It's strange isn't it, that knitting, like sewing, is mostly perceived as a women's activity.
Yet, like the fashion industry, men are often leading the way in design.
One of the most inspirational knitwear designers was Kaffe Fassett. His 70s patterns created knitted garments worthy of a gallery. Fashion royalty wore Kaffe's garments with pride and dedicated knitters now valiantly aspire to recreate his complex works.
Jared Flood, is a textile and knitwear designer and founder of the hugely popular Brooklyn Tweed. Jared has drawn from a muted country style palette and created knitwear that is highly fashionable and wearable. His garments have a tactile and comforting appeal.
Stephen West is a knitwear enthusiast with a fanatical following. His bright mash up of styles and colours produce exciting and inspiring knitwear creations. He seems to have a blatant disregard for convention and thereby creating the most crazy and intriguing knitted products.
So, if you are a bloke with a creative bent. Give knitting a shot! Find your own style and who knows, you could be the next big thing in knitwear.
PS. Check out my Pinterest board for cool images of Men getting their knit on!