Saturday, August 13, 2016

Spinnerin Handknit Sweaters for Men Vol 124

This pattern book takes us back to 1954 with a variety of men's designs fashioned by Caroline Sadoux.  It is jam packed with 20 knitting patterns, which include just a touch of crochet here and there.    Typically, pattern books were published as promotion for a specific line of yarns.  This book, however, more represents the line of products sold by Spinnerin for this time period -- 1954.  

 One might say that men's knitted fashions are just 'mens knitted fashions'.   But this is only partially true. The primary difference between 1950's and current men's fashions is the length; below waist versus hip length or below.  

 No 1241 - sleeveless pullover graces the cover.  Another sign of the times -- this gentleman is smoking. 

No 1244 - Another sleeveless Pullover -- being modeled by a Wally (Leave it to Beaver) look-alike. 

No 1247 -Another Vest, but this one a most distinguished design with cross-over front.  

No 12410 - Mans pullover is a classic, nicely understated detail with extra wide ribbed bands.

No 12415 - This mans' pullover is a simple design that becomes a standout with the ribbed arms and collar variation.  

No 12417 - Mans Pullover has an attractive Aztec motif stripe across the neckline and down the arms.  It's quite eye-catching.  

Now, this leaflet actually has 20 men's knitting patterns in all.   You'll find them scattered in the Knitted Men's Section in the shop, if you'd like to view more.  Now, if you have the skills (I do not) to add length to these designs, there are some good selections for your upcoming projects.    

Now, I'll move on to the next book in my 'pending stack'. 
Thanks for dropping by,