We’ve recently gotten requests from our readers to include more men’s patterns in our Valley Yarns line. It reminded me of all the unisex designs we’ve done in the past, but only shown on a female model. Time to fix that! Luckily, we have a number of awesome male coworkers who aren’t too camera shy and who fit into the model garments. We hope they’ll give you some great ideas for using Valley Yarns for guys.
Ken is shown here in the B-1 Basic Pullover (left) knit in navy Valley Yarns Amherst in size 40” and in the 386 Mystic Pullover (right) knit in Valley Yarns Cold Spring color 07 Fireflies in size 36”. The shawl collar on the Mystic Pullover looks great on guys and the ribbing at the sides of the body help the garment stretch at the chest and taper down at the waist. The Basic Pullover is worn here with a few inches of ease, making a comfy, roomy sweater with the fit of a favorite sweatshirt.
Jamie (left) is wearing the 421 Pearl Street Cabled Pullover knit in natural Valley Yarns Amherst in size 36”. The ribbed structure of these cables make this sweater comfortable even when worn with zero or negative ease for a slim fit. The unusual, wide saddle shoulders look neat and squared off. For a more traditional aran sweater fit, try making a size that’ll give 2-4” of ease.
Theo (right) is rocking out in the B-2 Basic Cardigan knit in Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky color 31 Dark Teal in size 40”. It actually looks like a lot of sweaters he already wears. When we remarked that the button band is on the right side, making it a women’s sweater, he said “that’s okay – I ride a women’s bike, I can wear a women’s sweater. Times are changing.” We couldn’t agree more. But if you prefer, you can easily put the button band on the other side.