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Old 07-25-2009, 01:07 PM   #11
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Thanks for the laugh Jack! My sons don't even like me looking at guys walking by but it is okay for the female comments they make! I have lots of fun teasing them.

As or patterns, I just bought "Knits for Men: 20 Sweaters, Vests and Accessories by Margaret Hubert" from Knitpicks online as they are having a sale. I love that you can see inside the books on their site.
I am going to give it a try as well as some designing because my three sons are very picky when it comes to clothes. I am using a couple of books to help with socks. One is by Ann Budd and the other is by Antje Gillingham for making both socks on a set of circular needles. Crocheting a sweater doesn't have the fine weave knitting does and their patterns for men lacks also.

Thank you for all the help and suggestions. I was going to make them colorful socks but the clutch burner was saying real men don't wear those colorful socks. Little does he know, lol!!!
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:29 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
Let's face it, there really isn't that much difference between a man's sweater and woman's except for the bust area, colors, and frilly extras. My own sweaters are pretty much made up on the fly but the basic construction is based on reading many, many sweater patterns to understand the basic construction.
I think all fasteners are reversed between the sexes as a hold over from the days of old.
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:02 PM   #13
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Yeah, but that's easy to reverse, and doesn't count for pullovers.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:05 PM   #14
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I think all fasteners are reversed between the sexes as a hold over from the days of old.
Good point and one I forgot to mention. I prefer pull overs anyway

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