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 / 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.

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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 / 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.

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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 / 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.”

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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
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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.

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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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