Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Is it summer? Why am I knitting a sweater?

Is it Summer? Sunday we had 80 degree weather and today it was 78. So warm and just a little breeze. I know this is one of the reasons I still live here. The traffic, high cost of living and crowds are trying at times but enjoying the Summer sun in dead of winter is wonderful.

On the knitting front. I'm actively looking for a"man" sweater pattern. Looking for some cables as a trim or accent not the whole sweater. I like the Vee-neck pull over style or Shawl collar if it's a button down cardi. I was looking at patterns but am at a loss right now. Anyone have a good idea for for a nice sweater that would work for a tall, 6'5" thin man? I can use a pattern for a lady and remove the shaping or short rows. I'm looking for a style. Any pictures would help. Our summer weather will leave and yes I would wear it on knit nights because we meet in beach communities.

I have 1600 yards of worsted weight superwash in a deep wine color.

This is on the coffee table as inspiration. Quite a neat little yarn holder.
Any and all suggestions will be welcomed.


  1. I have one suggestion, look at this url http://www.ravelry.com/projects/brooklyntweed/saddle-shoulder-aran-cardigan-wg63-so49
    here in Croatia is still very cold!

  2. Vicky8:36 AM

    Since it appears that you are a book junkie like me (based on looking at your Ravelry library)...I would suggest you check out Men in Knits by Tara Jon Manning. You can look at all of the patterns on Ravelry - I like the Chain Link Pullover. It contains some great sweater patterns some with cables and some without and is less than $20 on Amazon.

    Good luck!

  3. I'll trade your 80's for my 19 degrees at almost 10am.

  4. I love Jarred's CObblestone sweater (I know, no cables) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cobblestone

    Another thought - why not design your own?

    send some warmth this way please - while we didn't get the snow that Boston did, it's still freezing in NYC :-|

  5. Hi Jerry, I would suggest Inspired Cables by Fiona Ellis if you like cables. She has some great designs for men. Some of simple others quite complex. Also, if you need the book, I have it! I can bring it tomorrow night.

  6. I think EZ's saddle shoulder design is very flattering on men. You could customize the neckline to suit your vision. Knitspot recently knit her own version of a saddle shoulder pullover. The link is here - http://knitspot.com/?m=200712&paged=2
    (If that doesn't work, it is the December 25, 2007, post.)

  7. Very spacy, and cute yarn holder! I would love to get one for myself!


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