Knitting Preview: September 11, 2021 issue

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We have a gents’ sweater for you this week in the September 11 knitting.

Our ribbed sweater is perfect for smart or casual wear. It’s warm without being bulky, thanks to the wool, silk and alpaca yarn.

The sweater is knitted in Rowan Island Blend in shade Jet (902) and you can find out more about this yarn and check out your local stockist by visiting

A Comfortable Fit

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Photograph courtesy of GMC Publications.


Instructions are available for six sizes ranging from 102 cm (40 ins) to 127 cm (50 ins). The actual size is around 12 cm (5 ins) larger, so it will be a comfortable fit.

We have graded this as an easy design. A K2, P2 rib creates the pattern throughout with smart epaulets at the shoulders. 4 mm needles are required, and the neck is worked on a circular needle.

Modern Men’s Knits

The design is from the book, “Modern Men’s Knits” by Jan Geigley, Quail Studio, RRP £11.99. Available from all good bookshops and craft outlets or online, you can also buy it direct from

september 11 knitting

Photograph courtesy of GMC Publications.

This versatile sweater will be a huge hit with the men and we hope you love it, too.

Check out our other knitting content, including our Cats Protection pattern for the 2021 Love Darg.

Alex Corlett

Alex is the "Friend's" Features Editor, working with the talented Features Team to bring you everything from cryptic crosswords to financial advice, knitting patterns to international travel and inspirational real life stories. Always on the hunt for a new feature idea, Alex also enjoys cycling and loves a good tea room.