Friday, 23 April 2010

Son of Stitch & Bitch

( link) Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch ( link) Bookdepository Link Ravelry Link

Types of patterns: Accessories and garments for men

Number of Patterns: 45

Split of patterns: Men

Size Range: 40"-58" (not in all garments)

Colour/Black & White : Mostly colour, most of the charts are colour too

Schematics: For the Garments

Target Audience: Mostly intermediate makes.

How to knit guide: No, some guides for some of the advanced issues

Experimental/Classical/Modern: pretty modern stuff.

Comments: It's a book for quite a younger set of men. I wasn't quite impressed with a lot of it. There are both crochet and knitted patterns in this. Though the knitted patterns are far more numerous.

All Pattern links are to Ravelry

Skull Isle Hat and Mittens - knitted pattern. For the guy who likes skulls, not bad if that's what you're into

Lidsville - Crocheted hat with a peak.

Uncle Argyle Scarves, Double knitted scarves, interesting

Celtic Beanie - also double knitted, celtic knotwork.

Brooklyn Bridge Scarf - for the architect or NY fan, double knit

Half-Pipe Hat - a crossover between a watchcap and a baseball cap. Basically a baseball cap with a smaller peak - knitted

Antlers scarf - Knitted scarf with antler style cabling.

Ski Beanie - knit flat cap with a contrast trim

Naughty/Nice Scarf - Illusion knitting of a pole dancer.

Beer Gloves - fingerless gloves knitted with some cabling and with some seed stitching to help grip, specifically for opening beer bottles.

Swelligant Scarf - reversible cables, knit with a fine silk and wool yarn

Roll-Ups - Crocheted scarves that roll up to form either a smilley face or a sushi roll.

Cable Guy - raglan knitted jumper with large cables.

Cobra - zibbered neck with collar and contrast stripes to break up the miles of knitting.

Mr Stripey - knitted Slip stitch pattern with three colours.

Pub Crawler - knitted Cable stitch and celtic armband faux-tattoo colourwork piece. Body done in one colour and Sleeves and neck done in another with the colourwork taking the main colour.

Love - knit v-neck tank cop with contrast edging in two colours and cablework, tennis or cricket echoes.

Blueprint: Crocheted waistcoat with a zippered front and colour detail.

Anchors Aweigh - knitted v-neck tank top in fair-isle with anchor motifs.

Smokin' - Smoking jacket style knitted in chunky yarn. This is worked in one piece to the armholes with a shawl collar.

Mixology - Knitted with two yarns together in the round from the bottom up. The sample uses Noro Silk Garden as the contrast yarn giving it striping without a lot of effort. THe black background colour tones it down nicely.

High-Top Hoodie - body knit plain with contrast sleeves and hood. Stripes on the hood and sleeves in a third colour. Raglan sleeves

High Fidelity : Fair isle strips across the middle would break the knitting nicely. the pattern is of a 45 record adapter, a nice nod to modern designs

Biker Boy - Zipped cardigan knit with skull motif on a shoulder the skull is swiss darned on afterwards to add wear protection for someone who wears a messenger bag. The collar has two colour contrast lining.

Hacky Sack Hoodie - Plain knitted hoodie broken with Noro stripes. Pocket to the front.

Ernie Sweater - horizontal stripe jumper knitted, echoes Ernie of Muppet fame's jumper with four colours.

Retropolitan Cardigan - Three colour stripes on this raglan sleeved knitted cardigan designed with large buttons. V-necked.

Checks and Balances - boxy knitted jumper with round neck, dropped sleeves and knit details

Gatsby - Crocheted jumper with some stitch detail and a polo neck.

Speed Racer - Saddle shoulder with a stripe, round neck jumper, knitted

Hangover Helpers - Cushions shaped like drink bottles with "Jefferson Irish Whiskey" and "Beermeister" stitched on. Yes they look somewhat like Jameson and Budweiser bottles.

Look Sharp Socks - Entrelac forms diamonds for these knitted socks in two colours, stitch details on the squares.

DJ Bag - messenger style bag with a cassette in colourwork, designed to be big enough for vinyl records. Knitted

Threads - Knitted socks with some cable detail.

Tubey- Knitted athletic style socks with contrast cuffs.

Wheel on Fire - Steering wheel cosy. Knitted.

Lucky Socks - Inartasia worked socks, knit flat until after the inartasia and then knit in the round for the rest of the socks. Dice on the socks showing sevens in all directions. Afterthought heel.

Tie me Up, Tie me Down. Ties knitted in hemp, with skull and robot motifs.

Deadly Bear. Knit Teddy bear with pool of blood and bee on top.

Lucha Libre - Mexican Wrestling style balaclava. Knitted

Buy/Borrow: Borrow, if you're male check through to see if something grabs you, if you're female make sure that the man you're knitting for approves of the designs. Mine found nothing that grabbed him. It's also not really a crochet book, it's a knitting book that happens to have some crochet.

Where found: Dublin City Public Libraries has some copies, including the one I used for this review.

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