Knitting for Him/Sweater Workshop books

scenter's picture

My LYS project instigator (lookie over here, see what we got, and the yarn too...she even jokingly calls herself the fiber pimp) showed me a new book they are carrying, it's called Knitting for Him.
I like the patterns I'm seeing therin, has anybody else seen it/tried it?

here's a link to the Amazon page for the same book:

I did succumb at my LYS, and purchased the book, plus the yarn to make the Bird's Eye Mitts...she was successful in her sales pitch

I also bought the book "The Sweater Workshop" and will eventually make the practice 'sweater fish' out of some red heart that I have lying around. This also seems like a good resource book.


StuartWS's picture

I have Knitting for Him and

I have Knitting for Him and the yarn for a cardigan (small stiches, so Fall Colors!) I LOVE every pattern in it. I can't wait to spend some more time with it. Not a bad looking pattern in the lot!


kiwiknitter's picture

I am very familiar with

I am very familiar with Jackie Fee's book. It was that book which set me free from slavishly following commercial patterns and also finally explained in terms I could understand Elizabeth Zimmermann's percentages system. Although I don't knit anything from the book, the knitting knowledge remains with me. Jackie has a Yahoo group which is very helpful when just starting in her book. I was one of the earliest members and glad I was there to help me to understand. The link is:

If you join, say Hi for me!

Knit like the wind!

yarnivore's picture

I like Jackie Fee's Sweater

I like Jackie Fee's Sweater Workshop book. I learned ~a lot~ from the sampler project, but the sweater patterns in there are sort of, well...icky. Still, it was worth it - after the workshop, I could easily modify the patterns to make them into something I'd actually wear.


I'll stop after this row. Honest.

greenmanmknz's picture

That is one of the two books

That is one of the two books I bought this month, the other is Men in Knits. I've started a sweater vest from this second book, but am looking forward to the projects in the Knitting for Him book - keep us posted on the birds-eye mitts - those are one of the things I want to try. I'm starting a fair Isle class this week at my LYS and am looking forward to learning color work.

BuduR's picture

Hmmm I'll have to check it

Hmmm I'll have to check it out. I was hoping they had one of those Peek Inside things but alas they don't.

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gardenguy42's picture

I just started the Argyll

I just started the Argyll V-Neck designed by Martin Storey from "Knitting For Him". So far I'm pretty happy with the results although I'm not a big fan of intarsia. I think the FO will be quite nice and the Rowan Scottish Tweed is interesting to work with; the gauge swatch I made blocked up nice and soft even though the yarn is very rough and uneven. The Rowan yarns are expensive but high quality and the pattern is well-written and easy to follow. Good luck with your choices!

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

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