Friday, August 13, 2010

Crochet Sweaters for Men?

Recently, I saw a new Ravelry group for 'Crochet Menswear' by a fellow male crocheter. After reading a few responses, I want to weigh in on the discussion.

I think the bottom line is that as far as making men’s crochet sweaters, if you’re willing to both spend more money on fingering yarn, and work with very small hooks, then you should have no problem.

I’ve come to realize that, at least for me, the idea of making a crochet men’s sweater, using the current yarns, aren’t worth the time and effort. I’ve seen many men’s crochet patterns over the years, and the majority were made by women, thinking that’s what us guys might like (and never do!)

I’m leaning towards sweater jackets, or jackets/coats. Something that has more body to it, and we can get in and out of quickly.

How about you? What do you think?