So Cameronne is brave and knitted her husband this wonderful sweater for their anniversary, which he apparently won’t take off. How do folks feel about knitting for their men? I was thinking of offering a men’s sweater option for the winter schedule. The cons of knitting for men from my view:
- they are big humans…lots of stitches and lots of yarn. It takes some serious time to knit a man sweater
- they are picky about their knitwear. Some men won’t wear sweaters, or won’t wear sweaters that are interesting at all to knit (cables, fair isle, etc)
- the sweater curse…there is a widely held belief that you can’t knit a sweater for a boyfriend, only a husband. The sweater curses the relationship and it will inevitably end before you get the sweater done.
Despite this, I have purchased yarn for a sweater for Phil but haven’t started it. He doesn’t seem all that excited about getting a hand knit sweater so until he shows some enthusiasm, that yarn is going to stay where it is. Anyone have a man that shows some interest in receiving a hand knit sweater?