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Boyfriend Sweaters

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Boyfriend Sweaters by Bruce Weinstein
Dec 18, 2012 | 160 Pages
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“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

Table Of Contents

A Brief Introduction
How to Use this Book
A Note About Sizing

Chapter 1
Line and Drape
Reading Patterns
Size is Everything
Reading Schematics
Understanding Charts
Getting Gauge
Increasing and Decreasing
Picking up Stitches
Sewing in Zippers
Sewing Seams
Oversized Turtleneck
Color Block Jersey
Off-Center Half-Zip Mock Turtle
Camel Cabled Cardigan
Essay: The Curse

Chapter 2
Shaker Rib Stitch, or Knitting One Below
Slipped Stitches
Woven Stitches—Linen and Tweed
Gathered Slipped Stitches
Shaker Cardigan
Linen Scarf or Wrap
Seed Placket Pullover
Textured Argyle Cardigan
Honeycomb Pullover
Essay: Merino, Silk, and Duck Confit

Chapter 3
Double Knitting
Reversible Cables
Herringbone Stitch
Reversible Cable Scarf
Double-Knit Double-Knot Scarf
Reversible Paisley Hat
Boat Neck Faux Rib Pullover
Reversible Herringbone Scarf
Essay: Knitting with Scissors

Chapter 4
Duplicate Stitch Embroidery
Fair Isle, or Stranded Knitting
Varsity Sweater
Funnel Neck Pullover with Raglan Details
Fair Isle Cardigan
Plaid Pullover
Houndstooth Cardigan
Essay: My Father’s Sweater

Standard Yarn Weight System
Project Index

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