Never Knit Your Man a Sweater - Book

I just received my copy of this book by Judith Durant today and I'm very pleased with it. I know that someone on MWK mentioned it already but I can't find the posting.

Judith has done a great job with this book. The subtitle says, "22 Handsome Projects for Every Level of Commitment", and the projects in this book range from easy (coasters)to an Aran jumper. The directions are clear and easy to follow. And, the best part is that all of these projects are guy-friendly and I would think be accepted by just about any bloke. I think the adjective "handsome" fits perfectly.

I like her sense of humour and the clever way she equates the difficulty and cost of the project to the phase of the relationship. Her philosophy: "Only when you're very sure your man is 'the One' should you begin knitting body-sized garments." I remember a discussion here on MWK about the relationship between knitting a gift for the guy and then losing him.

This book is sure to please anyone looking for some good projects for the man in their life.


victor's picture

In 32 years I have had some 5 'partners' but have only knitted for one of them. My current partner of 26 years knits so he looks after himself, in that regard.

Anyone else knitted for their SO??

OKknitguy's picture

sounds like a good book. I got a gift certificate at barnes and noble. Gonna go look for that book. Thanks for the tip.


Parrot's picture

My LYS just got this book in. It looks to be one of the best books out there with a nice variety of quality ideas. I have just a select group of fiber/knitting books, but this one will be sure to be added to my collection. I highly recommend it.

eyedoc's picture

I just ordered it from Barnes and Noble. I can't wait to get it! Sounds great!

kiwiknitter's picture

I must give credit where it's due: Aaron is the one who first posted about this book and in fact, inspired me to purchase it. You can find his review at

My knitting is totally tubular!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

I just purchased this book as well because I fell in love with the glove/mitten combo.

I knitted a sweater for a beau after only 4 months. I knew it wasn't a lasting relationship, so I made it of red-heart acrylic. We lasted only 6 months.



Stephen450's picture

I have seen this book at the LYS and B&N. It is on my wish-list for when I decide I'm ready to attempt something more difficult than a scarf. Let us know if you attempt any of the projects in the book.