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Old 02-19-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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have never read stitch n bitch
But I keep being told how great it is, it's not in my local bookshop (I like to browse knitting books before I buy). Is it worth ordering off Amazon if I already know how to knit? or are the patterns that fantastic...
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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I would really recommend you go to the website. You can see pictures of all the patterns. If you really like them, then go for it! Otherwise, don't bother and put your money on something else! I personally like the books but this isn't the case for everybody.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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I've leafed through them, but have never really found a good reason to buy them
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:34 PM   #4
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I have Stitch 'n Bitch, but really...I'm not a fan. I've read through it, and I did find some sections helpful, but her writing style is seriously over the top, in my opinion. It's like she tries way too hard to be "trendy" and "hip". The patterns are cute, but I've not made any of them yet. I couldn't learn to knit from the book, I learned from Amy's videos. I do keep it around, though, in case I need to refresh my memory about something and don't have access to a computer.

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Old 02-19-2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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I wouldn't buy it for the patterns--too "hip" for my taste (but I'm a bitter middle-aged man).

However, I *love* this book. I use it as a reference constantly, and I have a lot of other knitting books. I checked out of the library repeatedly before I finally bought my own copy, and I don't regret it. It's comparatively inexpensive as knitting books go.
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:08 PM   #6
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i like this book, as well as the sequel, STitch N' Bitch Nation. If you don't buy it for the patterns, I would buy it for Debbie Stoller's writing style. I love the Stitch N' Bitch books.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:45 AM   #7
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I haven't read it either. I flipped through it, but wasn't really excited about it so I put it down.

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:11 AM   #8
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I got them used on Amazon, but Ive never made anything from them. I just like to collect knitting books- bad habit, but I like to look at them, even if I never make a single pattern from them!
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:45 AM   #9
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I have both of them because my LYS required them for the knitting classes I had taken. I can honestly say I do not like either one of them. There are some things I would consider knitting but not anything I'm dying to do. Now I just learned to crochet and I *really* like the Happy Hooker book but I don't want to waste money on another SNB. Just my 2 cents!

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Old 02-20-2007, 11:08 AM   #10
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I have them but have never read them cover to cover. I think she's got some good explanations and handy bits of information but like others, I've never made any of the patterns--most are not my taste. I enjoy her writing style and I often laugh outloud when reading something she writes.

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