My husband is not much of a sweater wearer (and now that he’s been working from home he didn’t wear a sweater all winter because he didn’t really have to leave the house) so I’ve never knit a sweater for a guy before.
But I know there are guys who like sweaters, and people who like to knit sweaters for guys (whether the guys themselves or some loved one), so today I bring you a handful of great men’s sweater knitting patterns you can find on Etsy.
If you want to keep it super simple, this plain Stockinette, top down pullover form Cookie the Knitter is just the thing. It has a classic fit with a little positive ease and is available in five sizes up to 51 inches.
Add a little texture and you get the Obersee sweater form the Blue Mouse. This one is a top down raglan worked in moss stitch, and it’s meant to be a relaxed style with up to 6 inches of positive ease. There are eight sizes up to a chest measurement of 68.25 inches.
The Gear Cardigan from Vi Talina Craft is a great grandpa cardigan with a little more style, and is worked in pieces in bulky yarn. There are five size options up to 46.5 inches.
I love this cowl necked pullover with cables down the sleeves from Irmian Design. It’s a classic look with a little style, plain enough for guys who like plain sweaters but not so plain as to look like you could have bought it at a store. Five sizes are available up to a 50/52 inch chest.
Take it all the way classic with this fantastic Norwegian colorwork sweater from Katrine’s Designs. This is a stunning design inspired by the sweaters found around Setesdal, Norway, though it does include seamless raglan shaping at the shoulders rather than being knit in the traditional way. I would definitely knit this for myself (it’s available in one size).