Hello knitter men!
I know that your site is used to promote knitting among men and I think it's great! In fact, I would love to help out!
I work for South West Trading Company (www.soysilk.com) aquiring new patterns to support our yarns. As part of our Summer '06 line, we have introduced a yarn called Twize. It is an 8-ply, 100% bamboo yarn and has a very special color just for you men out there. It is called Twen (as in men!)
The purpose of my post here is to see if there is anyone interested in designing a pattern out of this yarn. I would love to promote it as a pattern for men, by men! It need not be anything complex. I'm thinking of simple vest or something along those lines. Of course you would be given the credit for the pattern and I would be more than delighted to compensate you with any yarn of your choice for your time and talent.
Do we want women joining this site?
I am so frustrated with myself. I totally misread a pattern and have had to rip out 3 days work. It was when I was towards the end of the second ball of Debbie Bliss that I realised my mistake. Looking back at the pattern it was increase 6 stitches the next 6 rows. For whatever reason I increased only 1 stitch each of 6 rows
The Victoria and Albert Museum has a Kitting page...with free patterns...
most from the 40's... and many from the second world war...
pay attention to the "old" neeedle sizes...
As a knitting instructor after having completed a w/e course @ F.I.T. I have to do 30 hours voluntary teaching to be fully certified
I got the web link section working again, but unfortunately had to trash all of the links. It's pretty sparse now, but I know all you internet-enabled knitters have amazing bookmark collections and I encourage you to post your favorites on the site for everyone's benefit. I'll be adding more, as well!
Here's a great opportunity to be involved in a new book!
Annie Modesitt (the knitting heretic) and Drew Emborsky (the crochet dude) are writing a book called Men Who Knit (and the Dogs Who Love Them).
They are looking for stories about men who knit! THAT'S YOU!!!
They are also looking for knitters to help knit the sample sweaters and other projects for the book.
All the information you need is here: