Knitting was originally a craft practiced by men, who worked as apprentices to become masters in the guild. Now, well, you can make something useful, relax, or use it as a conversation starter. This gem of a book has everything you need to get you started, plus looks great on your coffee table next to a beer.
A cult classic, The Manly Art of Knitting was originally published in 1972, but has been out of print for decades. Fougner initially published this book in the hope that it would encourage men to take up knitting, or those who did, would openly embrace it. In this amusing, yet practical guide to knitting, Dave Fougner provides a step-by-step guide for beginners as well as those taking up the needles again. Containing all of the original black and white illustrations and photographs, you can't help but smile at the shots of well-worked hands delicately knitting a blanket for a dog, horse or female companion. Chapters include: basics, pattern stitches (garter, stockinette, purl, rib, moss, rise, and basket weave), projects, and problems. Fougner proclaims, Only a man would knit a hammock with shovel handles for needles and manila rope for yarn. Who are we to argue.