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February 21, 2005

Hurrah Knitty

It's been done before, but I'll applaud anyone who does it. Knitty, the fun Canadian knitting zine, is planning a men's issue for July 2005.

Patterns that don't suck for guys are hard to come by, and we know that first hand.

I'll say. The best patterns for men seem to be from Japan. The patterns I have seen, particularly from the James Dean yarn brand (yes, really) tend to the "classics with an interesting twist" genre. They're very wearable even by finicky men but still interesting to knit - the words every knitter dreads to hear: "I want you to make me a plain sweater." Advice to those who have said that: Plain sweaters are boring to knit and beyond cost-ineffective. Buy it from a store.

You can find pattern books like James Dean Sweater Scene either on eBay or at Kinokuniya or other Japanese bookstores.

(Thanks to Duffy on the GLBT Knitlist for noticing this)

Posted by Leigh Witchel at February 21, 2005 12:14 PM

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