For Him

This week I was out with friends and I was immediately captivated with one of my friends sweater. He was wearing a natural alpaca wool sweater with a clean design. This friend always has great knits and I realized that most of what I look at is designs that are made with women in mind. My friend inspired me to make an effort to widen my pattern inspiration to be more inclusive for the men who also love to knit and wear handmade knits. Below is a small sampling of great knits for him. Enjoy and happy knitting! 

Patch by Handworks Knitwear Designs

This classic scarf design never goes out of style. Add a pop of color with a neutral, and this scarf is perfect for the everyday winter wear. 

What you'll need:
Needle size: US 2 (2.75 mm) & US 3 (3.25 mm) OR US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 6 (4 mm)
Yardage: 870 - 1090 yards
Weight: Fingering or DK

 Patch by Handworks Knitwear Designs Image © Brooklyn Tweed

Patch by Handworks Knitwear Designs
Image © Brooklyn Tweed

 Patch by Handworks Knitwear Designs Image © Brooklyn Tweed

Patch by Handworks Knitwear Designs
Image © Brooklyn Tweed

 
 

Crochet 'Linen Stitch' Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns

Cozy up with some texture with this 'linen stitch' crochet scarf. This stitches up with a woven look. Keep it neutral for a refined look, or play with color for a unique scarf!

What you'll need:
Hook size: US G (4 mm) & US C (2.75 mm)
Yardage: 437 - 874 yards
Weight: Fingering

 Crochet 'Linen Stitch' Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Image © Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Crochet 'Linen Stitch' Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
Image © Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

 Crochet 'Linen Stitch' Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas Image © Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

Crochet 'Linen Stitch' Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas
Image © Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

 
 

Slade by Michele Wang

Everyone needs a good cardigan in their closet and this one does not disappoint. With clean, simple lines, and ribbed edges, this will be a go to for fall and winter!

What you'll need:
Needle size: US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 8 (5 mm) 
Yardage: 1235 - 1820 yards
Weight: Worsted

 Slade by Michele Wang Image © Brooklyn Tweed

Slade by Michele Wang
Image © Brooklyn Tweed

 Slade by Michele Wang Image © Brooklyn Tweed

Slade by Michele Wang
Image © Brooklyn Tweed

 
 

Telegraph Sweater by Peter Franzi

Crochet takes on cables with this classic winter sweater. I suggest keeping to a solid color to let the texture of the cables shine through!

What you'll need:
Hook size: US E (3.5 mm) & US F (3.75 mm)
Yardage: 2340 - 3640
Weight: Sport

 Telegraph Sweater by Peter Franzi Image © Interweave Crochet 2015

Telegraph Sweater by Peter Franzi
Image © Interweave Crochet 2015

 Telegraph Sweater by Peter Franzi Image © Interweave Crochet 2015

Telegraph Sweater by Peter Franzi
Image © Interweave Crochet 2015

 
 

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