Knitting for Men


I’d like to knit some sweaters for my son and my husband, especially since my son will be headed “north” for college.  Trouble with men’s sweaters, the fit is tricky.  I don’t want to knit something that is too baggy, too tight, too long, too short, too heavy, too light.  See where this is headed?  An almost impossible task!

I’m going to use a lighter worsted weight yarn…think Cascade 220 or Brooklyn Tweed Shelter.  Some of the sweaters that have made my short list are:

Although some of these sweaters call for heavier or lighter weight yarns than what I’d like to use,  I find that the “yarn ideas” on Ravelry is an extremely useful tool in helping to decide whether or not a pattern will work with the yarn that you have on hand.  It looks like my yarn selections have been used in most of these sweaters before.

Do you have any men’s sweaters that you loved knitting and that the recipient loved as well?  Share here!!