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Knits for men

For the guys!

Portuguese Fisherman’s Sweater

Throughout history, the art of knitting has been practiced across all genders and ages. So why is it so hard to find patterns for men? Here’s a list of knitting patterns featuring just that:

First, I just have to mention that we are super excited to be carrying [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . This is a beautiful publication geared towards men who knit and those who knit for them. Learn more about this cool magazine in my recent blog post here.

 

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The [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is a favorite year after year. This stand-by pullover features sizes for the whole family and it looks great in almost any worsted weight wool. Easy enough for a beginner, but with a patterned yoke that makes it interesting for all. Try it in Bartlettyarns Maine Wool - Sport Yarn orĀ Peace Fleece Yarn for a classic New England look, or Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn for something extra soft and refined in amazing tweed colors.

 

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Portuguese Fisherman Pullover - Pattern download  Portuguese Fisherman Pullover - Pattern download
Bartlettyarns Maine Wool - Sport Yarn Bartlettyarns Maine Wool - Sport Yarn
Peace Fleece Yarn Peace Fleece Yarn
Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed Yarn

If you’re looking for smaller projects, the Men's Heavy Weight Boot Sock by Knitting Pure and Simple is an easy choice. These can be rugged and warm knit up in Tuffy Canadian Sock Yarn or Norumbega Yarn, or make a pair of soft house socks out of Malabrigo Merino Worsted Wool Yarn.

 

Men's Heavy Weight Boot Sock by Knitting Pure and Simple  Men's Heavy Weight Boot Sock by Knitting Pure and Simple
Tuffy Canadian Sock Yarn Tuffy Canadian Sock Yarn
Norumbega Yarn Norumbega Yarn
Malabrigo Merino Worsted Wool Yarn Malabrigo Merino Worsted Wool Yarn

There’s also the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] pattern, which is a real classic. These would be lovely knit up in Peace Fleece Yarn.

 

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Candide Ragg Socks and Cap Number 38 - Pattern download  Candide Ragg Socks and Cap Number 38 - Pattern download
Peace Fleece Yarn Peace Fleece Yarn

For a warm, sturdy hat I always recommend Double Knit Hats. Use Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn for lots of color options!

 

Double Knit Hats  Double Knit Hats
Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn

Men's Vest is a super simple vest that can be knit out of Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn for an easy to wash wardrobe staple.

 

Men's Vest  Men's Vest
Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn

I really like the Basic Cardigan Vest for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple, especially made out of Lamb's Pride Worsted Yarn – the subtle sheen and fuzz of this yarn makes it one of my favorites to work with.

 

Basic Cardigan Vest for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple  Basic Cardigan Vest for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple
Lamb's Pride Worsted Yarn Lamb's Pride Worsted Yarn

The Men's Vest by Knitting Pure and Simple is another great classic. Make it out of Cascade 220 Superwash Wool Yarn for an easy to wash piece, or use Harrisville Highland Yarn - Washed Skeins for a wooly, rugged Maine garment.

 

Men's Vest by Knitting Pure and Simple  Men's Vest by Knitting Pure and Simple
Cascade 220 Superwash Wool Yarn Cascade 220 Superwash Wool Yarn
Harrisville Highland Yarn - Washed Skeins Harrisville Highland Yarn - Washed Skeins

Sweaters, though! The Men's Neck Down Henley Knitting Pure and Simple is a wonderfully wearable piece. Use your favorite worsted weight yarn for a versatile sweater that suits any style.

 

Men's Neck Down Henley Knitting Pure and Simple  Men's Neck Down Henley Knitting Pure and Simple

Another basic wardrobe staple is the Neck Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple. This can be made out of one of the classic New England woolies (like Peace Fleece Yarn or Bartlettyarns Maine Wool Yarn), or use the softer Malabrigo Merino Worsted Wool Yarn for a more colorful finish.

 

Neck Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple  Neck Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple
Peace Fleece Yarn Peace Fleece Yarn
Bartlettyarns Maine Wool Yarn Bartlettyarns Maine Wool Yarn
Malabrigo Merino Worsted Wool Yarn Malabrigo Merino Worsted Wool Yarn

For a fancier piece, consider the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . This is a luxurious piece when knit out of Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre Yarn, or choose your favorite DK weight yarn instead.

 

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Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre Yarn Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre Yarn

Looking for a basic V-neck? Check out the Neck Down V Neck Pullover for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple, which uses light worsted or DK weight yarn.

 

Neck Down V Neck Pullover for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple  Neck Down V Neck Pullover for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple

The Neckdown Cardigan for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple is another fun option if you’re tired of pullovers.

 

Neckdown Cardigan for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple  Neckdown Cardigan for Men by Knitting Pure and Simple

Another alternative to your basic pullover is the Neck Down Men's Hooded (Hoodie) Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple. Knit this cozy sweater out of Cascade Eco and Cascade Eco Plus Wool Yarn for a rugged, heathered finish, or use Heirloom Romney Yarn for a warm, slightly fuzzy, surprisingly soft piece.

 

Neck Down Men's Hooded (Hoodie) Pullover  by Knitting Pure and Simple  Neck Down Men's Hooded (Hoodie) Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple
Cascade Eco  and Cascade Eco Plus Wool Yarn Cascade Eco and Cascade Eco Plus Wool Yarn
Heirloom Romney Yarn Heirloom Romney Yarn

Lastly, you can always go traditional with the Fisherlad Guernsey - Yankee Knitter, a tried and true favorite. This deceptively easy to make sweater is great made from your favorite light worsted weight yarn.

 

Fisherlad Guernsey - Yankee Knitter  Fisherlad Guernsey - Yankee Knitter

Whether you’re knitting for yourself, or your favorite guy, these classic patterns will look great year after year!

 

 

 

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