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Ellen H. (eeeee) reviewed Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook on
Helpful Score: 7
Great book for a beginning knitter. There are a variety of cute patterns. More importantly though, there is a lot of general how-to information. I've been knitting for a few years, and Stitch 'N Bitch is my standard reference tool when I need to learn a new technique or have a knitting emergency of some sort.
Be sure to check the pattern corrections at knithappens.com. This book and Deb Stoller's follow-up, Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, have inspired thousand of Stitch 'n Bitch groups around the world. Links to some of them are posted at stitchnbitch.org and knittyboard.com.
I really enjoyed using this book. Stoller does a wonderful job of explaining step by step how to cast on and create the different stitches in the knitting process. As a person learns a new stitch, at the end of the chapter, she has a pattern for an item, such as a scarf, that has the person practice the technique. At the end of the book are a lot of stylish pattens that even a beginner can make. I really like this book!