Men in Knits

Men in Knits

by Tara Manning
     
 

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This collection of men’s sweater projects presents classic designs and trendy fashion-forward pieces, forgoing the stereotypical Mr. Rogers and Bill Cosby variety of sweater. Offering tips for overcoming men’s reluctance to wear sweaters, this book provides the tools needed for making the right choices in fit, color, texture, and style to create… See more details below

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This collection of men’s sweater projects presents classic designs and trendy fashion-forward pieces, forgoing the stereotypical Mr. Rogers and Bill Cosby variety of sweater. Offering tips for overcoming men’s reluctance to wear sweaters, this book provides the tools needed for making the right choices in fit, color, texture, and style to create beautiful, masculine knitted sweaters. Explored are how to understand his personal style and which colors and textures flatter particular physiques so that the sweater will be both enjoyable to knit and a favorite to wear. Patterns for Arans, Argyle, basket case, and cable rib are included for knitting cardigans, pullovers, V-necks, vests, and accessories such as scarves and gloves. Although intended for men, these sweaters have great unisex appeal and were developed for both new and seasoned knitters.

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Library Journal
Handknitted sweaters are a luxury-both in the yarns purchased to knit them and in the long hours devoted to the project. Thus, when that sweater you lovingly made for your husband or boyfriend ends up in the bottom of a drawer, it may be enough to end a beautiful relationship. Manning, a well-known knitwear designer with a background in apparel design and fiber arts, says that the trick in producing a garment your man will actually wear is involving him in the planning and knitting process. The first half of the book is devoted to just that: defining the man's personal style; choosing fibers, colors, and a pattern he will wear; and making adjustments based on his body type and the fit he prefers. The second portion of the book consists of a pattern collection of pullovers, vests, and cardigans, most in sizes from small to extra large. Designs for men's sweaters are rare in knitting magazines and books, so this should be a popular acquisition for public libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620333013
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,099,532
File size:
5 MB

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