Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Knits Men Want
For as long as women have been knitting, theyÌ_å«ve been knitting garments for menÌ_Ìøonly to have men hide their lovingly created pieces in drawers and closets. Men arenÌ_å«t being intentionally cruel; theyÌ_å«re just not comfortable in knitwear made with bright colors, itchy yarn, or flashy designs.
So whatÌ_å«s a knitter to do? Understand the male psyche, says knitting instructor Bruce Weinstein. In Knits Men Wan he presents ten hilarious essays, each based on a rule that helps women knit for men successfully. Ì_̍Men Are BabiesÌ_̱ explains why guys need to wear soft fabrics. Ì_̍Men Hate FittingsÌ_̱ describes how to create a sweater based on one thatÌ_å«s in his wardrobe. Following each essay is a timeless master pattern, from socks, hats, and scarves to an array of sweaters, all in a range of sizes and most written for multiple gauges. With this book in hand, women finally have the secret to knitting garments that men will appreciate and actually wear.