It can be an acrobatic balancing act when it comes to knitting for men and those of you who have gone though this experience more than once, well, lets just assume you are rolling your eyes by now. Imagine presenting a few sweater patterns to the man in your life, hubby, boyfriend, father, brother or son and asking which one would he like you to knit for him. The comments can range from, “oh, I like them all…..but I’ll let you decide” to “well……. I like that one but the neck is too small, and the sleeves are too baggy and I don’t really like the colour or the design down the front” It can be a frustrating endeavor, trying to find the right combination of relaxed comfort, and a fashionable look that falls somewhere between GQ panache and granddad’s favorite cardigan yet not too feminine and still able to show off the beauty of the yarn.
Cool Knits For Men from Katia’s Sport Collection–
This Henley-style pullover from Katia gets its name from a popular collarless uniform worn by rowing teams in Henley-On-Thames, England. Knit in summer’s best blend of breathable fibre, cotton and linen, in a wide rib design with sizing from small to extra large. Available in ten natural tones, including greige, slate, and khaki (shown above).
Going casual on summer weekends requires sandals, a denim shirt and a lightly layered vest like this grid pattern design, exceptionally easy to knit with neck and armhole borders worked in as you go. Knit in Revive, an environmentally friendly recycled cotton mix available in eight chambray shades, from navy to light grey (shown above).
Change it up when it comes to cardigans, this design has a contemporary look and softens the lines of an ordinary V neckline with a notched collar. Pour on the colour with a striking shade of azure blue, a flattering choice for blue-eyed guys on your knitting list. Knit in 100% cotton, with a full size range from small to extra large.
Wandering hues of grey, white and putty in this crew neck pullover are the key palette for casual pairing with warm weather chinos. Knit in Belice, a lightweight cotton mix from Katia, with ten self-drifting colourways.
Inspired by the traditional sweaters knitted by wives of fishermen in Guernsey, one of the Channel Isles, this nautical design features classic ribbed detail across the upper body and set-in sleeves. Knit in a natural cotton, summer’s coolest choice for knitting. Navy (shown above).