Designer Highlight: Mathew Gnagy
Here’s another designer whose men’s garments I really like. This sweater blew me away when I saw it on Ravelry. The back is as stunning as the front. And the pattern is free! Mathew has several other very attractive men’s designs on his Ravelry page where his username is dzinrbear. Another free pattern that is definitely on my projects list is his Tapered Staghorn Hat. The Brit Lit Vest appeared in KnitScene Fall 2010, and although it is shown on a woman, it would look very good on a man as well. The shaping on the sides accented with cables really looks sharp. I contacted Mathew and he said that nothing in the vest’s design would compromise it as a man’s garment. It was designed with lengths scaled for women’s average heights, so some men might have to add rows for extra length. But beyond that, it would work out well for a man’s shape too.
The absolutely fantastic news is that Mathew has a new book coming out in 2011 published by Interweave Press. Now that is something that is worth watching for!