Can I make this into a Guy Sweater?

Dudes: What up? I came across this today and I'm totally in love with the colours and the stranded pattern. Do you think I could convert the pattern into a guy sweater? Somehow I don't think I can pull of the plunging neckline.

Buck

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JodyLongKnits's picture

Hi yes absolutely!!! Simply make a crew neck instead of a scoop neek and make the shoulders less narrow

TomH's picture

Or you could make it more scooped to show MORE of your chest. Then, maybe turn it into a cardigan. That way the deep scoop will be less obvious to those who aren't drooling.

Bill's picture

Definitely!!

...longer sleeves...higher neck...it will be handsome!

MMario's picture

Sure - just plug the pattern into a plain knit sweater.

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Buck Strong's picture

I'm thinking that I would have to up the yarn by one of each type required.

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RickeScott's picture

Yes, go for it! I agree with MMario. Any guy would look great in it.

QueerJoe's picture

Hey Buck...the Shadow Pullover in that same Simply Shetland book is a man's v-neck sweater that uses the same yarn.

If you just adapted the pattern stitch to the shaping in the man's pullover using the same yarn, it would give you a sense of sizing, shaping and amount of yarn necessary.

You also wouldn't need to worry too much about buying one dyelot of the colors since stranded knitting allows for slight variations in colors of the various yarns.

God I love that colorway from Eunny...but I hate that neckline...even on a woman...perhaps TomH is right...it might look better on you.

murfpapa's picture

If you're really insisting on showing off the pattern, just knit it into boxers...

Buck Strong's picture

Ouch....that sounds really itchy.

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace.
~Milan Kundera
www.canzonestandardpoodles.com

chipsir's picture

Well it has been said so I am just waiting to see the results, especially the deeper scoop, don't use anything to itchy though, smile!!!!

Thomasknits's picture

Oh you could totally pull of the plunging neckline... But seriously, that colorwork would look really good on a mens sweater with a more sensible neck.
-Thomas

-Thomas