Men's Sweater Websites?

[FONT=“Trebuchet MS”]I’m looking for your favorite websites for cool men’s knits. I’m trying to find a sweater for my 30-yr old BF but he’s fashion-conscious and picky. :tap: The patterns below are along the lines of what he wants, but I can’t seem to find good websites to browse. I’m happy to pay for a pattern. He wants a pullover, not a cardigan. I want something interesting but not too daunting, like tons of cables or something. We were both leaning toward Jamesey because of the nice gansey pattern until I learned that cotton is a pain to use.

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/PATTjamesey.html
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTleo.html


http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTavast.html (he liked the cable detail but not the cardigan)

TIA for the help! (I’m gonna make [I]him[/I] browse the suggested websites. :stuck_out_tongue: )[/FONT]

a good selection for men here


and a few to buy here.
http://www.vermontfiberdesigns.com/

You can use a cotton blend which makes it lighter, easier to care for and more elastic.

There are some great books with very ‘current/contemporary’ styles of men’s sweaters. Check your local library (mine has some) as well as your LYS.

cam

I wasn’t sure if I could use a cotton blend with the Jamesey pattern because it’s intentionally shrunk in the first washing. Would a cotton blend still shrink well?

there are some ny pattern on berrocyarn.com

I wasn’t sure if I could use a cotton blend with the Jamesey pattern because it’s intentionally shrunk in the first washing. Would a cotton blend still shrink well?

Using a blend would give a slightly diff look and you wouldn’t do the hot wash/dry step in the finishing. Just make the size to fit…not with the idea of shrinkage. I’d venture to say many versions of that sweater have been made with subbed yarns that weren’t 100% cotton.

cam

These may be too plain, but they have nice, well written patterns.
http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/Men.html

Some nice ones here, too. You may have to register, but it’s a great site!