I have here a review copy of Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You’ll Want to Wear by Bruce Weinstein.
Published by Potter Craft, this book will be released on December 18, next Tuesday. It contains 19 designs, most of which are sweaters, along with a few scarves and one hat.
The designs in this book are unisex and can be knit in a variety of sizes. The smallest size I saw was a 35″ chest/bust and the largest 62″. With everything in-between. And each sweater is available in a range of 4 to 5 sizes, something I appreciate very much.
What I appreciate even more is that the designs tend more towards the classic than the trendy, and they looks like sweaters that 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. Not a lot of fussy details or shaping here — rather, clean classic lines. Take a look at the project index:
Throughout the book there are short essays (for example, one on the Sweater Curse), and there are also some great technique sections: some basics on gauge, sizing, understanding schematics and charts, and techniques used for the designs, like stitch patterns, reversible cables, and colorwork techniques.
So if you are looking for a set of nice classic designs for both men and women, look no further.
I’m giving away my review copy. Who’d like it?
To be entered in a drawing to win my copy of Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You’ll Want to Wear, leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00am on Sunday, December 16. (Do not email me, do not use the contact me form. Rather, click on the comments link directly under the title of this post, Boyfriend Sweaters, and fill out the comment form.) I’ll use the Random Number Generator to select a winner at random from among those comments.
Meanwhile back at home, I’m knitting along on my sweater:
I should be able to complete this side front by the end of the week. Then I can start the other side front, and that one will be slightly more exciting to knit because I’ll be working buttonholes in the front band.
“A girl can’t get in enough primping!”