- Series: Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides
- Spiral-bound: 127 pages
- Publisher: HarperPB (September 28, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060740701
- ISBN-13: 978-0060740702
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 9.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,647,247 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knit Wit (Hands-Free Step-By-Step Guides) Spiral-bound – September 28, 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Since knittings become cool again, a number of purportedly hip books have burst onto the scene. While none have matched the blockbuster success of Debbie Stollers Stitch N Bitch, somelike this onehave at least come close to duplicating that books sassy, upbeat approach. Singer founded the Web community Knitty.com, and her book will appeal to beginning and intermediate knitters. She explains the basics, and her drawings and illustrations are comprehensible. Still, theres no shaking the feeling that shes imitating Stoller, with comments like, "Now that you can knit and purl, you know almost everything necessary to follow any pattern. No, seriously. Stop looking at me like that." Her funky patterns instruct readers on making hats, scarves and other warming devices, such as the "too good to pass up" Postmodern Legwarmers; apparel (including a vest, skirt, pullover and bikini); as well as somewhat less useful items such as boas and cozies for items like ice cream pints and laptops.
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Amy Singer’s lively introduction to knitting is well organized, and thorough. (Pam Allen, Editor, Interweave Knits)
Top Customer Reviews
Singer says she is horribly allegic to wool, however, several of the projects in this book appear to be constructed from wool fibers (are they synthetic, or did soomeone else knit them?). Several of the projects involve felting, which refers to the process that takes place when you accidently wash your favorite sweater in hot-hot water. Her book looks like a steno pad which you can stand up to read a page. Thus the claim to be a no-hands set of instructions.
For a novice knitter like me, much of the information found in "Stich and Bitch" and other books illustrating the primary knitting steps proved invaluable. I used a combination of the `Dummies" book and S&B to teach myself how to knit and purl. You won't find much elementary information in Singer's book, but it is interesting if you have moved beyond the Dummies book. Singer's projects appear to be created with the more skilled knitter in mind, but even if I claimed to be such a person I would not be interested in making most of them.
With some difficulty I am now knitting; crochet experience helped a lot. However, in hindsight, I'd like a bookwith more technique, how exactly do you hold the needles? Some of the patterns say they are easy, but as much as I like them, I am going to need much more experience before I attempt them. The patterns are not written with very easy to follow instructions.
Try this book if you are a young, intermediate experienced knitter. Otherwise, try another one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are many fun patterns here. Heavy the fun/kitschy/easy projects as advertised.Published 7 months ago by Dann T. Stinard
I love the book, and everything about it is great. The cover idea is really nice. The only disappointing thing about it is it isn't what I thought it would be. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
I was expecting to see projects made with the Knit-Wit tool. I suppose it is handy for those who are hand knitting with needles.Published on March 22, 2014 by Joan M
This book is so cute! It's a steno-book, meaning it binds and opens at at the top, and it comes with a stand so you can stand it up to examine the patterns while you knit. Read morePublished on December 5, 2013 by Dove Milhon
This book is as described. We bought it as a gift to my niece who likes to knit. She got some use out of it.Published on February 6, 2013 by Bobby
This book was highly recommended to me, I'm sure I will be using this bookPublished on September 21, 2007 by Edith J. Antoninich
I got this book and at the same time, my sister in Oregon bought it for herself! There are some really neat projects in there, like a guy's sweater I made for my brother (my very... Read morePublished on January 6, 2007 by matilda
Has quite a few good patterns with things I might actually wear or use, which got me back into knitting. Clear explanations, good patterns. Read morePublished on December 21, 2006 by Amazon Customer
This book has a variety of projects, has helpful knitting instructions and information for a new knitter and the text is laid out very well with directions that are easy to follow. Read morePublished on November 9, 2006 by A. Farrington