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Publisher Comments:

Knitting is hot, with 4 million newcomers in the last few years joining a core group of 38,000,000 knitters nationwide. And these are primarily young, creative, connected chicks with sticks who are coming together in living rooms, knitting cafes, and chic yarn stores, and making everything from funky hats to bikinis.

In Stitch 'n Bitch, Debbie Stoller — founder of the first Stitch 'n Bitch knitting group in New York City — covers every aspect of knitting and the knitting-together lifestyle: the how-to, the when-to, the why-to. Writing with wit and attitude ("The Knitty-Gritty," "Blocking for Blockheads"), she explains the different types of needles and yarns (and sheep, too) and all the techniques from basic to fancy, knit to purl to cast-off. She also shares her "special brand of corrective surgery" for when things go wrong, and offers fun and informative sidebars on such topics as how to find the best yarn for less, how to make a buttonhole, knitting etiquette, and what tools to keep in your knitting bag.

At the heart of the book are forty stylish patterns: Alien Scarf, Big Bad Baby Blanky, Mohair Hoodie, Kitty and Devil Hat, Cell Phone Cozy, and Wonder Woman Bikini. And for anyone interested: how to start a Stitch 'n Bitch group.

Review:

"[A] slightly offensive, sassy guide....Informative, colorful and full of attitude, this book is the perfect primer for 20- and 30-somethings looking to take on this hip 'new' hobby." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Part life-style, part how-to, with a funky edge, Stitch 'n Bitch teaches the basics (the knitty gritty) with fully illustrated techniques. By the time you finish you'll be hooked and you'll know all the stitches needed to complete the 40 hip, cool patterns you'll find nowhere else. They are designed by Stitch 'n Bitch members from across the U.S. for this burgeoning new generation of Chicks with Sticks. The age-old pursuit has a hip new image and this book, for beginners and purly pros will set knitting on its head.

Synopsis:

A guide to knitting offers instructions for a variety of techniques and stitches, as well as information on the different types of needles and yarns, tips on shopping for yarns, finishing techniques, and forty patterns.

Synopsis:

It's the essential guide for chicks with sticks--from the tools of the trade to the knitty-gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrated techniques:

•    Stockinette stitch, rib stitch, seed stitch. Increasing and decreasing. All the bells and whistles: fringes, tassels, cables, intarsia, crab stitch, and Fair Isle.

•    Plus the stitch doctor's own special bag of tricks and how to hook up with other knitters.

•    After the how-to comes the why-to: forty hip, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purly pros.

About the Author

Debbie Stoller is the bestselling author of the Stitch'n Bitch series of knitting books and calendars. She comes from a long line of Dutch knitters, has a Ph.D. from Yale in the psychology of women, and is the editor-in-chief of Bust magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Part One: Stitch 'n Bitch

Chapter 1:

Take Back the Knit: Why Young Women are Taking up Knitting Once More

Chapter 2:

What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs: Tools of the Trade

Chapter 3:

The Knitty-Gritty: Learning to Cast On, Bind Off, and Knit

Chapter 4:

Purl, too: Learning to Purl and Make Simple Stitch Patterns

Chapter 5:

Shaping Up: Learning to Increase and Decrease

Chapter 6:

Finishing School: Learning to Sew Seams, Pick up Stitches, and Block Your Work

Chapter 7:

Getting Knitty With It: Fancy Things to do With Needles and Yarn

Chapter 8:

Oops, I Knit it Again: The Stitch Doctor's Guide to Fixing Mistakes

Chapter 9:

A Loosely Knit Group: A Guide to the Wonderful World of Knitters

Part Two: Stitch 'n Bitch Patterns

Scarves and Hats

Bags

Baby Stuff

Sweaters

Summer Stuff

Miscellaneous

Sewing Projects

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Average customer rating based on 3 comments:

Josh Hyrkas, July 25, 2008 (view all comments by Josh Hyrkas)
This is a must-have for any knitter! Excellent for beginners and accomplished knitters alike! The only knitting book you will ever need. Well.....not really....but close!
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Chris Wahlgren Edison, May 17, 2008 (view all comments by Chris Wahlgren Edison)
I've heard some people put this down because they say there are mistakes with the patterns. I've seen yarn store owners roll their eyes at the very mention of this book.

But in the last 10 years, no book has been more influential than this one in getting people knitting.

It worked for me. I'd taken up knitting in high school, back when most of the yarn available was acrylic and needles were slippery metal jobs, so I stopped knitting when I went off to college.

But in reading Stoller's book, I rediscovered how joyful the meditative art of knitting could be, and I took up knitting again five years ago because her hip-looking patterns and love of the variety of yarns out there gave me back the knitting bug.

So thank you, Debbie Stoller. The knitting world owes you a debt for making knitting cool again. And hopefully more recent editions have corrected whatever mistakes there were.

p. s. If you like this book, check out her crochet book too. I could never get the hang of crochet before, but her directions made it easier.
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crowyhead, November 2, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is one of the handiest, most fun knitting books I own!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761128182
Editor:
Yan, Adrienne
Author:
Dolan, John
Illustrator:
Yan, Adrienne
Author:
Stoller, Debbie
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Children's Baby - Crafts / Hobbies
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
R10-87-15
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 x 8
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
800x800

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Product details 256 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761128182 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] slightly offensive, sassy guide....Informative, colorful and full of attitude, this book is the perfect primer for 20- and 30-somethings looking to take on this hip 'new' hobby."
"Synopsis" by , Part life-style, part how-to, with a funky edge, Stitch 'n Bitch teaches the basics (the knitty gritty) with fully illustrated techniques. By the time you finish you'll be hooked and you'll know all the stitches needed to complete the 40 hip, cool patterns you'll find nowhere else. They are designed by Stitch 'n Bitch members from across the U.S. for this burgeoning new generation of Chicks with Sticks. The age-old pursuit has a hip new image and this book, for beginners and purly pros will set knitting on its head.
"Synopsis" by , A guide to knitting offers instructions for a variety of techniques and stitches, as well as information on the different types of needles and yarns, tips on shopping for yarns, finishing techniques, and forty patterns.
"Synopsis" by ,
It's the essential guide for chicks with sticks--from the tools of the trade to the knitty-gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrated techniques:

•    Stockinette stitch, rib stitch, seed stitch. Increasing and decreasing. All the bells and whistles: fringes, tassels, cables, intarsia, crab stitch, and Fair Isle.

•    Plus the stitch doctor's own special bag of tricks and how to hook up with other knitters.

•    After the how-to comes the why-to: forty hip, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purly pros.

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