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Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[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
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.
About the Author
Debbie Stoller is the bestselling author of the Stitch'n Bitchseries 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 Bustmagazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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