Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

My dad in about 1949. Our love of spaniels started early!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! My did lives here in Spokane, and we’re planning a delicious lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.

Both of my parents are from Southern California, and my whole family loves Mexican food, so Dad and I normally go to Mexican restaurants. We’re lucky to have several good ones here in Spokane, and we’ve tried them all! We regularly retry our favorites, just to make sure they’re still good. 😉 That’s the plan for today.

I always get my dad books for Father’s Day, and I knit him a hat every year, too. He like simple beanies knit from super chunky wool at a tight gauge, and he’s always asking for them to be LONGER—”I really need them to cover my ears, Kath!” Just how big are you ears, Dad?!? I make them pretty long at this point.

What are you and your dad doing today? And did you knit him anything for his special day?

I put together a pattern collection for dads, We Love Dad, a group of 7 wonderful patterns for you to knit for your dad, or any guy in your life! I think I’m going to knit the Frost Hat for my dad for Christmas this year. (And make it l-o-n-g-e-r . . .)

Guys who knit will like this, too. Check out the great patterns!

From top left: Walker Scarf, Lattice and Hollow Cardigan, Plaited Mittens, Jon’s Sweater, Frost Hat, Tilney Socks, Epeiric Vest

Whether you knit for your dad, husband, brother, son, nephew, grampa,  or uncle (did I miss anyone?), this group of men’s knitting patterns has something for everyone.

Get the We Love Dad collection now!


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Kathleen Cubley

About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!