for day 20 of blogjune
This is the third of six small book reviews of men’s knitwear designs if you’re a man who knits, or you knit for a man (or both!).
Classic knits for men is published by Rowan and features 27 designs by Martin Storey and Wendy Baker covering everything a man might need on a trip to the rugged North Devon coastline where the beautiful photographs were shot: jumpers, jackets, cardigans, vests, hats, socks, and scarves.
I’d probably be tempted to knit almost every design in the book except that the sizes are HUGE!
The smallest designs are to fit a 40 inch chest, which I unfortunately don’t have but worse, the designs also have a lot of ease so often the smallest size ends up being close to a 50 inch chest which would look, frankly, ridiculous on me. How disappointing. One day when I’m a big knitter I might try to resize the patterns but until then I just get out the book and gaze wistfully at the beautiful photographs.
Have I knit anything from this book?
Yes! I’ve knit two of the striped beanies (which is how my Rowan Felted Tweed addiction started). I’m going to try the stranded birds-eye pattern socks one day.