September 29, 2008

Men Who Knit are the New Black

Cashmere Scarf Kit

It’s true and there are now more ways to tap into this knitting niche. Like with the new cashmere scarf kits from Jade Sapphire. With color choices in appropriately masculine names such as Brawny Brown, Five O’clock Shadow and GQ Green, each kit includes a pattern booklet featuring seven scarf patterns. Jonah modeled the cabled scarf and promptly fell in love with the luxurious softness of the cashmere. This makes for the perfect present for that man in your life, knitter or not.

If you are a man and you knit, you might want to get together with others at the Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat hosted by the amazing podcasters Michael Wade and Stephen Houghton of Y Knit .The retreat runs from November 7th through the 9th at the Point Bonita Retreat Center in the Marin Headlands. The cost is $180 payable by October 5, so hurry! The price includes meals and lodging in the Center’s dormitory. There will be informal classes and demonstrations, such as Drop Spindling, Twined Knitting, Sock Design, Short Rows, Entrelac, Knitting Back Backward, Mosaic Knitting and Freeform Knitting led by retreat attendees. Not to mention much manly knitting, spinning and sharing!

If you would like more information, or if you miss the deadline but still want to join in the fiber fun, contact Michael, mikealanwade [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also read the threads on Ravelry or at MenWhoKnit.com.

Jonah hearts Cashmere


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