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About the Author

Martin Storey, Sharon Brant, and Peter Williams have contributed to many books on knitting and design. Classic Knits for Real Women was compiled by Rowan, the leading European publisher of knitting titles. Storey, Brant, and Williams live in the United Kingdom.

Wendy Baker has been a teacher within all levels of education. She is now retired and works as a research assistant. Her interests and concerns are in contemporary European philosophy, psychoanalysis and theology.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 135 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton Press (September 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561589926
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561589920
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #408,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a man who knits (and has for 35 years) I am always interested in new patterns that I can make for myself or make for loved ones. This is a nicely laid out book and I enjoy reading it again and again, although the artsy, sparse, "on location" shots of many of the projects don't really allow for any clear, full views of the completed item, but rather partial sections which I found annoying and puzzling.

I have ordered the Scottish Tweed for the Argyll V-Neck and it was very expensive (even after several hours of online searching for the "best" price) and 2 of the colors were out of stock at every online source I tried. I finally found an online shop that claimed to have them in stock and I placed an order; they backordered twice and I now have 2 of the 3 colors in the mail and am looking forward to knitting this beautiful vest when and if I get the 3rd color. I hope it turns out well after laying out that huge amount of money for the wool.

What I am not so happy with are these issues: 1. all projects are piecework and must be sewn together -- no knitting in the round, which I sometimes prefer, especially with socks and caps. 2. The recommended yarns and colors are hard to come by where I live in the US, in my experience, and very expensive, especially since the projects require large amounts of wool since they are knit on small needles and I'm a big, tall guy. I'm going to try ordering for the next project straight from the UK. I don't like to have to search and search for a suitable substitute and wonder how the finished project will change and if it will look OK if I do have to substitute. 3. Almost everything is knit on small needles and with DK or Aran weight yarn. I like some things in this weight but I also like working with worsted weight and bulky wools.
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When Martin Storey and Wendy Baker were approached to design a book of men's patterns for Rowan, they "realized that most men prefer garments that are comfortable, and prefer colors that are not too `gaudy'." Yet the knitters making these sweaters want a project full of interesting stitches rather than miles of plain stockinette stitch in brown.

Storey and Baker found the middle ground in their new book Knitting for Him: 27 Classic Projects to Keep Him Warm - garments knitters are happy to undertake and the man in your life will be happy to wear. This volume contains have many of the "standard" garments knit for men: the argyle cardigan, the fisherman's guernsey, the tennis sweater and the classic ribbed cardigan. But this isn't Dick van Dyke's argyle sweater - the silhouette is elongated and relaxed, featuring a single panel of argyle on each side of the front and a single diamond on each sleeve. Edgings are in moss stitch and, rather than the standard deep v-neck, the sweater buttons all the way up and has a small, stand-up collar.

Storey's attention to detail is most clearly illustrated in the "Plain Guernsey." At first glance, this appears to be a very basic stockinette sweater; however, on closer inspection the interesting construction elements become clear. The front and back are basic squares with a garter stitch edging on three sides. Shaping is provided for the armhole and neck by using traditional gussets and sleeves have ribbing at top and bottom. Knit in a luxurious blend of cashmere and wool, the result is a garment that is fun to knit and a pleasure to wear.

All the sweaters in Knitting for Him are designed to fit chest sizes 40" to 48" (102 - 122 cm) and there are projects here for ever skill level. Patterns are also included for hats, scarves, mitts and socks, ensuring the man in your life is covered head-to-toe in hand-knitting.

Armchair Interviews says: Garments your man will want to wear.
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By JC on September 27, 2007
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I'm tiring of the many knitting books that continue to offer yet another trendy felted bag, leg warmers, capelet (*who* wears those anyway?), poncho (personally, I was happy never to see these again after 1976), iPod cover (really, does your iPod need a knitted garment?). You get the idea. This book offers beautiful, classical sweaters. Practical, elegant. Ten years from now they will continue to impress and you won't scratch your head pondering, "What was I thinking?"
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This is a great book by Martin Storey and Wendy Baker. The designs are classic and will suit most men; they are not overly trendy and colorful, which can be a problem with knitting for men. I am about to start Wendy Baker's gorgeous herringbone jacket from page 69.

The designs range from the simple stockinette to fair isles and intarsia or both. The silhouettes range from slim and fitted to chunky and loose. There are nice uses of textures, slip stitches and colors. The only drawback to this book is the yarn, which are all Rowan's (this is after all, a Rowan book). Rowan yarns, as we know, are some of the priciest on the market; however, most of the yarns can be easily substituted. I am substituting a Peace Fleece worsted yarn for the more costly Rowan Scottish Tweed aran called for in the herringbone jacket.

This being said, I have no qualms about recommending this book. Get it; you won't be disappointed!
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The only current book dedicated to men's knitted patterns I've found appealing, with lots of projects that I've added to my project queue. No silly 'accessories' like laptop cases or ipod covers, no 'I'm so hip' skull motifs, just classic, imaginative designs that don't look like you could have gotten the same sweater down at the local discount store. Unlike a previous reviewer, I find a good range of gauges.
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