introducing HANDSOME: Man Sweaters for Every Body

Hello! I am super effing thrilled to announce that Handsome -- the product of two years of research, design, and awkwardly measuring my friends -- is now available for purchase.

 
 

Handsome: Man Sweaters for Every Body is an e-book collection of six menswear sweater patterns designed to fit every size, shape, and gender of adult human.

The Handsome collection features:

  • a wide range of sizes (from 30" to 66" chest circumference);
  • extra sizing and style options in each pattern;
  • online calculators to further customize each sweater with body shaping, short rows, and personalized body and sleeve lengths.

I've created a Ravelry group for the collection, where folks can share and discuss their projects, ask questions, exchange ideas, and just generally have a supportive online community for Handsome-ing.

Over the coming year, I'll be hosting a knitalong here and in the Rav group. Every two months, I'll make a different sweater from the collection, customizing each design for my own self using Jill Draper Makes Stuff yarns. I'll also post photos and tutorials as we go, clarifying some of the more challenging parts of each design.

Please knit along with me! Here's the schedule so you can plan ahead:

Abram sweater

July-Aug 2017: Abram
my JDMS yarn: Rockwell

Rushaan sweater

Sept-Oct 2017: Rushaan
my JDMS yarn: Mohonk

Jerry sweater

Nov-Dec 2017: Jerry
my JDMS yarn: Mini Empire

Kale sweater

Jan-Feb 2018: Kale
my JDMS yarn: Windham

Robert sweater

March-April 2018: Robert
my JDMS yarn: Hudson

Elliot sweater

May-June 2018: Elliot
my JDMS yarn: Mohonk Light

For more information about each sweater in the collection, check out the Lookbook.

To buy Handsome right freaking now, just click here.

And to access the custom calculators for each design in the collection, visit the custom calculators page.