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

Aug-Sept 2017: Abram
my JDMS yarn: Rockwell
Abram KAL

Rushaan sweater

Oct-Nov 2017: Rushaan
my JDMS yarn: Mohonk
Rushaan KAL

Jerry sweater

Dec-Jan 2018: Jerry
my JDMS yarn: Mini Empire
Jerry KAL

Kale sweater

Feb-Mar 2018: Kale
my JDMS yarn: Windham

Robert sweater

Apr-May 2018: Robert
my JDMS yarn: Hudson

Elliot sweater

June-July 2018: Elliot
my yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft

For an updated list of blog posts for each KAL, check out the Handsome knitalongs page.

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.