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Son of Stitch 'n Bitch: 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men [Kindle Edition]

Debbie Stoller
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Debbie Stoller knows that at least half the projects women knit are intended for the men in their lives. She also knows that knitting
for a boyfriend or husband or father is full of pitfalls. The answer Son of Stitch 'N Bitch, the hip, smart knitter's guide to knitting for men.

A "knitting superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle) and author of the New York Times bestselling Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook and other Stitch 'N Bitch books, Debbie Stoller combines fashion savvy with uncommon knitting sense. Here's how to get the right sweater measurement (because size definitely matters)—and why never to bring him along to pick out the yarn. Why "what's your favorite color" is a dangerous question—and how you can't go wrong with luxury yarns for even the most rugged of boyfriends. Best of all, here are 45 edgy, hipster patterns that are guy-vetted and approved, many designed by male master-knitters or women with men as design partners. Here's the Night & Day double-sided Brooklyn Bridge scarf. The Biker Boy sweater with a patch on the shoulder to protect against messenger bag wear and tear. Lucky Socks—think rat pack at the casino. Skull Isle Cap & Mitts. The Ernie sweater. Hangover Helpers—stuffed plush "beermeister" and "whiskey bottle" pillows. The Retropolitan Cardigan, with a geek-chic take on Mr. Rogers. Plus Man Hands (fingerless gloves), a Hackie Sack Hoodie, Pinup Girl Illusion scarf (oh, behave!), and more.

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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""

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7342 KB
  • Print Length: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AOWN524
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #444,969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good offering... 26 May 2008
By Richard Madgin VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Let's be honest... there aren't many knitting books out there that are either aimed at male knitters or aimed at women who want a book of things to knit for their man.

In my opinion the patterns in this book are good... not amazing... but good none the less. I certainly think that if you know any male knitters who don't already own this book, that it would be a well-received gift.

If you're a female knitter looking to knit something for your man then you may get away with side-stepping the "boyfriend - jumper" curse by knitting something a little more funky from this book.

The style of the book is fun too, and the craft is presented in a positive manner. As long as you bear in mind that it's unlikely that out of a book of 45 patterns that you will like them all... then I feel this is a book that would sit well in most people's collections.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweater love 25 Mar. 2008
Format:Paperback
I bought this book as I have enjoyed others in the series of SnB books. I was disappointed with the crochet designs as I thought they were a little uninspiring and basic. But, overall this book is a winner with me as I love the sweater patterns. The book has many of them and there are beautiful variations of classic and modern themes with lots of interesting stitches to play with. There is a really useful section at the beginning of the book about re-sizing, so I'm planning to alter a lot of these patterns so I can make them to fit me. My boyfriend will have a long wait before he gets a sweater of his own!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I like it...not so sure about the blokes! 23 Mar. 2015
By Madwilf
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I little disappointed that, out of everything in the book, my husband and three sons came up with only one sweater that any of them said they would wear (the hoodie on the front cover). My sons liked the 'deady bear' and the beer bottle cushions, but they're teenagers, so I suppose they were to be expected. I bought this specifically for the 'half-pipe' cap as my husband likes peaked beanies. I've knitted this up for him and a customer of his who admired it, but I had to make the body considerably longer than the pattern states in both cases. I also had to enclose the peak inside an envelope made of t-shirt fabric and stitch it down individually before stitching the woollen parts of the peak together - otherwise, the ends of the plastic brim worked their way through the stitches and poked him in the forehead! Personally, I love some of the designs, but I think it could be the colour combinations that the author has used that has put my menfolk off...they, like a lot of men I know, have trouble imagining something in a colour that they like, if they have only seen it in one they don't - they also can't seem to visualise something 'tweaked' to make it more their style. For example: I thought the 'biker boy' jacket would be right up my husband's street, but he flicked straight past it. When I asked him why, he said he didn't like the skull on the shoulder! Maybe we just see things differently, but it's a big gamble to take when you're making something 'bloke sized'!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not many crochet patterns 4 Jun. 2013
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Unfortunately there are only 4 crochet patterns in here out of the 45 total - i.e. less than 10%. This is quite ironic given that the author introduces one crochet pattern by expressing "years of frustration with not finding suitable, wearable and fashionable crocheted garments for men". Some of the patterns are nice but overall the book is one of knit patterns with just a few for crochet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great present for a man who knits 2 April 2010
By J H
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My brother has recently taken up knitting and had been finding it hard to find trendy patterns he could knit for himself. I bought him this book for his birthday and wasn't sure how it would go down, but he loves it. Although it is written primarily for women who want patterns for men, that doesn't matter, there are a wealth of patterns for all capabilities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a lot of streetwise patterns 27 Oct. 2011
Format:Paperback
A good reference book as it has a lot of patterns suitable for teenagers and young people .
The patterns are are sort very "streetwise" and very wearable, but there isn't any remarkable pattern as such.
I don't know if I would like to invest the time for knitting any of the patterns.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 9 May 2011
By Heather
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This is a very well written and helpful book, but... it aint for beginners like me. If you are a novice, dont buy it until you know what you are doing and can look at a "knitting chart" and know what it all means..
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some excellent man knits! 10 Mar. 2013
By Dazla69
Format:Paperback
Nice variety of interesting knits - fairly up to date with styles too. I'm from UK and struggled a bit with some of the abbreviations used (novice knitter).
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