Knitting for Men

I've gotten some emails recently asking for knitting patterns for men. There are quite a few male members of Knitting Daily, and I think they're feeling a little left out. So, ask and you shall receive!

Here's a selection of wonderful knitting patterns for men, straight from the Knitting Daily Shop.

     Susan Dittrich's Aspinwall Pullover shows how a narrow color value range can be used for subtler, quieter effects, even when using highly contrasting colors. Though the orange and acid green are intense, they are wearable when set into a background band only a little lighter in value. Incorporate intense pops of color in unexpected places with this trick.

The Aspinwall incorporates this pop of color as well as raglan sleeves, ribbing, stockinette stitch, and an attractive zipper closure at the neckline.
Closeup of the colorwork detail on the cuffs.

Kristen TenDyke begins with the earflaps of the Whitman Cap and works her way through Fair Isle snowflakes to reach the crown shaping.

I love the wavy band that encloses the beautiful, classic snowflake motif. The movement that the wave line evokes is unique and eye-catching.

Any guy would love to wear (and knit) this good looking hat!

How cute is this father-daughter duo?

Deborah Newton knows a classic looks good any time, on anybody.

The Diamonds in Relief's trellis-cable panel grows organically out of bottom ribbing, while a carefully designed raglan shoulder-deeper in the front than in the back-works as well on little shoulders as on broad ones.

A garter neckband adds casual, easy versatility.

A contrasting band, slouchy shape, and interesting faux cable detailing makes Terri Kruse's Thoreau Hat a modern classic.

I love this hat so much, I bought the yarn to make it. I choose a dark gray for the main color and a periwinkle blue for the contrasting color.

This hat could easily be made for a man or a woman—just change the color combo!

I think these can be unisex patterns, too. Whether you're male or female, knit one or more of these patterns for yourself!


P.S. Are you a man who knits? What's your favorite thing to knit? Share it with us in the comments!

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