We love our dads, husbands, brothers, nephews, grandfathers, and the other men in our lives! In honor of those loved ones, I choose five patterns that I think guys will like, and maybe actually wear.
Churchmouse Boyfriend Watch Cap
Every Christmas, I knit a hat for my dad, which he looks forward to wearing and I look forward to knitting. I also knit hats for my brother, and he loves them. The favorite is the Watch Cap.
Knit this in Amano Warmi in Toasted Coffee, Malabrigo Rios in CirrusGray, Cascade Eco Duo inChinchilla, or Cascade 220 Heathers in Midnight Heather (deep navy).
Broken Rib Cardigan
A sweater can be a risky business, because you want your guy to wear it, and men are notoriously picky about handknit sweaters. Letting them choose the color is key; you might think he looks great in red, but does he agree? And choose a stitch pattern that he approves of. I love broken rib, which looks so great in the Broken Rib Cardigan. (I’ve got a Broken Rib tutorial for you on the blog, too!)
Knit this in Encore Mega in Teal.
Stadium Scarf—A Free Pattern
A sports-themed project is perfect for the fan in your household. This FREE scarf pattern covers all the bases; choose a favorite team’s colors and cast on!
Knit this project in Universal Yarn Uptown Spirit Stripes in your team's colors!
Self-striping yarn mixed with a pop of cream to really make this hat stand out from the crowd.
Knit this project in Universal Yarn Uptown Spirit Stripes in Personal Foul and Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted in Cream.
Finally, I couldn’t resist including a baby pattern. Your little guy will look so dapper in his Cabled Slipover Vest. Just darling!
Knit this project in Baby Cashmerino in Ecru for the body and Baby Cashmerino in Lake for the trim.
Like many of you, I was researching various masks to make for my friends and family and wanted one that could be made quickly, had a nice fit around the nose, and provided an option for a replaceable filter to provide a little more protection for myself and others nearby. So I fired up my sewing machine and started experimenting!
I finally came up with a mask that I was happy with, so I thought I'd share it.
Handknit gloves are so special, and Kelley has whipped up a great free pattern for an easy pair, knit from our exclusive Bravo yarn. These gloves are soft and luxurious but also very practical. Alpaca is warm and light, so these gloves will be light as air.One of the challenges of knitting gloves is avoiding the holes that inevitably appear between the fingers, usually because enough stitches weren't picked up or they were picked up too loosely. Kelley has solved that problem!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.