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Knitting for Him: 27 Classic Projects to Keep Him Warm Paperback – September 25, 2007
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About the Author
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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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.Read more ›
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.
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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Fab patterns - can't wait to get started! Seller was excellent as well - thank you.Published 14 months ago by sureen
Awesome. This has been a fun book with amazing patterns for men. I have been very satisfied with the purchase.Published on October 18, 2013 by Anita Higgins
I was anticipating the arrival of this book for several projects. Once received I tried a couple, and was pleased with the results.Published on April 29, 2013 by Roan
I was pleased with this book because it has so many sweater projects for men! Most are pretty classic in style, though with updated details and colors. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by Nkeithf
I was hoping to get a book that would be as good as Scarf Style with knits specifically for men. Unfortunately I found the patterns bit confusing. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Leo Helminen