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Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch: Knitting for Men 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men

Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch: Knitting for Men 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men

Paperback Stitch 'n Bitch

By (author) Debbie Stoller

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  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 228 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 201mm x 20mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 23 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0761146172
  • ISBN 13: 9780761146179
  • Illustrations note: full colour photography & illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 58,537

Product description

"Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch" is everything you need to know to knit and crochet for the men and boys in your life - from what men will and won't wear, body types and fit issues, choosing colours and fibres and texture, to how to adjust and adapt patterns for men. The 45 projects have a hip, contemporary urban feel - they are vetted by guys and are things that men will actually wear. This is the book that will put and end to "the curse of the boyfriend sweater."

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"The newest from bestseller Stoller ("Stitch 'n Bitch") gives men their first chance to snuggle up with her fuzzy, fashion-forward knitting projects. While the book is aimed largely at the women who knit for them, men will be happy to know that Stoller's first concern is for their particular tastes: many interesting elements--fancy stitches, unusual yarn, unique designs--are anathema to most males, who prefer simple pieces in a darker palate. Part two includes a wide array of (not too) colorful, occasionally edgy projects. Though there are designs which any man would be proud to wear (scarves, caps, tube socks and sweaters), many projects are geared toward younger men; among funky fashions, two standouts are the well-proportioned biker jacket (with long, slim arms and body for full coverage) and a felted DJ Bag with a retro cassette tape pattern (though some designs--such as the beer bottle-shaped throw pillows--are just plain juvenile). As expected, Stoller's directions are clear, terms are well explained, illustrations are easy-to-follow and accompanying photos are stylish and sexy, though projects are not rated for difficulty. Those unafraid to venture beyond their comfort zone will find something suitable for most any man on their holiday gift list."--" Publishers Weekly"

Back cover copy

For the Men in Your Life! This attitude-packed guide to knitting and crocheting for the men in your life covers the pitfalls, the tricks, and the rewards, plus 45 awesome projects every one guy-reviewed and -approved, and many designed by male knitters or women using men as design partners. Why "what's your favorite color?" is a dangerous question.Sweater sizing on the sly: Measure one he already loves to wear. Why NOT to bring him along to pick out the yarn and how you can't go wrong with luxurious alpacas, silks, cashmeres, and camels, even for the most macho of boyfriends. Say adios forever to the curse of the boyfriend sweater."