Today, I am pleased to present to you: The Men of Interweave, wearing Kathy Zimmerman's Brick Pullover.
Aaron in his red carpet moment
was much easier to get the guys to pose for gallery photos than I
thought it would be. I had imagined having to promise free pizza; but
Mark, T.J., Aaron, and Eric were actually a bit excited about being
included. (Aaron kept talking about his moment of stardom and how it
might lead to "bigger things." I felt badly about that—I mean, this is
a knitting site. It's not like there are casting directors scanning our
galleries for the next Harrison Ford. Sorry, Aaron. But if anyone knows
Ryan Seacrest or Simon Cowell, could you please give them a ring on
Aaron's behalf? Thanks.)
More men are knitting than ever before, and it's been pointed out to
me that I tend to address only the women knitters, leaving the guy
knitters feeling a bit slighted. So, men, this time, it's all you.
Women, I know you want to knit for the guys in your life, so please
change the pronouns as appropriate.
You men knitters have it easier in terms of getting your knits to
fit. For one thing, you do not have to ever worry about inserting bust
darts. (Big plus right there, as far as this busty gal is concerned.)
You generally do not wear your clothing with negative ease, so again,
you don't have to do things like waist shaping and tummy darts and all
However, for men-who-knit and those who knit-for-men, there are four things to watch for in terms of fit: overall ease, hem length, sleeve length, and shoulder width.
Ease: The more clothing you like to wear underneath, the more
ease you will need, so ease preferences can vary from summer to winter.
Guys, go into your closet and measure several of your favorite sweaters
to get an idea of how much ease you prefer.
Hem and sleeve length: These are rather individual choices.
My husband, who has extremely long arms, likes his sweater cuffs
extra-long—to the base of his thumb, actually. So again, measure
yourself, measure what's in your closet, and knit accordingly.
Shoulder width: If the sweater's shoulder width (across the
back of the shoulders) is not wide enough, you will have trouble moving
your arms comfortably. Again, get out that measuring tape and go
explore your closet.
Everyone had a lot of fun with this Gallery; I hope you enjoy it, too!
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