Knitting, Beading, and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister

Did you buy a Kindle version?

Update 4/7/2010: North Light has contacted us to let us know that Amazon kindleized the book without going through North Light's quality checks. They have requested that Amazon remove the Kindle version until an acceptable version is made, which is in process. In the meanwhile, you can still download the original charts in the Kindle section as PDFs.

4/1/2010:Oh, you poor sucker. We had no part in that (and get no dollars from it), but we've heard that the charts are terrible-looking and basically unusable. We recommend you inform our publisher, North Light, which is an imprint of F+W Media, at And in the meanwhile, we've made the original charts available to you in the Kindle section as PDFs. Happy crafting, and sorry for your luck!

About the Book

"You are about to embark on a wondrous journey, full of flowers, and light, and—wait, wrong book. This book is about the darker side of craft....If you are familiar with our website, this will be like an old friend, except it won't call you at three in the morning asking for bail money."

More than just a hip* knitting/crochet book: Fiber enthusiasts, DIY fashion designers and other dark-minded crafters alike will be inspired by the wide variety of cool, nontraditional projects, to try something new.

Filled with projects such as the Tough Baby Sweater, the I [Skull] Trouble Tote and a sleek, black duct-tape corset, Anticraft takes an approach much sought after by the growing audience of hot publications like BUST, Ready Made and Craft: transforming traditional crafts into quirky wearable fashion. Featuring a variety of knitting, crochet, stitching and beading projects the book instructs, inspires and entertains. Includes quirky sidebars such as "How to tap into your dark side" and "The top five reasons it's good to be an AntiCrafter", plus comic strip art, recipes and more.

*We didn't write this description and would never condone the use of the word "hip."