A capsule collection of 20 hand-knit projects for men of all ages, from 17 to 71. Offering sweaters, cardigans, vests and accessories; Erika knows exactly what knitwear men want to wear: practical and comfortable yet also distinctive and stylish. The first section, Basics, presents strong, classic shapes, from the definitive v-neck sweater to an easy-wear cardigan. In New Classics, Erika has reworked many of the basic menswear shapes to give them a contemporary edge. So the basic v-neck sweater becomes a slimmer fit whilst a cardigan is patterned in oversized cables. The Items section includes one-off garments for men who aren’t afraid of making a statement whilst Accessories complete the look with a selection of hats and scarves.
Yarns are all natural – wools, cottons, bamboo and hemp – and the palette is neutral, stone, grey and basic black, along with some stronger fashion colours such as teal and chocolate. Each garment comes in a range of five sizes – from small to xxl – and schematics are given to detail the key measurements. Stunning photography shows the garments in alternative colour ways, different moods, and worn by men of all ages.
Published by Quadrille. Photography Chris Terry. RRP UK £14.99.
Shawl Collar Cardigan (First edition)
p. 36, column 2, line 15:
Should read: K and inc 1 st at beg of next and 5 foll RS rows. 16 sts.
Page 36, column 2, line 18:
Should read: Dec 1 st at beg of next and 5 foll RS rows. 10sts rem.