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Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook

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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:

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

What Our Readers Are Saying

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sallyhillman, January 21, 2007 (view all comments by sallyhillman)
This is an excellent book-especially for beginners because it has great examples of different stitches and techniques. It includes some hip patterns too.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761132585
Subtitle:
s Handbook
Editor:
Sullivan, Ruth
Editor:
Sullivan, Ruth
Author:
Stoller, Debbie
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Children's Baby - Crafts / Hobbies
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. 808
Publication Date:
20000929
Binding:
Hardback
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 9780761132585 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 ,
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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