Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You'll Want to Wear

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Perfect for Him. Perfect for Her.
Everyone wants the perfect cozy sweater. One they can dress up or down. It should be simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her. Rediscover the boyfriend sweater, a versatile garment that both guys and girls will fall head over heels for.
Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has reinvented the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Knit ...
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Overview

Perfect for Him. Perfect for Her.
Everyone wants the perfect cozy sweater. One they can dress up or down. It should be simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her. Rediscover the boyfriend sweater, a versatile garment that both guys and girls will fall head over heels for.
Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has reinvented the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Knit up a luxurious cardigan perfect for any important occasion, a varsity pullover with his-and-her initials, or one of four soft and sophisticated texture-rich scarves for you or him. Throughout, you’ll find tips to adapt each pattern, alter the proportions, and choose yarns to make the look more masculine or feminine. Plus, learn 19 knitting techniques you’ve always wanted to master, including brioche stitch, reversible cables, and Fair Isle, as well as seaming techniques to give your projects a professional finish.
Whether you’re knitting for yourself or for the man in your life, these gorgeous projects are sure to be classics you’ll wear—or borrow—for years to come.
 
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Editorial Reviews

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"The nineteen garments and accessories Weinstein has created are guy-friendly classics with universal appeal...Whether you're interested in a 'His' or 'Hers,' you'll find a well-thought-out project to stitch." - Vogue Knitting magazine

"The perfect jumper is one that's simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her, and Bruce Weinstein's collection of boyfriend sweaters do just that! With 19 unisex projects to make, the designs are wardrobe classics that you'll be wearing (or borrowing!) for years to come." - Let's Knit magazine

"The designs tend more towards the classic than the trendy, and they look like sweaters the guys I know in Real Life would actually wear. But knit in a smaller size and in a different color, they would look equally good on women...If you are looking for a set of nice classic designs for both men and women, look no further." - Wendy D. Johnson, WendyKnits.net and author of Socks from the Toe-Up

"Break the sweater curse with Boyfriend Sweaters by Bruce Weinstein...With classic shapes and sophisticated details, these comfortable, effortlessly wearable sweaters are right on trend." --Interweave Knits

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307587121
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 688,826
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE WEINSTEIN is an expert on men’s knitwear, a knitwear designer, and the author of Knits Men Want. Bruce picked up the needles after a successful career as a chef and food writer with his partner, Mark Scarbrough, of sixteen years. They are award-winning and bestselling authors of more than twenty cookbooks. Visit Bruce at www.bruceandmark.com.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
A Brief Introduction
How to Use this Book
A Note About Sizing

Chapter 1
Line and Drape
Reading Patterns
Size is Everything
Reading Schematics
Understanding Charts
Getting Gauge
Increasing and Decreasing
Picking up Stitches
Sewing in Zippers
Sewing Seams
Cables
Oversized Turtleneck
Color Block Jersey
Off-Center Half-Zip Mock Turtle
Camel Cabled Cardigan
Essay: The Curse

Chapter 2
Texture
Shaker Rib Stitch, or Knitting One Below
Slipped Stitches
Woven Stitches—Linen and Tweed
Gathered Slipped Stitches
Shaker Cardigan
Linen Scarf or Wrap
Seed Placket Pullover
Textured Argyle Cardigan
Honeycomb Pullover
Essay: Merino, Silk, and Duck Confit

Chapter 3
Reversibility
Double Knitting
Reversible Cables
Herringbone Stitch
Reversible Cable Scarf
Double-Knit Double-Knot Scarf
Reversible Paisley Hat
Boat Neck Faux Rib Pullover
Reversible Herringbone Scarf
Essay: Knitting with Scissors

Chapter 4
Color
Intarsia
Duplicate Stitch Embroidery
Fair Isle, or Stranded Knitting
Varsity Sweater
Funnel Neck Pullover with Raglan Details
Fair Isle Cardigan
Plaid Pullover
Houndstooth Cardigan
Essay: My Father’s Sweater

Abbreviations
Yarns
Standard Yarn Weight System
Project Index
Index
 

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    I love the sweaters in this book.  I've struggled to find good b

    I love the sweaters in this book.  I've struggled to find good basic sweater patterns I can make for the men in my life. These sweaters are absolutely perfect. I can even see making a few of the designs in more feminine colors for myself. My one complaint is the yarn choices Bruce makes.  He chooses high end yarns (one sweater is made from baby camel that would cost more than I paid for my husband's wedding band) and gives gauge for the pattern rather than stockinette. It is possible to substitute these yarns with more economical choices, but it requires some research to find the original yarn's gauge and some math skills to substitute different types of yarns. I would definitely recommend this book, but be aware that you may have to find different yarns than what's recommended. 

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