I am currently working on the article for Canadian Craft Journal that looks at designs for male knitters in pattern books. I am interested in how men are photographed, what type of designs the authors suggest would be good for women to make for men.
I was hoping to find some information on this male forum. For now I am going to post three questions and hoping for your replies. I will not be mentioning anybody by name and if I decide to quote someone I will seek your permission to do so.
1. Do you sometimes knit in public? If so, what type of comments from people around you do you get?
2. Do you participate in the formal knitting group? Are you aware of any women only (not open to men) or men only knitting circles aside from the men knitting retreat?
3. There are several books that offer patterns for men. For example, Margaret Hubert's 'Knits for Men", Debbie Stoller's "Son of Stitch'n'Bitch', or Bruce Weinstein's 'Knits Men Want". Do you have a favourite book (not necessarily from my list)? Do you have a favourite design for men?
I will be really grateful to those who respond