Have you been searching for the perfect book of knitting for the man in your life? Or do you just want to learn to knit simply without the complicated bells and whistles that you find in most craft books?
You can turn to The Manly Art of Knitting for a fuss-free, instructional book about the basics
of knitting that will appeal to men and women with a sense of DIY and good old
number 8 wire mentality.
Originally published 1972 by keen knitter Dave Fougner, this cult classic has
finally been reprinted for the modern men (and women) ready to pick up the
needles and reclaim the ancient, manly art form. Fougner is a knitting
enthusiast with a mission – to encourage men to take up knitting and to get the
undercover male knitters out there out in the open.
Fougner’s book is practical, easy to follow, and adorably idiosyncratic. The
small book features ideas for simple projects such as a basic beanie, a simple
dog blanket, a knitted horse cover, and my personal favourite – a hammock
knitted from rope using shovel handles as needles.
If this isn’t enough to convince you, just take a look at the cool knitting cowboy
on the front cover.
Title: The Manly Art of Knitting
Author: David Fougner
Recommended by Ella J, Central Library
Ella J is a library assistant who has equal amounts of time for literary masterpieces as she does for pop culture icons, and is always looking out for something fresh and exciting to get her teeth into.