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hwn222
03-31-2008, 11:57 PM
I'm looking for your favorite websites for cool men's knits. I'm trying to find a sweater for my 30-yr old BF but he's fashion-conscious and picky. :tap: The patterns below are along the lines of what he wants, but I can't seem to find good websites to browse. I'm happy to pay for a pattern. He wants a pullover, not a cardigan. I want something interesting but not too daunting, like tons of cables or something. We were both leaning toward Jamesey because of the nice gansey pattern until I learned that cotton is a pain to use.

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTjamesey.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTleo.html
http://shop.interweave.com/Cobblestone-Pullover-P226C39.aspx#
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTavast.html (he liked the cable detail but not the cardigan)

TIA for the help! (I'm gonna make him browse the suggested websites. :p )

Jints
04-01-2008, 12:55 AM
a good selection for men here
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/kategori_oversikt.php
and a few to buy here.
http://www.vermontfiberdesigns.com/

cam90066
04-01-2008, 01:31 AM
You can use a cotton blend which makes it lighter, easier to care for and more elastic.

There are some great books with very 'current/contemporary' styles of men's sweaters. Check your local library (mine has some) as well as your LYS.

cam

hwn222
04-01-2008, 10:27 AM
I wasn't sure if I could use a cotton blend with the Jamesey pattern because it's intentionally shrunk in the first washing. Would a cotton blend still shrink well?

sultana
04-01-2008, 10:53 AM
there are some ny pattern on berrocyarn.com

cam90066
04-01-2008, 12:34 PM
I wasn't sure if I could use a cotton blend with the Jamesey pattern because it's intentionally shrunk in the first washing. Would a cotton blend still shrink well?

Using a blend would give a slightly diff look and you wouldn't do the hot wash/dry step in the finishing. Just make the size to fit...not with the idea of shrinkage. I'd venture to say many versions of that sweater have been made with subbed yarns that weren't 100% cotton.

cam

Jan in CA
04-01-2008, 01:22 PM
These may be too plain, but they have nice, well written patterns.
http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/Men.html

Some nice ones here, too. You may have to register, but it's a great site!
http://shop.interweave.com/store/Men-C39.aspx