Knits Men Want

Knits Men Want

The 10 Rules Every Woman Should Know Before Knitting for A Man : Plus the Only 10 Patterns She'll Ever Need

Book - 2010
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For as long as women have been knitting, they've been knitting garments for men--only to have men hide their lovingly created pieces in drawers and closets. Men aren't being intentionally cruel; they're just not comfortable in knitwear made with bright colors, itchy yarn, or flashy designs.
So what'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. "Men Are Babies" explains why guys need to wear soft fabrics. "Men Hate Fittings" describes how to create a sweater based on one that'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.
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010
ISBN: 9781584798408
Branch Call Number: 746.4320432 Wei 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 127 p. :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Flood, Jared


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Nov 26, 2016

I agree with the last comment. I tried several patterns in the book and they have fatal flaws in them. Move on....

Aug 19, 2014

I found this book utterly useless...

Nov 03, 2011

Fantastic modern styles - not a baggy sweater in sight!

Jun 30, 2011

Some great patterns! There are a couple I want to make for myself :)

May 23, 2011

Fantastic book - just exactly what it says - 10 rules about men and how that translates to knitting for them. The stories are great, illustrative and familiar and the patterns are easy to follow too!

Jul 17, 2010

Fun to read. Ten patterns for the ten rules about understanding men. Also a chart comparing the differences in how we think. It helps me understand why some of the sweaters I knit for my menfolk have been worn only by myself.


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Apr 09, 2015

I was very interested in the watch cap. Will try and knit one from the pattern in this book.

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