Our Review

Knitting may primarily be seen as a woman's 'sport', but with books such as Men's Knits by Erika Knight increasingly hitting the shelves, its popularity is growing with both sexes. Some of the styles in this book are better suited to an older man, but there are 20 projects to choose from.

To get the male opinion, Crafterella asked one of her guy friends what he thought of the book. "The key is what you wear the pieces with, you need a good sense of style", he stated. "The hats and scarves are really good".

There are some interesting pieces in the book, including a sweater with external seams, and others which use various cabling and texturing techniques. Whether you pick this book up for yourself, or for your man, it will teach you everything you need to know to keep cozy through the winter months.

You can pick up a copy of this book from Quadrille or Amazon.

Publisher's Description

For the very first time, leading knitwear designer Erika Knight has put together a collection of knits for men perfect for all ages and all shapes and sizes. Practical, comfortable and reliable, the sweaters, cardigans and accessories she has created for this book are sure to become 'old friends', guaranteed to be well-worn and well-loved, and perhaps even borrowed by a partner. The first section, Basics, presents strong classic shapes that are quintessentially masculine and can be worn by men of any age.From the definitive v-neck sweater to an easy-wear cardigan, the garments can be made time and time again in a variety of yarns and colourways. New Classics reworks many of the basic shapes from the first chapter, and gives them a contemporary edge. The v-neck sweater becomes a slimmer-fitting fine knit while a classic cardigan becomes patterned with cables. Items, is for men who aren't afraid to make statement with their clothes, whether it's a multi-coloured striped sweater, a herringbone patterned v-neck or an over sized super chunky sweater. The perfect finishing touch to the collection comes from some of Erika's trademark accessories - a highly adaptable basic beanie hat and two scarf patterns.