Boyfriend Sweaters (Paperback)

19 Designs for Him That You'll Want to Wear

By Bruce Weinstein, Jared Flood (Photographs by)

Potter Craft, 9780307587121, 160pp.

Publication Date: December 18, 2012

List Price: 21.99*
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Perfect for Him. Perfect for Her.
Everyone wants the perfect cozy sweater. One they can dress up or down. It should be simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her. Rediscover the boyfriend sweater, a versatile garment that both guys and girls will fall head over heels for.
Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has reinvented the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Knit up a luxurious cardigan perfect for any important occasion, a varsity pullover with his-and-her initials, or one of four soft and sophisticated texture-rich scarves for you or him. Throughout, you’ll find tips to adapt each pattern, alter the proportions, and choose yarns to make the look more masculine or feminine. Plus, learn 19 knitting techniques you’ve always wanted to master, including brioche stitch, reversible cables, and Fair Isle, as well as seaming techniques to give your projects a professional finish.
Whether you’re knitting for yourself or for the man in your life, these gorgeous projects are sure to be classics you’ll wear—or borrow—for years to come.

About the Author

BRUCE WEINSTEIN is an expert on men’s knitwear, a knitwear designer, and the author of Knits Men Want. Bruce picked up the needles after a successful career as a chef and food writer with his partner, Mark Scarbrough, of sixteen years. They are award-winning and bestselling authors of more than twenty cookbooks. Visit Bruce at

Praise For Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You'll Want to Wear

"The nineteen garments and accessories Weinstein has created are guy-friendly classics with universal appeal...Whether you're interested in a 'His' or 'Hers,' you'll find a well-thought-out project to stitch." - Vogue Knitting magazine

"The perfect jumper is one that's simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her, and Bruce Weinstein's collection of boyfriend sweaters do just that! With 19 unisex projects to make, the designs are wardrobe classics that you'll be wearing (or borrowing!) for years to come." - Let's Knit magazine

"The designs tend more towards the classic than the trendy, and they look like sweaters the guys I know in Real Life would actually wear. But knit in a smaller size and in a different color, they would look equally good on women...If you are looking for a set of nice classic designs for both men and women, look no further." - Wendy D. Johnson, and author of Socks from the Toe-Up

"Break the sweater curse with Boyfriend Sweaters by Bruce Weinstein...With classic shapes and sophisticated details, these comfortable, effortlessly wearable sweaters are right on trend." --Interweave Knits