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19 Designs for Him That You'll Want to Wear

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On Sale: December 18, 2012
Pages: 160 | ISBN: 978-0-307-58713-8
Published by : Potter Craft Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
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Perfect for Him. Perfect for Her.
Everyone wants the perfect cozy sweater. One they can dress up or down. It should be simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her. Rediscover the boyfriend sweater, a versatile garment that both guys and girls will fall head over heels for.
Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has reinvented the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Knit up a luxurious cardigan perfect for any important occasion, a varsity pullover with his-and-her initials, or one of four soft and sophisticated texture-rich scarves for you or him. Throughout, you’ll find tips to adapt each pattern, alter the proportions, and choose yarns to make the look more masculine or feminine. Plus, learn 19 knitting techniques you’ve always wanted to master, including brioche stitch, reversible cables, and Fair Isle, as well as seaming techniques to give your projects a professional finish.
Whether you’re knitting for yourself or for the man in your life, these gorgeous projects are sure to be classics you’ll wear—or borrow—for years to come.

Table of Contents

A Brief Introduction
How to Use this Book
A Note About Sizing

Chapter 1
Line and Drape
Reading Patterns
Size is Everything
Reading Schematics
Understanding Charts
Getting Gauge
Increasing and Decreasing
Picking up Stitches
Sewing in Zippers
Sewing Seams
Oversized Turtleneck
Color Block Jersey
Off-Center Half-Zip Mock Turtle
Camel Cabled Cardigan
Essay: The Curse

Chapter 2
Shaker Rib Stitch, or Knitting One Below
Slipped Stitches
Woven Stitches—Linen and Tweed
Gathered Slipped Stitches
Shaker Cardigan
Linen Scarf or Wrap
Seed Placket Pullover
Textured Argyle Cardigan
Honeycomb Pullover
Essay: Merino, Silk, and Duck Confit

Chapter 3
Double Knitting
Reversible Cables
Herringbone Stitch
Reversible Cable Scarf
Double-Knit Double-Knot Scarf
Reversible Paisley Hat
Boat Neck Faux Rib Pullover
Reversible Herringbone Scarf
Essay: Knitting with Scissors

Chapter 4
Duplicate Stitch Embroidery
Fair Isle, or Stranded Knitting
Varsity Sweater
Funnel Neck Pullover with Raglan Details
Fair Isle Cardigan
Plaid Pullover
Houndstooth Cardigan
Essay: My Father’s Sweater

Standard Yarn Weight System
Project Index
Bruce Weinstein

About Bruce Weinstein

Bruce Weinstein - Boyfriend Sweaters

Photo © Jon Fisher

Bruce Weinstein owns Foodworks, a food consulting and advertising business in New York City, where he also lives. He writes and develops recipes for Nabisco, House of Seagram, Bols Liqueurs, Tropicana, and other companies.


"The nineteen garments and accessories Weinstein has created are guy-friendly classics with universal appeal...Whether you're interested in a 'His' or 'Hers,' you'll find a well-thought-out project to stitch." - Vogue Knitting magazine

"The perfect jumper is one that's simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her, and Bruce Weinstein's collection of boyfriend sweaters do just that! With 19 unisex projects to make, the designs are wardrobe classics that you'll be wearing (or borrowing!) for years to come." - Let's Knit magazine

"The designs tend more towards the classic than the trendy, and they look like sweaters the guys I know in Real Life would actually wear. But knit in a smaller size and in a different color, they would look equally good on women...If you are looking for a set of nice classic designs for both men and women, look no further." - Wendy D. Johnson, WendyKnits.net and author of Socks from the Toe-Up

"Break the sweater curse with Boyfriend Sweaters by Bruce Weinstein...With classic shapes and sophisticated details, these comfortable, effortlessly wearable sweaters are right on trend." --Interweave Knits

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