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Hello, I'm Anne Kuo Lukito. I'm a hand-knitting designer and my works have been published in many books and top magazines, such as Knitty, Interweave Knits, Knitscene and Twist Collective,. I've also ...

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Elizabeth Zimmermann

from Anne Kuo Lukito Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Elizabeth Zimmermann
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Elizabeth Zimmermann contact sheet showing pattern pages
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Elizabeth Zimmermann

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Seaming
  • Basic shaping
  • Working in the round

Pattern Description:

Elizabeth Zimmermann (August 9, 1910-November 30, 1999), affectionally called EZ by knitters, is practically a goddess among knitters and could easily be dubbed the "Mother of Modern Knitting." Mrs. Zimmermann was a British-born knitter known for revolutionizing the modern practice of knitting through her books and instructional series on American public television. .

Elizabeth Zimmermann is worked in one piece, starting at the brim, which is worked in the round. Both the main body and shirred panel are worked flat and then rejoined via seaming. Instructions for several different accessories will allow you to personalize and change the the look of your hat.

(Green sample shown is worked in size M using Sweet Georgia BFL Sock (80% wool, 20% nylon, 400 yds/ 115 g); color: cypress; contrast band: oxblood; 3 skeins; Red band on green sample uses Sweet Georgia BFL Sock (80% wool, 20% nylon, 400 yds/ 115 g); color: oxblood; 1 skein; Pink sample worked in size M using Sweet Georgia Superwash Sock (100% superwash merino wool, 375 yds/ 115 g); color: orchid; 3 skeins)


29 sts and 42 rows = 4"/ 10cm in St st with larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Toddler (Child/X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)
  • Finished Head Circumference: 16.75 (18.5, 19.5, 20.75, 21.5, 22.75)"/ 42.5 (47.5, 49.5, 53, 54.5, 58)cm, fits head sizes 2"/ 5cm larger than finished size


  • Approximately 320 (355, 405, 440, 510, 520) yds/ 293 (325, 370, 402, 466, 476) cm of fingering weight yarn
  • US 2/ 2.75 mm 16"/ 40 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge; 1 extra circular needle (optional)
  • US 2/ 2.75 mm needles for working small circumferences, or size to obtain gauge
  • US 1/ 2.25 mm needle, or 1-2 sizes smaller than larger needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Waste yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • Removable stitch markers (optional)
  • Darning needle

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