Cardigan with shawl collar for men (Starsky)

Hi Guys.
I was hoping someone here might be able to help. I want to knit a cardigan with shawl collar for men, just like the one Starsky used to wear on the 1970's program Starsky and Hutch. I would prefer to work from a pattern rather than adapt bits to put it together, as I am only just now knitting my first jumper.


There is a shawl collared jacket in chunky tweed in the book Classic Knits for Men by Martin Storey and Wendy Baker. It is published by Rowan but you will probably find it at Amazon. This jacket has some interesting simple cable work, unlike the colour work of Starsky.

Jaxom's picture

At the moment I'm like a child in a sweet shop. I have bought the book you mention and I am sure with a little study it could be used for the basic size and shaping. Thank you Knitmaniac for teaching me a valuable lesson.... Read my new books a lot more often, and learn how to adapt other patterns to my own need.
I have just gone through Christmas treating myself to a few male only pattern books. The problem is that I only have one pair of hands and they are TOO slow at present. Does any one know if you can train a pet Octopus to knit? :o)
I must not buy any more books after the next few I have ordered arrive. (Only two left to come) one is The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Colour and Pattern By: Ann Feitelson. The second is Knitting in the Old Way: Designs and Techniques from Ethnic Sweaters By: Priscilla Gibson-Roberts.
I have a fairly understanding partner although he saw my credit card bill this month and it was rather large. I was able to point out that some of it was gifts for him and his family.

Mnjack's picture

There is a free pattern on Lion Brand yarns web site for a man's shawl color cardigan, with a zipper at the neck opening. It is done in two colors and is said to be fairly easy. Just go to Lion Brand Yarns and then select patterns, then choose men's sweaters.

Jaxom's picture

I didn't find the one you were suggesting but I love the site. Thanks for pointing me in their direction. I am sure the patterns they have will come in very useful in the future.

kevyoga1970's picture

You should take a look at Smokin' on Jared Flood's Brooklyn Tweed Blog. The pattern is in Son of Stitch & Bitch.