Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting : Go Beyond the Basics
The expert knitter and gifted, edgy author who introduced knitting to a new generation with her New York Times best seller, Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitters Handbook, now shows her readers how to do more - lots more. Stitch 'N Bitch Superstar Knitting is the only knitter's handbook to teach the full array of advanced knitting techniques and skills, such as double-knitting, knitting lace, complicated colour work, beading, and more. Writing with the clarity that makes her such an effective teacher, and the attitude that got her dubbed 'knitting superstar', Stoller explains how to 'knit by the numbers', get creative with stripes, embellish with crochet, beading, and I-cords; how to make cable patterns; and how to use colour forms. There's also a whole section on DIY - which gives a tutorial on creating your own knitting patterns.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 203 x 203 x 20mm | 919g
- 01 Nov 2010
- Workman Publishing
- New York, United States
- Illustrations, color
Back cover copy
Take your knitting to the next level! Learn intarsia knitting in a single sitting. Work Fair Isle with a smile. Knit lace with grace, and don't freak when it's time to steek. Plus cable, double knitting, beading, embroidery, how to work short rows, and useful cast-ons, bind-offs, increases and decreases. Debbie Stoller's easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions lead you through 20 advanced techniques, and you'll discover how to create your very own patterns for different kinds of sweaters, including drop shoulder, raglan sleeve, circular yoke, and even the notorious set-in sleeve. After that, get your knit on with 41 gorgeous, inspired patterns that make use of all your newfound skills.
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.