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keelan
01-27-2006, 10:35 AM
I've heard mention of the boyfriend sweater, but I managed to hook this one, and after many months of teasing ("Why do you only knit things without sleeves? Where's the sleeves on that thing? Poncho? That's so 80s!") my DH has actually asked me to knit him a sweater. Thing is, he wants something very specific: argyle. Now I know that doesn't sound to difficult to find since this pattern is ubiquitous in men's fashion, but for some reason, Google pulls up nothing.

Can anyone help with a lead to a good argyle sweater pattern for men? Preferably V-neck or crew - my man is a no-neck/no-turtleneck kinda guy.

Thanks loads!

Oh, and if it makes any difference, he's a golfer and wants to wear the darned garment out on the links...

gardenmommy
01-27-2006, 11:28 AM
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTdrunkenargyle.html

Does he have a sense of humor? This guy is playing golf in it!

I suppose you could add sleeves to make it a sweater... :thinking:

keelan
01-27-2006, 11:32 AM
I saw that one! And I liked it a lot. I really thought it was a winner, especially since the guy was golfing. But I showed it to DH and he nay-sayed it. Grrrr! But thanks for the link; I may just end up maing one for him if I can't find anything more traditional. ;)

MrTea
01-27-2006, 02:06 PM
Ugh! That thing is Hideous! :shock:

humblestumble
01-27-2006, 02:17 PM
couldnt you just change the colors to match his tastes?

Here's a chart for an argyle pattern

http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/corrections/argylechart.pdf

Maybe you could just pick a sweater he likes and add the chart?

there's another chart here, albeit it was for socks:

http://tinyurl.com/7etoh

here too

http://members.cox.net/knittingabout/graphics/potholderchartkl.gif

Here's a book that says it has argyle sweater patterns in it:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931499233/103-7166295-4398212?v=glance&n=283155

Good luck with this!