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Stitch 'N Bitch: A Knitter's Design Journal Paperback – May 30, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (May 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761138331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761138334
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,241,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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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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I like the projects you want to do, as it's helped me keep on track.
C. Wallis Davenport
Half of the book consists of graph paper with various body silhouettes that one can use to sketch design ideas for upcoming projects.
book worm
I think a covered spiral notebook (so it doesn't catch yarn in your bag) would have been the best binding for this book.
Allison from SuperCrafty.com

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Allison from SuperCrafty.com on June 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
This is a cute, compact knitting journal and reference guide. This is not only a design notebook, it's also a super, travel-friendly knitting reference, with yarn yardage estimates for different garments and sizes, yarn weight chart, standard body measurements and sizes, knitter's "cheat sheets" with instructions on specialty techniques and stitches. Nice graph paper to sketch garments and intarsia. Well-designed project logs that have space to note all the key information for each project: who you made it for, gauge, source of pattern, needle size, comments. It also has a removable laminated cardstock needle and gauge ruler - the coolest thing about this journal. It's not metal so it can go on planes.

The only complaint I have is with the binding of this journal. It really does not feel like it will hold up to frequent reference. Also, it is sewn, so when you tape your yarn swatches the journal does not close properly. I think a covered spiral notebook (so it doesn't catch yarn in your bag) would have been the best binding for this book.

While it's probably not going to be your main knitting notebook (no place to put patterns) it's great for on the go design, note-taking and reference. I believe that's what it's designed for and it fills that need well. I will definitely use this when I travel and will keep it in my knitting bag with me - the reference tools are excellent. This would make a thoughtful gift for a knitter friend or family member.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Wallis Davenport on February 8, 2006
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A Knitter's Design Journal really is a terrific aid to those knitters who want to go beyond following patterns, to also designing their own patterns. It also helps you keep track of your stash, and patterns you'd like to make.

Oh, there is also this handy stich gauge and ruler in a nifty pocket in the front of the book.

Basically, this lovely little journal is divided into several parts, which I love. The first, has lightly-drawn little pictures of several women of various body types, from super thin, flat-chested, to average build, to rounded and buxomy (my shape!). These are provided over a two-page spread so that you can sketch pattern designs of sweaters you've always longed to make. Very hand, if like me, you have trouble drawing sweaters to proportion. On the downside, there are no lightly-drawn sketches of children, or men. Maybe in the next book? (Hint, hint, Ms. Stoller!)

There is also a section with design hints - basic knitting techniques are laid out, as well as the "magic decreasing formula", which I never knew before, and well, really is magic. Stoller presents ideas for sweater shaping, as well as such things as ease - all important for sweater design.

The next section of this handy little book is one where you can record all your needles. This is where I discovered I had 4 sets of 8's and no 9's. Maybe you will make your own revelation.

Another section allows you to snip from your stash and either glue or tape swatches into the book, along with details such as yarn weight, gauge, content, maker, etc., as well as how much you have in your stash. (a little note here - you may prefer to glue your swatches in, as tape is not acid-free).
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 11, 2005
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I bought two of these, one for me and one as a gift, but it's not what I'd hoped for. First of all, the book comes wrapped in plastic, so you can't check it out first - a real downside, I think.

It's a neat idea, and I'd hoped the book would be a real aid for knitting brainstorming and planning. Unfortunately, it's heavily weighted towards the figure-outline design pages, which are only good for designing sweaters. I'd like to have something to prompt accessory ideas, and more of the knitting-journal features. There are only 12 spaces for "things I've made" entries, and a handful of "projects I want to knit" require a full page each.

The yarn inventory page is a neat idea, but, as previous reviewers have said, I don't know how well the book would handle having bits of yarn taped inside it.

The journal would be made much better with more project pages, and maybe some pages for a wish list without pictures. But it's still fun to use, and I'm beginning to keep track of projects - I'm just very disappointed that I'd run out of space quickly if I tried to enter every gift-project I've made in the past year.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sarah L. Till on February 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought this journal after trying to use a day planner for my knitting journal- there wasn't enough room! It is practically perfect in every way, except for a couple things- there is too much space dedicated to sweater designing on paper doll models, and not enough room for listing projects I want to make. I second the suggestion of adding a section for accesory design in the next edition.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By book worm on December 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am very pleased with the purchase of this handy little notebook. At first, I was a little skeptical, taken in more by its cute cover. However, this little portable book has provened to be very useful and well worth it, a notebook where I can record past projects so that I can remember exactly what I did, keep an inventory of yarn that I have at home, and look up useful tips all in one place.

Half of the book consists of graph paper with various body silhouettes that one can use to sketch design ideas for upcoming projects. Although, these silhouettes are more geared for future sweater designs, I've used them to sketch out other types of designs, as well such as future glove/mittens, hats, etc... The graph paper can also be used to plot out color schemes, purl/knit design ideas, etc.

In addition, there's an incredibly helpful section on garment construction, a section on estimating how much yarn to obtain for various projects - always a necessity and a source of anxiety when it comes down to buying the yarn, a tutorial on yarn weights - important to know in order to achieve the effect one wants to achieve, standard body measurements for men, women, or children that one can use especially when knitting a gift and the person is not available to whip out a measuring tape on, a list of abbreviations used in knitting recipes, and a section on the basics of various knitting and finishing techniques. These are all essential information that anyone who is wanting to sit down and knit something truly needs, information that is not always easily accessible at one's fingertips, especially when wanting to just knit something and not necessarily follow a recipe step-by-step.
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