Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch : Knitting for Men 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men, Paperback

Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch : Knitting for Men 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men Paperback

Part of the Stitch 'n Bitch series

3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


"Son of a Stitch 'n Bitch" is everything you need to know to knit and crochet for the men and boys in your life - from what men will and won't wear, body types and fit issues, choosing colours and fibres and texture, to how to adjust and adapt patterns for men.

The 45 projects have a hip, contemporary urban feel - they are vetted by guys and are things that men will actually wear.

This is the book that will put and end to "the curse of the boyfriend sweater."


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 228 pages, full colour photography & illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
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  • Category: Knitting & crochet
  • ISBN: 9780761146179



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Interesting patterns, but not as inspiring as I found the other books to be. There are a couple of really neat sweaters (including a really nice crocheted one), but I don't see any men in my life wanting to wear them (just a little too 'hipster' for their tastes)

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I got this from the library particularly for the Beer Mitts pattern and it is a great one. The rest of the book is OK, but I have to say that my husband would not be caught dead in most of the items in this book. But this book is not alone, I have been amused lately by the patterns that are being printed for men. Maybe we are just too old.

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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.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, interestingCeltic Beanie - also double knitted, celtic knotwork.Brooklyn Bridge Scarf - for the architect or NY fan, double knitHalf-Pipe Hat - a crossover between a watchcap and a baseball cap. Basically a baseball cap with a smaller peak - knittedAntlers scarf - Knitted scarf with antler style cabling.Ski Beanie - knit flat cap with a contrast trimNaughty/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 yarnRoll-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 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 sleevesHigh 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 designsBiker 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 kntted jumper with round neck, dropped sleeves and knit detailsGatsby - 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. KnittedThreads - 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.