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Son of Stitch 'n Bitch: 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men Paperback – November 1, 2007
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My issue with that info is just it's all really basic, and doesn't offer much beyond common sense. If you're just learning, maybe it would help. I know i've tried knitting for male friends before with less-than-excellent results, since I clearly look at things from a woman's perspective.
As for the patterns, some are good some are eyesores. I've had a few male friends look through it and they've hated everything but three or four patterns. Knit ties? Knit beer pillows? Not so sure they'd be happy with that, but some of the hats and scarves are nice. Sweaters i'm always wary of- it takes a lot of effort and there's no guarantee they'll like it (and for the record, the men in my life laughed when they saw some of these sweaters.)
Might be fun to flip through, some can be used as a girls pattern, but let the intended recipient flip through it before venturing forth on anything time-consuming.
...Unless you're a guy and it's your call, isn't it?
There are a few nice, classic patterns that will not look dated very quickly. All 3 of the sock patterns are good- but honestly, there are 30 million sock patterns on the internet, you don't need this book.
If you have little boys in your life, or teenagers, perhaps you will get some mileage out of "Son of SnB". If all the men in your life are 30+, just put the book back on the (virtual) shelf, and keep looking!
Although I would probably go back to more traditional pattern options when knitting for my husband, those aren't the kind of sweaters my sons are willing to wear. If you like the Stitch n Bitch style, and have "hip" guys to knit for, this book is a must.
Skulls are still in, but not new.
Honestly, not one man/boy in my life would be interested in any of these items, nor do i have the desire to make any of them...I have loved the other S&B books, & eagerly opened the package, but alas... blah!
Also, as said by others, the book is seriously lacking in crochet options.
I rarely write a negative, but just had to say it here.
While I was looking mostly for myself - since I have more occasion and desire to wear a sporty sweater than a lace wrap - I pointed out several of the patterns to my mother and joked about which male relative or friend I could inflict them upon. I don't know a single man who would want to wear a faithful recreation of the sweater Ernie the Muppet wears on Sesame Street. And while it's fun to laugh about what my brother might think if he was gifted with such a sweater, it's not a good enough joke to buy the book over.
There were some nice patterns in here, but they were few and far between. Most I could more readily see myself wearing than any of my male friends. That on top of the lack of crochet patterns saw me pass over this installment in the Stitch n' Bitch series.
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. I suspect the errata would be longer than the book itself. Knitter, beware!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, my son wants me to make all of the patterns in it for himPublished 10 months ago by Beckpatt
Good simple knitting pattern book for male themed knitting projects. Beginner to intermediate level patterns.Published 14 months ago by tonileg
Wouldn't recommend it to any crocheter worth his salt.Published 16 months ago by Mr Duncan J S Ingram
Lots of cute patterns in this book. My husband liked a few of the sweaters and one of the scarves. All of the patterns seem easy to follow. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Angela