Knitting for Men: Cool sweaters he’ll love

So many of my friends try to knit for their husbands or boyfriends, with very limited success. I guess guys are pretty picky about their knits because I know of only two successful guy knits in my entire circle of knitting friends, which is a pretty healthy number of people.

After the latest failure (we all thought it was going to be a winner but the recipient thought it was too girly even though he had okayed the pattern before the knitting commenced!), I decided to pull together some pattern ideas for my friends. I ran these by my brother, who's a fashion-forward type of guy, and he gave me the thumbs up on all three patterns.

Here you go:

Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood Surf Stripes Raglan by Christine Loren Lattice and Hollow Cardigan by Kim Hamlin

I think my friends' guys would love any one of these knitting patterns for men. It's tough to find them, but Interweave to the rescue, as always. I might knit one for my brother, too. Maybe the Cobblestone—I love its classic style and well-placed garter-stitch details. But the Surf Stripes Raglan is so cool, too. Oh, heck, I like them all. I'll let him choose.

Download one or more of these patterns today!


P.S. Do you have a story about knitting for the men in your life? Share it with us in the comments!

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