Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
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Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook : Instructions, Patterns, and Advice for a New Generation of Knitters

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The Stitch 'n Bitch Handbook covers every aspect of knitting and the knitting-together lifestyle: the how-to, the when-to, the what-to and why-to. Writing with wit and attitude, Debbie Stoller explains why young women are taking up knitting in droves and covers everything you need to know to get your knit on - from the tools of the trade to casting on and binding off to getting fancy - all with step-by-step illustrated techniques. Then it's time to pick up the sticks: at the heart of this book are forty stylish patterns that are as hip to wear as they are to knit, as good for beginners as they are for purly pros.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 200 x 202 x 18mm | 557.92g
  • Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0761128182
  • 9780761128182
  • 78,142

Back cover copy

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.show more

Table of contents

Stitch by stitch instruction 40 fresh patterns How to start your own knitting groupshow more

About Debbie Stoller

Debbie Stoller, a "knitting superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle), is the best selling author of the Stitch 'n Bitch books. 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 (www.bust.com). The founder of the NYC Stitch 'n Bitch group, she lives in Brooklyn with a closet full of yarn.show more

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4,924 ratings
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Debbie's books on knitting and crocheting are the best for people who like to learn from a book. I bought happy Hooker two years ago and today I am a crochet designer with a long waiting list. Goes to show... I don't particularly like the projects in the book; They are a bit drab. But the text teaching you how to knit is perfect. Just choose a beginner's project you like from a website and make it while reading the book. I'm currently making the original Dr. Who scarf from season 12 and it's looking perfect!show more
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