A great basic sweater with comfort and style

July 7, 2012


I love the comfort of men’s sweaters, and I confess that I have absconded with several of my husband’s over the years.  Finally I decided it was time to design my own take on a menswear-styled cardigan.  Boyfriend is the result.

Roomy without being oversized, Boyfriend is a basic, practical sweater that can go anywhere, from a trip to town to a stroll on the beach.  And while it’s nice enough to wear out and about, it’s cozy enough to wrap yourself in while reading or knitting at home.

Boyfriend has a traditional fit, with 3-4 inches of positive ease. Knit it without buttons if you like, or make the button band wider for a more casual look.  Twin Rib edging and front panels of Lozenge pattern give this sweater tang and texture.

The sweater shown here was knit with Madelinetosh Tosh DK, an easy to care for, hand-dyed superwash merino that becomes very soft after its first washing.  It would also look great done in a traditional yarn that would really show off the pattern stitches.  Whatever yarn you choose, Boyfriend is sure to become your go-to sweater for warmth and comfort.

Available now on Ravelry!

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