This episode is focused on institutional responses to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s impact on knitters, knitting, and the industry. Dr. Lilly Marsh discusses evidence of the durability of EZ’s influence.
Comments are welcome! You are invited to post your comment to this blog post. You may also contact Dr. Lilly via her website, Lilly Marsh Studios. Finally, there is a thread with lively chatter on the Yarns at Yin Hoo group on Ravelry.
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5 thoughts on “Episode 279”
Hi, Jane. Thank you for sharing your mystery solved. I guess there are a lot of stories like yours out there, where something with a long history is unearthed and suddenly there are questions.
Thank you, Deborah, for the kind words and also you reference in a subsequent post. I will be sure to alert Dr. Lilly!
Heteroglossia indeed! I love hearing the exchange between the two of you, the moderator and the guest, throughout this very intellectual examination of EZ and her accomplishments and her lasting influence. The issues of inclusivity and accessibility are so relevant and I look forward to the concluding episode. Many thanks to you both for this scintillating work!
The mention of an article published by the Sunday Times in the 1980s featuring EZ’s work answers a puzzle as to the source of a knitting pattern I have had in my collection since my children were babies (born 1978, 1980, 1983 and 1985). It is clearly labelled Sunday Times Magazine and I remember sending for it by post. I have knitted it many times and it is quite clearly EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket pattern. In later years it concerned me that someone had copied the original and was distributing it without her knowledge, but now I know the source of the pattern must have been EZ herself! If only I had kept the magazine article too.
I can send you a photograph of the pattern if it would be of interest.
Aaaah! I just listened to myself and realized I’d made a horrific error! I mentioned Stephanie Fee, (probably thinking of Stephanie Pearl McPhee) instead of the true author, Jacqueline Fee, of the Sweater Workshop Book by Interweave Press. I am a fan of both writers but Stephanie, the Yarn Harlot, wasn’t around in the 80’s writing knitting books. Ahhhh, 10 points off of Hufflepuff!