Stitch 'n Bitch Nation

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Workman Publishing, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 289 pages
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Join the movement! Four million strong and counting, hip, young chicks with sticks are putting a whole new spin on knitting--while turning last fall's Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook into a surprise national bestseller (from The New York Times to the L.A. Times to BookSense) with 215,000 copies in print. So influential is the book that the number of Stitch 'n Bitch knitting groups tripled in the past six months--spawning a Stitch 'n Bitch Nation.

Written by Stitch 'n Bitch author Debbie Stoller, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation features 50 hip, new, even funkier and more fabulous patterns by Stitch 'n Bitch designers, who come from San Francisco to Brooklyn, Chicago to Cambridge to St. Paul, Minnesota. The Om Yoga Mat Bag. Felted Monster Slippers. The London Calling Union Jack Sweater, because even punks get cold in winter. A Double-Duty Shrug. Polka Dot Tankini. That '70s Poncho. The Boob Tube. Spiderweb Capelet, Cabled Newsboy Cap, Chunky Baby Booties and Baby Bunny Hat. And the most ingenious project, a Knit-Your-Own Rock Star doll--with a choice of Joey Ramone or Henry Rollins. All designs are complete with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions, and are made from sexy, contemporary yarns, including multicolored angora, alpaca, lace, and mohair. Includes the best tips, shortcuts, and techniques from Stitch 'n Bitchers, profiles of knitters and their groups, and a how-to refresher on all the stitches used in the book.

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Wonderful patterns and great tips. - Goodreads
The pictures are so cheesey and obviously Photoshopped. - Goodreads
Clear, easy to follow instructions. - Goodreads
The illustrations and explanations are pretty clear. - Goodreads
The pictures are good, and the models are quirky. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Peggy - Goodreads

The book's title is already indicative that it tries to completely change the public perception that knitting is for grannies. As we know now (this book was published in 2004 - now 10 years ago) - it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Destiny Dawn Long - Goodreads

As with the first Stitch n Bitch volume, when I purchased this I found it quite helpful, but I feel as though I've outgrown it. Once in a while I will reference it if I need to clarify something in a ... Read full review


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About the author (2004)

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.

Robyn Goodmark is an elementary school teacher, musician, hiphop dancer, and cofounder of Northern State, a female-fronted hip-hop band that has just released its third album. She lives in New York City.

Adrienne Yan's illustrations have appeared in "YM," "Family Circle," and many other magazines, as well as the Stitch 'n' Bitch book series. She lives in San Francisco.

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