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Men's Knits: 20 New Classics

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  52 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Whether you’re a man or a woman, chances are you’re holding this book because you want to find the right knitting project for a man in your life—be it your husband, your dad, or your best friend. But men are difficult to buy clothes for, not to mention knit for. They don’t want anything fussy, or too trendy. The color palette needs to be classic and the yarn should be soft ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Potter Craft (first published 2009)
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Nov 15, 2010 Phoebe rated it liked it
Shelves: crafttastic
I don't know if "currently reading" is the right term. More like ogling. This, my friends, is knit porn. Those "unconventionally" attractive men photographed in beautiful light, those scarves and sweaters! That hat.
Dec 22, 2013 Abbey rated it really liked it
BOTTOM LINE: Superb writing/information, good patterns, nice/careful instructions, pretty photos of handsome men. Four stars, because while I found a couple of very nice/interesting patterns, they used really large needles, which I hate, so none of the designs were usable for me. ymmv.

I generally very much enjoy Erika Knight's designs, and this was no exception. Nice, strong sweaters and accessories (manly??!) using large or enormous needles, nice tweedy/neutral colors, and classic designs made
May 05, 2014 Jackie rated it liked it
A couple of good patterns, but this book got me wondering . . . why is it that handknit garments for men always seem to look handmade, and not in a beautiful artisanal way, but in a slightly frumpy, haven't-quite-mastered-tailoring-or-even-stitches kind of way.
Jessica Dykins
Mar 18, 2014 Jessica Dykins rated it it was amazing
Shelves: diy
I will be making 5-6 of these patterns for my sweetie <3 I have been looking at Men's knitting books for a few days now and this is the first that I have found with patterns that are timeless and that my bf would wear.
Sep 09, 2015 Michele rated it it was amazing
Beautiful designs, loved the scarf made with Rowan Big Wool (100% merino wool) in Lime Green (CO 26), hats too, sweaters are gorgeous.
Mar 27, 2015 Mckinley rated it did not like it
I thought the patterns were ugly or very boring; I wouldn't want to make any of these.
Oct 17, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, library
There are so few modern knitting patterns for men that this book is a stand out. The projects are simple and streamlined but still fashion forward. It's nice that among the eye candy models there are also some men of more typical proportions as well. My dh, who is ridiculously picky, liked several projects and specifically requested two of the sweaters.
Oct 05, 2012 Lucia rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-crafts
Very attractive and hip menswear to knit. Great photos, and the multiculti models are appreciated!
But I mostly like to knit easy things, so these patterns are too high-maintenance for me.
Fun to look at though!
Jan 01, 2013 Carmine rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
have checked this out from the library countless times. A good mix of basic sweaters in a variety of weights.

Tristan wants the 50s style cardigan in brown.
Sue Smith
Apr 24, 2010 Sue Smith rated it really liked it
Shelves: craft, knitting
I was given this book for my birthday with a bunch of the projects flagged by my son!
Jan 12, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
Great patterns for guys! Now if only I could knit something other than scarves...
Sep 14, 2012 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
A few possibly usable patterns, although a few changes are likely even in those.
Oct 20, 2011 Carole rated it really liked it
Shelves: crafts

classic style sweaters,vests, hats---Most beyond my level of expertise
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Keep it simple, chic and contemporary! So says Erika, textile designer and fashion design consultant, whose trademark has been the traditional with a twist. Coming into knitting via fine art training, she is highly regarded in her field and works for many international companies designing ready-to-wear ranges. Author of Comforts of Home (Martingale), her latest book is Simple Knits for Cherished B ...more
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