View Full Version : Man's Top Down Sweater In The Round?

10-07-2007, 08:41 PM
I'm planning on knitting my first sweater before too much longer and I'd like to find a decent pattern so I can study it for a while before I buy the yarn and start on it.

What I am interested in is a turtleneck sort of pullover. An Irish style sweater, if you know what I mean. I'd like to knit it in the round, preferably top down.

Anyone know of any decent free pattern that would fit the bill, or a good guide for sweater design on the fly?

10-07-2007, 08:50 PM
knitty.com's summer 05 or 06 is all men's knits, you might find something there. If you don't find one that's top down, go to http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/topdown.cfm' and use that as a basis for any number of Aran stitch patterns.

10-07-2007, 08:51 PM
should be knitty summer 05. i just made cargo (for babies) and that is the one that is all men.

10-07-2007, 09:05 PM
I don't think they have a turtleneck for men, but I love the top-down, knit-in-the-round simplicity of Knitting Pure and Simple Patterns: http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/Men.html

Little to no seaming!

Sorry, didn't read the word "free", but I thought I'd throw that out to you anyway.

10-07-2007, 09:24 PM
Thanks for the help. I think the knittingfool thing was exactly what I needed. I think just about any basic pullover can be made with a long, fold down neck, that seems like a small pattern adjustment to me.

10-08-2007, 09:33 AM
You're right. Most patterns are knit in a basic shape, the rest is just details.