Don’t let society squelch the truth about men and knitting any longer!
“Finally! Michael del Vecchio’s brilliant primer, complete with manly instructions and patters full of boyish appeal proves that women have long known: that knitting is way too much fun to be a ladies-only affair” – Debbie Stoller, author of Stich n’ Bitch series and BUST magazine editor-in-chief
Men knit and have for centuries. Soldiers, cowboys, and sailors traditionally knitted their own garments and today's men are following suit. Never knit before? Let today be the day that you pick up your first pair of needles. Knitting with Balls has all of the basics a guy needs to teach himself how to knit. There are clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions for every stitch, 22 original patterns, from the Tribal Sweater to the Felted Military Belt, and tips on how to start your own revolutionary men's knitting group!
Knitting with Balls features classic men's designs with an edgy twist. It is also the perfect guide for the female yarn addict in search of a cool gift for her guy. Let Knitting with Balls inspire you with its witty, modern approach to men's knitting.
About the author
Michael del Vecchio has been knitting for 5 years. He is co-Founder of MenKnit.net - the online resource for men who knit - and editor of the first two issues of the MenKnit.net quarterly zine. His first book, Knitting with Balls: A Hands on Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man, was released in October 2006 and his designs and writing
have appeared in Take Back The Knit (#2) and Not Tonight Dear, I'm Knitting , and various other magazines and publications. Michael teaches beginning knitting and intermediate techniques and designs out of his studio in Washington, D.C.
Print out the PDF below and follow the pattern to create a fantastic seasonal scarf!