The Knitting Man(ual) (Hardcover)
20+ Projects for Guys
Ten Speed Press, 9781580088459, 128pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2007
THE KNITTING MAN(UAL) presents a dynamic collection of clothing and accessories that regular guys actually want to wear. Designed to appeal to both male and female knitters, the 20+ projects are based on traditional silhouettes interpreted with modern colors and construction. Reflecting author Kristin Spurkland's Scandinavian roots, with a little vintage inspiration woven in, these straight-up and stylish projectsÄîNordic Hats, Sleeveless Hoodie, Go Anywhere Gloves, Saturday Morning Slippers, Retro Vest, Everyday Sweater, and moreÄîrange in complexity for knitters of all skill levels. Featuring technique photographs, clear instructions, and options for customizing yarn colors and pattern styles, THE KNITTING MAN(UAL) is a must-have guide that women will love to knit fromÄîand men won't be embarrased to buy.ReviewsÄúNo tacky fitted sweaters or his-and-her vests here. These patterns were created by the designer and knitting teacher after a male student told her about his frustration with male patterns. From hiking socks to a sporty pullover, these patterns scream practicality and casual-cool.ÄùÄîForeword Magazine ÄúBasics for men with a contemporary twistÄîTHE KNITTING MAN(UAL) offers a smart collection sure to inspire anyone who knits.Äù ÄîLeigh Radford, author of AlterKNITS and One SkeinÄúChock full of creative styles and classic knits--with valuable tips and tricks throughoutÄîTHE KNITTING MAN(UAL) is a definite go-to collection for any guy who knits.Äù ÄîMichael del Vecchio, author of Knitting with Balls: A Hands-on Guide to Knitting for the Modern ManÄúKristin Spurkland is one of the freshest and most exciting knitting designers today, with a keen sense of what's modern and wearable. I'm constantly amazed by her work.Äù ÄîDebbie Stoller, editor-in-chief and co-publisher of BUST magazine and author of the Stitch 'n' Bitch seriesÄúI love this book and I want to knit everything in it. It's a pleasure to see knitted classics that are as fresh and thoughtfully designed as the ones here. Kristin Spurkland's THE KNITTING MAN(UAL) will be treasured by guy and girl knitters for a long, long time.Äù ÄîPam Allen, creative director at Classic Elite Yarns