When it comes to men's sweater patterns, guys can be hard to please. They do seem to like classic, simple sweaters, with the occasional stripe or cable thrown in, though. I scoured Interweave's men's knitting patterns, and I think I've found four designs that the man in your life will love.
They're all collected in our new eBook, Men's Knitting Patterns: 4 Free Men's Sweater Patterns.
The Surf Stripe Raglan by Christine Lorin is a men's raglan sweater pattern with a fun stripe pattern. Worked in the round from the bottom up, this sweater takes its interest from a guy-geared set of colors.
In Terry's Pullover, Carol Feller features lattice cables framing a V-neck. A gentle shawl collar and ribbed sleeve detail create masculine elegance, and a rustic but easy-care yarn, seamless knitting, and interesting charts make a great project for wearer and knitter. If your guy likes men's Aran knitting patterns, this one has that touch of texture that he'll love.
In Rhapsody in Tweed, Kathy Zimmerman has combined wide and narrow open cables with mini-cable ribs, playing them in a rhythmic pattern against a reverse stockinette-stitch background. This is a men's cable knit sweater that will stand the test of time.
Hana Jason's Woven Bands Pullover is a sure winner. It's worked sideways in one piece from cuff to cuff. Linen stitch adds a simple, straightforward embellishment to collar, cuffs, and yoke. There's just the right amount of detail in this sweater.
A nice collection of sweater patterns for men, don't you agree? Knit your man one of the sweaters in Men's Knitting Patterns: 4 Free Men's Sweater Patterns—I think he'll love it.