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Stitch 'N Bitch the Knitter's Handbook: The Essential Knitting Guide for Chicks with Sticks Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook

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  • Audio CD: 3 pages
  • Publisher: Knitting Out Loud; Abridged edition (1 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979607329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979607325
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 13.3 x 14 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,445,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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New York Times:Debbie Stoller, the founder of the popular Stitch 'n Bitch knitting circles across the country, has been credited with jumpstarting the knitting rage with her popular series of Stitch 'n Bitch books.

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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.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Paperback
I really love this book. Its well written and easy to dip into. It also gives a good range of instructions for beginners, teaching both right hand and left hand methods of knitting, a range of cast ons, and what to do when it all goes wrong!
The book makes a good starting point for new knitters, explaining everything really well and even including reviews of other knitting books.
The patterns are also lovely. They are largely aimed at twenty-somethings, and range from the fairly plain that could be made more or less funky by the choice of yarn, to a (rather skimpy) knitted bikini. There are a few patters especially designed for new knitters to get up their confidence, and a good range of smaller projects, as well as a few jumpers. There are a few errors in the patterns themselves, but you'll get this with most knitting books, and corrections are on the books website.
The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that because it is American many of the yarns specified cannot be purchased over here. They can of course be substituted, and the patterns include the yardage of the yarn to make this easier. Also, some of the yarns specified are pricey. But still, overall a very good book
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This is a brilliant book for anyone who is just starting out or is fairly new to knitting. Like the author I had been taught to knit at an early age but gave up fairly quickly due to my lack of co-ordination and terrible results! This gives simple step by step instructions which are easy to understand and will have you knitting like a pro in no time. It also provides a fresh look at knitting in the 21st century. No fuddy duddy old granny jumpers in here. The patterns are funky and practical but even if you don't like them I'd recommend this book as a reference guide anyway.
My only complaint is that the yarn used in the book is available only in the States and the quality and variety seem to be far better than what you can get here. There are on-line knitting stores which can ship items over but obviously its pretty costly.
All in all, an excellent book. If I can knit - so can anyone!
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Sounded good when I read the other reviews, but very disappointed when I purchased it. I haven't knitted a single thing from this book, I didn't find it very helpful at all as a beginner and the book isn't that great to look at either. I would say this is for the more advanced knitter, not very inspiring.
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This is the book which got me knitting again in 2006. Knitted Skully with anchor on front and plain sleeves. Learnt to knit continental and how to do short rows. All my students are told to buy this and Knitty Gritty The Next Steps.
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This book does not contain as many advanced patterns I would have liked, and is mainly for accessories. However, I feel it would be a very useful book for beginners.
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Format: Paperback
I was taught to knit as a child but didn't have the patience for it and never got beyond your basic stitch. I bought this book a few weeks ago and can have already learned a variety of stitches, how to increase and decrease and have produced one lovely scarf. Trust me, if this book can teach me to knit it can teach anyone! All the directions are straightforward and most of the patterns are pretty cool.
My only gripe is that I've recently become flummoxed by British knitting patterns because some of the terminology is different and americans use different needle sizes. Also as other reviewers have mentioned the patterns in S n B use yarn that isn't readily available in the UK and it's not always clear what a suitable alternative would be.
I still think it merits 5 stars however since it's turned me into a knitting fiend!
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By A Customer on 28 Jan. 2006
Format: Paperback
I had never knitted before but after getting this book I had made my first scarf within 2 days! I found it very easy to follow and really liked how you were given easy things to make from the beginning - this made me feel as though I was making great progress and gave me motivation to stick with it.
The book explained all about the tools of the trade as well as all the basics and some really funky patterns.
Would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn to knit.
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By handstands VINE VOICE on 13 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
I came to knitting in 'the second wave' when it started to attract interest, but before the deluge of books that we have now.

This book is good for the beginner, in that the instructions are direct, the drawings are sweet and clear, and patterns are simple and inspiring, but not overwhelming. I learnt to cast off (bind off) by using this book. I also learnt how to cast on, and how to tell my knit from my purl stitches.

As much as the patterns will use all American yarns, you can use European yarns as subsitutes.

A con with this book is that the instructions for the yarn over seems to be wrong (I only found out about this when I started to investigate lace knitting as an option).

Also, you might find that the more advanced you get in terms of your knitting, the more simplistic (and even clumsy!) the patterns may seem.
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