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The Knitting Man(ual): 20+ Projects for Guys Hardcover – September 1, 2007
"Go Big Knits" from the editors of Marie Claire Idees
Knit designs from the editors of Marie Claire Idées to ensure that women of all body shapes and types will look—and feel—fantastic. Learn more
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Top Customer Reviews
When presented with The Knitting Man(ual), I admit to some skepticism. I'd seen books of knitting patterns for men written by women (most of whom wrote the patterns for what they'd like to see on the men in their lives or even what they'd like to knit for the men in their lives and then steal to wear) that left me feeling the entire range of emotions from mild disappointment to full-on disdain. To say that I'm a skeptic about certain subjects would be like saying that the surface of the sun is a little warm.
The Knitting Man(ual) is a great collection. The introduction is a fun read; the techniques section is mercifully short and concise. And then there's the patterns themselves. Classic styling, good-to-fantastic instructions and charts, very little confusion (admittedly, I was thrown off by the picture for the Seaweed Throw vs. the chart -- the photo shows the throw turned at a 90 degree angle to the chart; turn one sideways), and wonderful color choices for the knitted models make this book a good choice for all knitters.
Admittedly, there are some patterns that didn't thrill me (such as the Saturday Morning Slippers), but then there were some delightful (and I don't use that word often) surprises, like the Everyday Sweater.Read more ›
I am a begining knitter, but I am starting on a sweater from this book now. I LOVE the sock patterns! This is one of the first books that has realistic "man sized" socks.The vest was a little geeky, but if your man likes vests, it should work beautifully. Instructions are clear and a good summary of basic skills.
I've made many of the patterns and been happy with every one of them.
The patterns were too fussy for the men I know, and the photographs were not particularly good.
If you have men to knit for, please look at Knits Men Want. Really.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is well written and illustrated, and presents a good range of projects from very simple to ambitious.Published 19 months ago by R. McNutt
I like all the projects and how it written. The photography is excellent. Too bad my husband doesn't knit.Published 21 months ago by Karen R
I was a little did pointed in the content of the book but overall it is very useful for anyone knitting for a man.Published 23 months ago by Inge Mallory
Looked inside. Saw a man's bare, tattooed chest. Won't be buying this book.Published 23 months ago by Lynne Schultz
Amusing and effective approach to a book of knitting patterns! Title caught my eye but the quality and variety of patterns won my vote. The hooded tank will be my first project.Published on May 6, 2014 by Darla M. Ostrum
Really a with it book on cool projects. Great illustrations and directions. Knitting is making a comeback--thanks Amazon for selecting this for sale.Published on June 26, 2013 by Kindle Kare
The patterns in this book are ok, most do not interest me, but there are a few that I will consider knitting.Published on May 21, 2013 by Sara M Nelson