The tale of the Boyfriend Sweater is one from the knitting books. You finally decide to commit your time and money to knit a sweater for your guy. You pour over umpteen patterns, choose between yarns and decide on colors. He loves the sweater but, not you and breaks up. Or, he never even gets the sweater. You break up before it is completed. "Several plausible mechanisms for the sweater curse have been proposed, but it has not been studied systematically." - Wikipedia
Lucky for us this is "Boyfriend Sweaters" by Bruce Weinstein. Nineteen designs for him that you will want to wear. Plus 19 techniques that help you knit almost anything. Imagine knitting for him with yourself in mind. Especially when choosing from line and drape, texture, reversibility and color. Those are the four chapters you will find in the book. The patterns are sized from men XS to an XXL and for women S to XXXL. Helpful hints and tips are throughout. There are sweaters for all skill levels.
Looking for a classic that is an Off-Center Half-Zip Mock Turtle? An easy pattern knit in the round on US size 7 needles. Then there is the Funnel Neck Pullover with raglin sleeves in skill level easy. If a sweater with a tight neck is not his style then, you found a style that is. The funnel neck gives him lots of room. A duplicate embroidery stitch is used on the raglan seam in a contrasting color, making this a standout edition to his wardrobe.
You will also find patterns for scarves and hats. There is a page of project photographs along with an index at the back of the book. Have a look at the list above for an added peek. You will enjoy the patterns and all the extras. So, even if you don't have a boyfriend now, put this on your library shelf. It won't collect dust!
If he breaks up with you, keep the sweaters. You still have the book. Prove the Sweater Curse story wrong! Do you have firsthand experience with the tale of the Boyfriend Sweater?