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Stitchpattern ideas - knitting for men
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    Colourful Geometrics    
Cobwebs design Arlecchino design Trellis design  

The stitchpattern ideas gathered here can be used either as an all-over fairisle design, or for an area of fairisle, for example as a yoke or decorative area above the welts of body and sleeves. The stitchpattern collection books all contain ideas for different colourways which can include muted or subtle contrasts which work well with menswear. Have a browse and see if anything catches your fancy.

   
Cobwebs from Trellis Collection hand or machine knit.
Arlecchino (above) and Smithereens (below) from Italian Collection for machine knitters.
Trellis design from Trellis Collection hand or machine knit.
 
Smithereens design
Crags design from Italian Collection
Maximum floats 5st
Frost design from Trellis Collection hand or machine knit
Only 2 colours in a row, but looks much more complicated!  
Frost design
Trellis Sweater  
Crags design
Smithereens sweaters  
Understated designs with muted colours and fluid, lively diagonal movement
Fractured Shards Textile Cones   Smithereens design in rusts
Steeplechase design
Fractured Shards from Art Deco Collection hand or mach.
Textile Cones from Tones and Shades hand or machine
     
Smithereens design from Italian Collection

Steeplechase from Patchworks 24 hand or machine

Argyle knitting design Fairisle design for knitters Easy knitted fairisle   Lattice Sweater
Three machine knitting designs for the traditional weekend, Argyle from Debut Collection, Desert Weave from Nomad Collection and Gondola from Debut Collection.  
Colourmerge design from Tones and Shades hand or machine
             
Rob Peter knitting design Kelim design for knitters Patchwork collar   Patchwork sweater
Abstract geometrical designs in muted colours for the contemporary feel. From left to right: Envelopes from Patchworks 24 hand or machine, Kelim from Nomad Collection, and Steeplechase, a traditional patchwork design, sometimes called "Rob Peter pay Paul" from Patchworks 24 hand or machine  
     
tumbling blocks design Optical knitting design     Attic Windows Baby blocks knitting design
A set of optical designs - Tumbling Blocks design from Debut Collection, City Skyscape from Patchworks 24 hand or machine, Attic Windows from Colourways 40 hand or machine and Baby Blocks from Debut Collection again.
     
patchwork tweed design feathers knitting design   Green tartan design Log Cabin design      
Winter whites: Patchwork Tweed from Patchworks 24 hand or machineand Feathers from Eastern Promise
   
On the bias...Diagonal Tartan design from Tartans, Tweeds and Checks (left) hand or machine and Log Cabin design from Patchworks 24 hand or machine
     
  tablecloth check   ikat yoked sweater Country Check   crisscross tartan
    Ikat design from Nomad Collection for Yoke and sleeve decoration  
Crisscross design from Tartans, Tweeds and Checks hand or machine
Tablecloth check design from Tartans, Tweeds and Checks hand or machine. Country Check from Tartans, Tweeds and Checks hand or machine
                       
All the books include design notes with colour and design ideas to try. If you are a Designaknit user and just want the stitchpatterns, opt for the DK disk.
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