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Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You'll Want to Wear


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Perfect for Him. Perfect for Her.

Everyone wants the perfect cozy sweater. One they can dress up or down. It should be simple enough for him, yet stylish and flattering for her. Rediscover the boyfriend sweater, a versatile garment that both guys and girls will fall head over heels for.

Knitwear designer Bruce Weinstein has reinvented the classic boyfriend sweater with 19 ultra-comfortable projects designed to work on both men and women. Knit up a luxurious cardigan perfect for any important occasion, a varsity pullover with his-and-her initials, or one of four soft and sophisticated texture-rich scarves for you or him. Throughout, you’ll find tips to adapt each pattern, alter the proportions, and choose yarns to make the look more masculine or feminine. Plus, learn 19 knitting techniques you’ve always wanted to master, including brioche stitch, reversible cables, and Fair Isle, as well as seaming techniques to give your projects a professional finish.

Whether you’re knitting for yourself or for the man in your life, these gorgeous projects are sure to be classics you’ll wear—or borrow—for years to come.


About the Author

BRUCE WEINSTEIN is an expert on men’s knitwear, a knitwear designer, and the author of Knits Men Want. Bruce picked up the needles after a successful career as a chef and food writer with his partner, Mark Scarbrough, of sixteen years. They are award-winning and bestselling authors of more than twenty cookbooks. Visit Bruce at

Table of Contents


A Brief Introduction

How to Use this Book

A Note About Sizing

Chapter 1

Line and Drape

Reading Patterns

Size is Everything

Reading Schematics

Understanding Charts

Getting Gauge

Increasing and Decreasing

Picking up Stitches

Sewing in Zippers

Sewing Seams


Oversized Turtleneck

Color Block Jersey

Off-Center Half-Zip Mock Turtle

Camel Cabled Cardigan

Essay: The Curse

Chapter 2


Shaker Rib Stitch, or Knitting One Below

Slipped Stitches

Woven Stitches—Linen and Tweed

Gathered Slipped Stitches

Shaker Cardigan

Linen Scarf or Wrap

Seed Placket Pullover

Textured Argyle Cardigan

Honeycomb Pullover

Essay: Merino, Silk, and Duck Confit

Chapter 3


Double Knitting

Reversible Cables

Herringbone Stitch

Reversible Cable Scarf

Double-Knit Double-Knot Scarf

Reversible Paisley Hat

Boat Neck Faux Rib Pullover

Reversible Herringbone Scarf

Essay: Knitting with Scissors

Chapter 4



Duplicate Stitch Embroidery

Fair Isle, or Stranded Knitting

Varsity Sweater

Funnel Neck Pullover with Raglan Details

Fair Isle Cardigan

Plaid Pullover

Houndstooth Cardigan

Essay: My Father’s Sweater



Standard Yarn Weight System

Project Index



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Weinstein, Bruce
Potter Craft
Flood, Jared
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8.99 x 7.56 x 0.53 in 1.1 lb

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