Knitting for men

Knitting for men

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)

Colorwork hat with stylised fox motifs


To fit head circumference: 56cm (22in)

Cast-on edge to crown: 20cm (8in)


Rooster Almerino DK (DK weight; 50% baby alpaca, 50% merino wool; 112m/124yds per 50g ball)

A Caviar (206); 1 x 50g ball

B Starfish (218); 1 x 50g ball

C Cornish (201); 1 x 50g ball