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									Never Knit Your Man a Sweater (Unless You've Got the
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      Product Description-Never Knit Your Man a Sweater (Unless
                        You've Got the Ring!)
      Is he sweater-worthy? According to Judith Durant, no man deserves a sweater until the relationship involves long-term
commitment. It’s just too risky to put all that time and effort and love into a knitted garment for a man who might be long gone by
the time the sweater actually looks like a sweater.But knitters do want to make soft, warm things for the people they love — new
  boyfriends included. So what is the proper project for the it’s-been-four-dates-and-we’re-having-a-great-time guy? The Dinner
Date Scarf, customized with the colors of his favorite sports team, doesn’t scare him with thoughts of commitment but does give
    him something warm he’ll be happy to wear to football games.Simple, shaped projects should be saved for more serious,
 exclusive relationships. Mittens, socks, and hats are all perfect for that semi-committed phase — they require a little more time
  and effort but can be quickly dropped if things don’t work out after all. Only when the ring is in hand should work begin on the
  merino/cotton blend Half-Zip Pullover, a classic, not-too-heavy sweater he will wear for years.Knit items are excellent gifts for
men; they just have to be given at the appropriate time. Durant not only warns stitchers about appropriate project-to-relationship
                    ratios, she offers 22 of the smartest patterns available for men’s clothing and accessories.

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Customer Reviews:
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful

For more than just girlfriends!, January 29, 2007 By Evelyn Uyemura (Torrance, CA USA)
     This review is from: Never Knit Your Man a Sweater (Unless You've Got the Ring!) (Paperback) I haven't knit any of the
articles in this book, so I don't know if they knit up as beautiful as they look. But I want to encourage any woman who has a man
in her life (or any male knitter who has a man in his life) to overlook the cute but somewhat overdone theme of what to knit for a
guy after the first date, first dinner-date, first sleep-over, moving in, engagement, etc. That's a cute concept, but it could limit the
audience for the book unnecessarily.There are maybe 20 patterns for men in here, and almost every one looks like something a
man would actually want to wear (I'm not so sure about one sweater in a mango sort of color.) And the instructions look well laid
out. Because the patterns increase in commitment level, they also increase in complexity and time and money commitment. So
even if you're knitting for your Dad, you can gauge whether a headband, pair of mittens, pair of gloves (to die for gorgeous
gloves), vest or Aran sweater is what you're prepared to...

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful

Never mind the gimmick, September 18, 2007 By G. P. Donohue "textillian" (Ellicott City, MD USA)
  This review is from: Never Knit Your Man a Sweater (Unless You've Got the Ring!) (Paperback) Yes, the sweater myth is kind
of cloying, but since it is used as a device to take a knitter through more advanced shapes and techniques, I was able to quickly
get over that. Very little space is actually devoted to the myth anyway.The book starts out with garter stitch coasters and works
the reader up to an Aran cardigan, introducing a new technique with each project. Most every point on technique that I could
think of for these projects is covered in the asides.The photography in this book is great, as it is not just for inspiration, but also
for details in the projects, for those that the written instructions may not be enough. (Everyone learns differently.)The projects
are great (with one notable exception.) Initially, I was put off by the coasters and laptop covers, thinking of them as the modern
equivalent of the tea cozy; but then I remembered back to when I was a 10 year old knitting, these would be the kind of projects
I would probably...

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful

Great knitting book, September 9, 2007 By K. Bradford
  This review is from: Never Knit Your Man a Sweater (Unless You've Got the Ring!) (Paperback) I bought this book a while ago
when I was looking for some new inspiration. The title is what caught my attention. As I flipped through it, I noticed that the
writers took the patterns and presented them step by step. They probably did this on purpose so someone who has wanted to
knit something but wasn't sure how to could do it.I made one of the projects for myself (in girlie colors of course) and the
patterns are pretty easy to follow. Even if you're just starting out, this book is definitely worth having a look at.

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