So a while back, Workmen Publishing was kind enough to send me a review copy of Debbie Stoller's new Stitch n Bitch Book: Superstar Knitting. Unfortunately, I had just gotten pregnant again and lost all motivation to do anything. Really, anything. So I've had Superstar Knitting on my to-review list for ages and I really liked it. It's a fantastic book for the knitter who has conquered the fundamentals and wants to stretch out into more advanced stuff like customizing fit, intarsia, lace, and design.
Superstar Knitting is instructive with clear illustrations that it's become an additional reference in my book collection. It has many simple tips that separate the amateurs from the knitting masters. One of my favorite tips is a little section on purl decreases on page 62, because those are often worked differently from knitted decreases, but no one ever specifies so you have to figure out how to do it yourself.
I would heartily recommend Superstar Knitting as a Christmas gift for any knitter. It features comprehensive techniques and engaging projects in affordable yarns. For me, I'm looking forward to knitting the Love Me or Leaf Me Bag -super cute!
I was only left wishing for one thing: Debbie Stoeller's introduction was fun to read. Her point of view of the increased popularity of knitting was refreshing to read and left me wanting to read more about her own knitting experiences. Maybe it's time for a book of essays?
Have you made anything from Stitch'N Bitch Superstar Knitting? What did you think?