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Stitch 'N Bitch Superstar Knitting: Go Beyond the Basics
     

Stitch 'N Bitch Superstar Knitting: Go Beyond the Basics

by Debbie Stoller
 

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Knitters: It's time to take it to the next level. And who better than Debbie Stoller to show you how. The expert knitter and gifted, edgy author who introduced knitting to a new generation with her New York Times bestseller, Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook, now shows her readers how to do more—lots more.

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Knitters: It's time to take it to the next level. And who better than Debbie Stoller to show you how. The expert knitter and gifted, edgy author who introduced knitting to a new generation with her New York Times bestseller, Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's 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 color work, beading, and more. Writing with the clarity that makes her such an effective teacher, and the attitude that got her dubbed "knitting superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle), 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 color forms. There's also a whole section on DIY—which gives a tutorial on creating your own knitting patterns.

And then the brilliant icing on the cake—41 cool, funky, and fabulous patterns from Debbie and the Stitch 'n Bitch community: a fluttery Rococco Shawl, Cap Sleeve Lattice Sweater, Jackie-O sequined cardigan, Empire Strikes Back dress, the adorable Button It children's sweater with changeable animal patches. Plus sexy stockings, stylish handbags, blankets, scarves, and more, all photographed in full-color.

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Library Journal
The latest entry in the "Stitch 'n Bitch" series, which Stoller began with her best-selling Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook, challenges readers to take their knitting skills to the next level. The strength of this book is in the sections on techniques. The first third covers the many different ways to do particular advanced techniques, as well as how to fix a project if something goes wrong. The second third of the book is directed at knitters interested in designing their own patterns. Finally, the book closes with a collection of patterns, as in Stoller's previous "Stitch 'n Bitch" books, by various designers. Here, they are organized by featured technique and provide a wide sampling of projects, though they are primarily accessories and items for children and smaller-sized women. There is no standardization of sizing among designers, but all patterns appear well written. VERDICT Essential for the well-rounded knitting collection owing to the sections on techniques and designing; a few of the patterns are destined to be popular. The Frilly Filly Scarf (see pattern, above) is simple and sophisticated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761135975
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
583,080
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet 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.

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