Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dr Science Zipped Jacket



While knitting this cardigan er, jacket, I learned that if you call it a "cardigan" men won't wear it. Now, I think, historically, there's been nothing particularly feminine about the word "cardigan." I even think it sounds kind of masculine. I think that's why people use the cutesie term "cardi" for ones that women wear: to make it sound more feminine.

So, yeah. This garment opens in the front and has a zipper to keep it closed, so go with jacket or cardigan as you prefer.



The pattern is now available through Knitcircus #9, . Click on the little flipping-page magazine thing to see the nifty online virtual paper version! The patterns are available for purchased download in a complete set for $7.50. Current subscribers will be getting a notification about where to download the pdf.



Specs on the Dr. Science Zipped Jacket
Written for sizes S-2X; Finished chest measurements 36 [40, 44, 48, 52]"
Suggested yarn: Patons Classic Merino Wool. Lots of great and easy substitutions available, too.

7 comments:

Holly said...

Do we need to remind the guys about Lord Cardigan? A real member of the British peerage, he was not particularly on the feminine side.

OTOH, most of our guys remember Mr Rogers...

Lovely sweater and absolutely guy practical!

Bezzie said...

Ha ha! Yeah, Mr. Rogers ruined the cardigan for dudes. I love this! I'm off to go check out KC right now!

Poops said...

Lovely "sweater"! Which, when you think about it, isn't a great word. Sweater...as in That Which Sweats or Causes Sweat. Yeah, tempting.

Love the new blog look!

Miss T said...

Love the design, and you did a fabulous job on the new issue!

YarnThrower said...

Nice "jacket" design, Elizabeth!! ...and very manly :-)

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

That there is the perfect little brown jacket that no man can be without. Er, without which no man can be. ? I'd wear it. I'm still exploring the first online issue. This pattern? Love(2,030,965,966,934,090,903,450,292,165,350,695.465465 to the 959th power)

inharil

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

it looks so manly! yay!
and oddly enough, the verifaction word below this is "kings"

weird huh?