Knitting for men

Knitting for men

Key Tab Pullover Vest

Key Tab Pullover Vest

Dual-color stripes worked in an interlocking, key-style stitch pattern add a distinctive look to an otherwise simple navy sleeveless pullover.

FINISHED SIZES: Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large are in [ ].

FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS

Chest: 39 inches (small) [43 inches (medium), 46 inches (large), 50 inches (X-large), 55 inches (2X-large), 59 inches (3X-large)]

MATERIALS: Tahki Cotton Classic light (DK) weight cotton yarn (13/4 oz/108 yds/50g per hank): 11 [12, 13, 13, 14, 15] hanks #3832 dark slate blue 2 [2, 2, 2, 3, 3] hanks #3001 white 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 2] hanks #3856 deep indigo

Men's pullover

Men's pullover

The black of the turtlenek is mirrored in the hem and sleeve bands. This balances the busy pattern nicely.

Size: 48/50, 52/54, and 56/58. Figures for sizes 52/54 and 56/58 are given in parentheses, in ascending order, separated by a dash. If only one figure is given, it applies for all three sizes.

Materials: Schoppel Wolle “Reggae” (100% virgin wool, approx. 100 m/110 yds/50 g) 400 (450-500) g of natural, col 980, and 550 (600- 650) g of black, col 880; addi knitting needles, sizes 7 mm, 8 mm, and 9 mm (US 10V2,11, and 13), and 1 circular needle, size 8 mm (US 11), 40 cm/ 16" long.

Rib pattern: k 1, p 1 alternately.

Man's hooded jacket

Man's hooded jacket

Hooded jacket for him a grey hoody, wild and audacious? Yes, and cosy as well. What more could he want? It looks great with casually cut trousers and shirts.

Size: 48/50, 52/54, and 56/58. Figures for sizes 52/54 and 56/58 are given in parentheses, in ascending order, separated by a dash If only one figure is given, it applies for all sizes.

Materials: Schoppel Wolle “Alb Merino” (100% virgin wool, approx. 100 m/111 yds/50 g): 950 (1000-1050) g of Beige marled, col 7353; addi circular knitting needles, size 5 mm (US 8), 80 and 120 cm/32" and 48'' long, and size 6 mm (US 10), 80 cm/32" long; 1 set of double pointed needles (dpn), size 6 mm (US 10); 11 natural- coloured buttons, 2 cm/3/4".

Rib pattern: k 1, p 1 alternately.

Earth scarf

Earth scarf

WARM AND earthy shades of Rowan’s classic Felted Tweed DK blend together perfectly in this attractive, classic scarf design by Mary Henderson. Stripes of different thicknesses are worked in linen stitch, a slipped stitch pattern that produces a dense fabric with an almost woven appearance. Mary has designed this scarf with men in mind, but it should appeal to women, too - for a totally different look, why not work it in shades of green and gold Felted Tweed, or blues, greys and lilacs?

SIZE: 170cm x 20cm (70in x 8in)

YARN: Rowan Felted Tweed DK (DK weight; 50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose; 175m/191yds per 50g ball)

1 x 50g ball of each: A Treacle (145), B Cinnamon (175), C Gilt (160), D Ginger (154)

Hugs socks

Hugs socks

“I’VE NEVER known a man who can resist a pair of knitted socks, and if they’re Fair Isle socks, then that’s a bonus,” says designer Jean Moss. “This cosy pair is robust enough to wear either with or without shoes; the decorative striping in the heel does a good job of reinforcing it. For a less pronounced striped effect, swap the colours in the chart around to give a consistent background throughout, as in the second version.” Jean has used Rowan Felted Tweed Aran for a rustic-looking fabric and a warm feel.

SIZE: Small: To fit a man's small foot, circumference 231/2cm (91/4in)

Medium: To fit a man's medium foot, circumference 261/4cm (101/2in)