Blog Post: Jared Flood Interview: Inside Brooklyn Tweed & Shelter

Jared Flood Sepia HeadshotBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitting for Men, Liat Interviews Others, Yarn / January 20, 2012 / 316 Comments
Welcome to a world of pure American wool and gorgeous photography: Meet Jared Flood. The man behind Brooklyn Tweed scarf shares inspiration, design advice, and how he the developed unique color-palettes behind his new Shelter and Loft yarns. Read Post »

Blog Post: Mistake-Rib Stitch: An Easy, Masculine Scarf-Stitch, Plus Tips on Knitting for Men

Man with chunky mistake-rib scarf holding daughterBy Liat Gat – Founder / Beginner Knitting, Knitting for Men, New Patterns / September 7, 2012 / 92 Comments
In a chunky yarn this is a perfect stitch for a guy’s scarf or sweater, and it’s super-easy – but not boring – to knit. Mistake Rib is a great pattern for beginners to practice recognizing knit and purl stitches. Read Post »

Blog Post: The Magic Of A Plain Garter-Stitch Scarf

By Liat Gat – Founder / Beginner Knitting, Knitting for Men / October 28, 2010 / 26 Comments
On the plane to New York City, the most gorgeous guy sat next to me. When he asked, “What are you knitting?” I explained that this was a beginner scarf and that anyone can learn to knit. It took him about five minutes to say, “Okay, so show me.” Read Post »

Blog Post: Knitting For Men: The Top 10 Patterns Your Man Will Love

Knitting for men - Brian Murphy headshotBy Liat Gat – Founder / Knitting for Men / October 26, 2012 / 22 Comments
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Blog Post: How to Knit a Hemmed Edge

A knit hat with a hemmed edgeBy Liat Gat – Founder / Cast-Ons, Knitting for Men, World Travels / July 22, 2011 / 15 Comments
The hemmed edge is a way of casting on that makes your project look completely professional and seamless. Especially flattering on men’s hats, this cast-on is simple yet elegant. A row of purl bumps helps the garment “fold” over the edge. Read Post »

Free Pattern: Feather-Light Two-Color Brioche Scarf for Men

Brioche stitch can be heavy and dense. In this scarf pattern, laceweight yarn is held double, creating a light-as-a-feather brioche scarf for not very much money.

Practice your two-color flat brioche knitting with this simple and attractive brioche scarf for men. Finished product man-tested and approved.

Free Patterns: Scarves

Free Pattern: Generic Pattern for Toe-Up Socks with a Fleegle Heel, in Any Weight and Size

Here is a free basic beginner generic sock pattern for toe-up socks, one– or two-at-a-time, using Magic Loop and the Fleegle Heel. Following Fleegle’s famous sock formula, written out in my own words. Design your own socks in any size, for any weight or gauge of yarn.

Free Patterns: Basic Toe-Up Sock Patterns

Free Pattern: Hat – Basic Man Hat for Magic Loop – Worsted Weight

This basic hat features an extra-wide ribbed brim that folds up double to keep ears warm. The top of the hat has a pronounced decrease pattern that makes the hat look rugged and stylish at the same time.

Another basic hat for practicing Magic Loop, plus a new decrease (S2KP). Plus reading your work… it’s a great hat for practice.

Free Patterns: Hats

Free Pattern: Hat – Double-Sided with Invisible Brim – Fingering Weight

This hat is two hats connected by a provisional cast-on and folded one inside the other.

Two options are available for the top of the hat: squared-off decreases or spiral decreases.

Practice decreasing by making one of each! Then turn the hat to the side you prefer the most.

Free Patterns: Hats

Free Pattern: Man Scarf – Mistake Rib Scarf in Three Weights for Men

It’s so rugged and burly, I actually just like to call it “man-stitch.” Why? In a chunky yarn this is a perfect stitch for a guy’s scarf or sweater, and it’s super-easy – but not boring – to knit.

Free Patterns: Scarves

Free Pattern: Surfer’s Delight Easy Basic Brioche Hat

This basic Brioche hat is great for learning two-color brioche in the round. It features a no-roll brim that uses the Chinese Waitress Cast-On. The hat is reversible with perfect overlapping decreases at the crown.

Free Patterns: Hats

Recommended Book: Son of Stitch ‘n Bitch by Debbie Stoller

Son of Stitch n Bitch cover

Son of Stitch ‘N Bitch is a remarkable book in that it only contains projects that men will actually wear. Many of the projects are designed by men, and they are all man-tested and approved. Which is a really good thing, when it comes to knitting.

Buy Son of Stitch ‘n Bitch online

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