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Son of stitch 'n bitch : 45 projects to knit & crochet for men (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Debbie Stoller (Author)

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Title:Son of stitch 'n bitch : 45 projects to knit & crochet for men
Authors:Debbie Stoller (Author)
Info:New York : Workman Pub., c2007.
Collections:Library Loans, Read but unowned, Craftbooks
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Son of Stitch 'n Bitch: 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men by Debbie Stoller (2007)



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It's a book for quite a younger set of men. I wasn't quite impressed with a lot of it. There are both crochet and knitted patterns in this. Though the knitted patterns are far more numerous.

Skull Isle Hat and Mittens - knitted pattern. For the guy who likes skulls, not bad if that's what you're into

Lidsville - Crocheted hat with a peak.

Uncle Argyle Scarves, Double knitted scarves, interesting

Celtic Beanie - also double knitted, celtic knotwork.

Brooklyn Bridge Scarf - for the architect or NY fan, double knit

Half-Pipe Hat - a crossover between a watchcap and a baseball cap. Basically a baseball cap with a smaller peak - knitted

Antlers scarf - Knitted scarf with antler style cabling.

Ski Beanie - knit flat cap with a contrast trim

Naughty/Nice Scarf - Illusion knitting of a pole dancer.

Beer Gloves - fingerless gloves knitted with some cabling and with some seed stitching to help grip, specifically for opening beer bottles.

Swelligant Scarf - reversible cables, knit with a fine silk and wool yarn

Roll-Ups - Crocheted scarves that roll up to form either a smilley face or a sushi roll.

Cable Guy - raglan knitted jumper with large cables.

Cobra - zibbered neck with collar and contrast stripes to break up the miles of knitting.

mr Stripey - knitted Slip stitch pattern with three colours.

Pub Crawler - knitted Cable stitch and celtic armband faux-tattoo colourwork piece. Body done in one colour and Sleeves and neck done in another with the colourwork taking the main colour.

Love - knit v-neck tank cop with contrast edging in two colours and cablework, tennis or cricket echoes.

Blueprint: Crocheted waistcoat with a zippered front and colour detail.

Anchors Aweigh - knitted v-neck tank top in fair-isle with anchor motifs.

Smokin' - Smoking jacket style knitted in chunky yarn. This is worked in one piece to the armholes with a shawl collar.

Mixology - Knitted with two yarns together in the round from the bottom up. The sample uses Noro Silk Garden as the contrast yarn giving it striping without a lot of effort. THe black background colour tones it down nicely.

High-Top Hoodie - body knit plain with contrast sleeves and hood. Stripes on the hood and sleeves in a third colour. Raglan sleeves

High Fidelity : Fair isle strips across the middle would break the knitting nicely. the pattern is of a 45 record adapter, a nice nod to modern designs

Biker Boy - Zipped cardigan knit with skull motif on a shoulder the skull is swiss darned on afterwards to add wear protection for someone who wears a messenger bag. The collar has two colour contrast lining.

Hacky Sack Hoodie - Plain knitted hoodie broken with noro stripes. Pocket to the front.

Ernie Sweater - horizontal stripe jumper knitted, echoes Ernie of Muppet fame's jumper with four colours.

Retropolitan Cardigan - Three colour stripes on this raglan sleeved knitted cardigan designed with large buttons. V-necked.

Checks and Balances - boxy kntted jumper with round neck, dropped sleeves and knit details

Gatsby - Crocheted jumper with some stitch detail and a polo neck.

Speed Racer - Saddle shoulder with a stripe, round neck jumper, knitted

Hangover Helpers - Cushions shaped like drink bottles with "Jefferson Irish Whiskey" and "Beermeister" stitched on. Yes they look somewhat like Jameson and Budweiser bottles.

Look Sharp Socks - Entrelac forms diamonds for these knitted socks in two colours, stitch details on the squares.

DJ Bag - messenger style bag with a cassette in colourwork, designed to be big enough for vinyl records. Knitted

Threads - Knitted socks with some cable detail.

Tubey- Knitted athletic style socks with contrast cuffs.

Wheel on Fire - Steering wheel cosy. Knitted.

Lucky Socks - Inartasia worked socks, knit flat until after the inartasia and then knit in the round for the rest of the socks. Dice on the socks showing sevens in all directions. Afterthought heel.

Tie me Up, Tie me Down. Ties knitted in hemp, with skull and robot motifs.

Deadly Bear. Knit Teddy bear with pool of blood and bee on top.

Lucha Libre - Mexican Wrestling style balaclava. Knitted

Buy/Borrow: Borrow, if you're male check through to see if something grabs you, if you're female make sure that the man you're knitting for approves of the designs. Mine found nothing that grabbed him. It's also not really a crochet book, it's a knitting book that happens to have some crochet. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 26, 2010 |
Good, clear instructions and some good patterns (though I've got to say, my taste in colours is totally different). ( )
  Cynara | Jun 11, 2009 |
There are so many errors in the pattern instructions that beginning knitters should avoid this book altogether. Only the experienced knitter will be able to spot the errors, ignore them, and piece things together with the help of the photos.

Clearly, the publishers managed to cover the cost of the (for once!) beautiful photos and attractive models by skimping on professional editing and proofreading.

Stoller's Web site, which posts errata for her other books, offers no help for the errors in this book, now in its second year after publication (Jan, 2009). I suspect the errata would be longer than the book itself. Knitter, beware!
1 vote timotheos | Jan 9, 2009 |
I got this from the library particularly for the Beer Mitts pattern and it is a great one. The rest of the book is OK, but I have to say that my husband would not be caught dead in most of the items in this book. But this book is not alone, I have been amused lately by the patterns that are being printed for men. Maybe we are just too old. ( )
  TheLibraryhag | Nov 1, 2008 |
Interesting patterns, but not as inspiring as I found the other books to be. There are a couple of really neat sweaters (including a really nice crocheted one), but I don't see any men in my life wanting to wear them (just a little too 'hipster' for their tastes) ( )
  cathoo | Nov 28, 2007 |
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Question any group of stitchers on their experiences knitting or crocheting for men and you're likely to hear a variety of horror stories - about projects that took months to make but were never worn, about the sense of futility and rejection felt by the knitter in question, about how men just don't appreciate handmade items, or about the man who refused to wear a hat that was made with "heathered" yarn because Heather is a girl's name.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0761146172, Paperback)

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 45 projects for men featured in this book have a hip, contemporary urban feel - they have been vetted by guys and are things that men will actually wear.

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