Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Knitting for the men in your life... it's a challenge for you and for them as well. And if you are a male knitter, you are a special (and often solitary) breed. Here are my best tips for projects to knit for men, selecting yarn and colors, and recommended books for men's patterns.

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 / 317 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.

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Blog Post: Mistake Rib (or Man-Stitch): An Easy, Masculine Scarf, Plus Knitting for Men

Man with chunky mistake-rib scarf holding daughterBy Liat Gat – Founder / Beginner Knitting, Knitting for Men, New Patterns / September 7, 2012 / 93 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.

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

By Liat Gat – Founder / Beginner Knitting, Knitting for Men, Learn to Knit / October 28, 2010 / 32 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.”

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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 / 20 Comments

Do you know the kind of knits men like? What kinds of sweaters do they like best? Crew-necks or cardigans? What brand of yarns do they like? Noro or Cascade? What is the safest color to pick for men? Navy blue or charcoal gray? With all these choices to get right, you’ll need a knitting-for-men guide for your journey. Enter Brian Murphy, my go-to expert on knitting for men. Here are Brian’s top 10 patterns, plus great tips and tricks.

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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 / 19 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.

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Free Pattern: Any-Size Toe-Up Socks with a Fleegle Heel

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 toe-up socks in any size, for any weight or gauge of yarn.

Free Pattern: Basic Man Hat for Magic Loop

Elegant Ribbed Brim Hat

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.

Free Pattern: Double-Sided Man Hat

The perfect brim on this fingering-weight man hat is an invisible brim, created by a provisional cast-on.

Free Pattern: Featherweight Two-Color Brioche Scarf for Men

Brioche stitch can be heavy and dense. In this two-color flat brioche knitting scarf pattern, laceweight yarn is held double, creating a light-as-a-feather brioche scarf for men.

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 Pattern: Two-Color 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.

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.

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