought I was signed up once, but maybe I wasn't. Please sign me up. Thanks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:41 PM  

  • Please sign me up! I have just gotten the baby suplice sweater pattern and am going to try it for a new niece/nephew(we don't know yet) who's due in March!

    By Anonymous joniTX21, at 6:47 PM  

  • Please do sign me up!
    After completing a batch of charity projects and sorting out how to enter the knitting web with a blog, I've finally fulfilled my wish to start some EZ knitting. With my new copy of The Opinionated Knitter and a couple of skeins of Blue Moon yarns, I'm about halfway through my first Baby Surprise Jacket. The group's posts have long inspired me, and I look forward to sharing my own work with you all.

    By Anonymous Leslie, at 11:56 AM  

  • sign me up!!! I just finished a LOVELY Pi Shawl with the concentric circles and gull wing lace pattern that I would love to show off.. I am also working on the fair isle yoke sweater for myself..

    By Blogger sweetspinnings, at 3:34 PM  

  • Please sign me up! I have a couple of EZ projects to post and another in progress. Thanks!

    By Blogger DrLeonesse, at 6:58 AM  

  • I'd love to sign up for this blog. I need help!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:05 AM  

  • I am digitally challenged and don't want to be anonymous. How do I sign up and get help? arachne47@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Lisa, at 10:10 AM  

  • Can I join in too? I am in love with EZ's humor and genius, and I need some hand-holding to get through some of her things, I'm sure! I've done the BSJ--I LOVED doing it, and am starting another right now! I'd love to be a part of this group!
    Thanks, Trudy

    By Anonymous Trudy, at 6:46 AM  

  • Hello My email asking to be put on the list came back as undeliverable - so - if this works to sign up - please do so for me. Thanks.

    By Blogger Karen, at 6:57 AM  

  • Someone sign me up...I'm a die-hard EZ fan and have been for some time now. I just completed her Hand to Hand Pullover and I'm currently working on my second BSJ. You can check me out here: earthtonesgirl.wordpress.com

    By Anonymous Denise, at 7:16 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I just recently purchased some EZ patterns from www.schoolhousepress.com and am looking forward to making the BSJ.

    By Blogger Deb, at 6:05 PM  

  • please sign me up. I would tobe part of this community. Another thing how do i go about signing up.

    By Blogger yvonne, at 9:03 AM  

  • Please sign me up. Thanks so much. I'll probably lurk for a bit, but I'm excited to be here.


    By Blogger grngrl, at 3:42 PM  

  • Please sign me up....I may lurk for a bit but I'm excited about being here.


    By Blogger grngrl, at 3:43 PM  

  • Would love to join the group. I'm studying the baby bog pattern in the knitting around book. Hoping to get some help with it. Rosie

    By Blogger Rosie, at 12:30 PM  

  • Please sign me up. Thanks.

    By Blogger moonspot, at 8:53 AM  

  • Please sign me up.

    Trying out the baby surprise jacket.

    By Blogger vywhite634, at 9:50 PM  

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    By Blogger Katya, at 2:20 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I am truly addicted to knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's patterns.

    By Blogger kasey, at 1:27 PM  

  • Just in case and to be on the safe side. My first project is the February Baby Sweater (my second attempt). I could really use some help on the sleeves (such as how to start them, cause I've never done sleeves before). Thanks so much and I look forward to knitting along.

    mjmalik @ uga.edu

    By Blogger Iota, at 1:48 PM  

  • I'm about to knit my first BSJ and need to do it fast--deadline (birthline?) approaches, and I don't think I'm deft enough to knit and breastfeed at the same time.

    Please sign me up:


    By Anonymous Alexandra, at 6:02 AM  

  • I'm delighted to join - my first project is the Aran cardigan from Knitters Almanac.


    By Blogger Heather, at 4:37 PM  

  • I'm a zimmermaniac! sign me up for the love --

    right now I'm working on a simple-as-can-be white seamless sweater, and considering racing red sleeves.

    By Anonymous christine, at 9:13 AM  

  • Oooh, I'd love to join. I'm a member of the Z group at Ravelry but it's not as lively as this site, post-wise.

    By Blogger Northwoods Baby, at 4:47 PM  

  • Please sign me up, too.

    Thanks. ehart AT colgate DOT edu


    By Anonymous Evelyn, at 1:27 PM  

  • Just finished my first BSJ, which was also my first EZ project. Now I understand.

    By Anonymous Eric with a "C", at 7:54 PM  

  • Check out the BSJ photos: http://ericwithac.blogspot.com/.

    By Anonymous Eric with a "C", at 7:57 PM  

  • Hello, I would like to sign up. I have discovered Elisabeth Zimmermann through this blog and have fallen in love! I have knitted a tomten and several hats, and other things are on the needles... :-)

    By Blogger gis, at 5:35 AM  

  • Hi sign me up i discovered Elisabeth Zimmermann in the mid 80's when a yarn shop owner found out i had been using the same pattern for a sweater sized 9 months to 9 x. she sold me the almanac and off i went i never did buy another pattern till the other week i bought the cute little llama and sheep patterns. I have allways been an x rated girl and never found a mag or pattern for us triple xxx'ers but with elisabeths help i have knittted all the clothes i could want. omaeve@aim.com my blog is at http://journals.aol.com/omaeve/DISABLED-KNITTER/

    By Anonymous omaeve, at 8:59 PM  

  • Hi Everyone,

    I am sort of new to knitting. I have crocheted for years and have always wanted to learn knitting. It took awhile but I think I've got it.

    I am knitting my third BSJ. I just love it. It is so adorable.

    My next project will be the ASJ and I need some help. Where do I measure to make the calculations to get me started.

    I need all the help I can get.

    Please consider me for joining the knit along.


    By Blogger Dordie, at 12:11 AM  

  • Please sign me up. I am doing my first EZ pattern and I love it.

    By Blogger knit, crochet, stitch, stick, at 2:51 PM  

  • Hi there,
    I am just about to start my 1st BSJ and I would like to join up.
    Thank you Quesa

    By Anonymous Quesa, at 4:35 PM  

  • What a great site! I love looking at everyone's projects and look forward to submitting photos of my own.

    I've knitted a seamless yoke sweater with matching tam for my 2yo daughter among other recent projects.


    By Blogger Ellen, at 8:47 PM  

  • I've been enjoying this site for quite awhile and would like to post a note and pictures of my finished knitted EZ garment. I can't for the life of me figure out where I go to do this. I'm a member of the blog. Thanks for any help you can offer.

    By Anonymous mohairmama, at 10:54 AM  

  • Hi,

    Can't wait to join you! I am on an EZ kick right now. I am slowly working through all of her books.

    By Blogger KnittNutt, at 4:10 PM  

  • I would like to join.
    I was an instant fan 25 years ago, when I was directed to Knitting Without Tears, by the irritated saleswoman who could not convince me that a knit dress wasn't a good first project. EZ and I were instant pals. My only regret is that I never had the opportunity to meet her.

    By Anonymous franny flannel, at 4:26 PM  

  • Hello. Sign me up, please.

    By Blogger Karen, at 8:18 PM  

  • Hi, I sent an email, but thought I'd also leave a comment, as well, since lots of people have done so. I'd love to join!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:37 PM  

  • Hi! I'm so glad I found you! I have the Stonington Shawl ONT. Sign me up, please!
    Shaz in AZ

    By Blogger Shaz, at 10:50 AM  

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