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Father's Day Knitting

cobblestone pullover

Father's Day Knitted Gifts and Patterns



Show Dad you care this Father's Day with handmade Father's Day gifts. Knitting for men is sometimes challenging, so we've found knitted gifts and knitting patterns for men that will ensure he'll love (and wear) what you've made him. From classic knitted cables, knitted argyle fashions, and knitted accessories for him, the Knitting Daily Shop has an abundance of homemade Father's Day gifts to make your father feel extra special this holiday.



Quick-to-Knit Handmade Father's Day Gift Ideas

Running out of time to make a handmade gift for Dad this Father's Day? Knitted accessories for men are a great way to show Dad you care, and most can be knit over the weekend. Hurry! These knitting patterns for men are instantly downloadable, so all you need is the yarn and needles to get started knitting.  
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three for the road   flying trapeze socks   frost hat   bias knit tie

Three for the Road ePattern
by the Interweave Knits team


If you have a couple hours, you can knit three accessories for Dad this Father's Day. This ePattern download includes a scarf, knit fingerless mitts, and a classic knitted hat pattern that all men will love.


Flying Trapeze Socks ePattern
by Chrissy Gardiner


These knitted socks are easily customized to fit Dad, or knit an entire set for the family. Chrissy Gardiner mixes and matches heel, open eyelet, and closed increases to make this pair of knitted socks very unique.    


Frost Hat ePattern
by Ashley Rao


What guy wouldn't want a cabled, knitted hat? This all-over knitted cable hat has a surprise of color with a contrasting facing covering the ears. So, this hat will also keep your man toasty warm in cold weather.   


Bias-Knit Tie ePattern
by Shirley Paden-Bernstein


A knitted tie makes a great portable project, and it's a good way to use up extra yarn. This traditional diagonal striped knitted tie is knit on the bias, increased at one end and decreased on the other.

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Vest and Sweater Knitting Patterns for Men that they Will wear

Knit masculine and trendy men's vests and cardigan and pullover sweater patterns that Dad will appreciate this Father's Day. And more importantly, these knit patterns for men are tested and proven to be designs that men WILL wear.      
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men in knits

  herringbone vest   cobblestone pullover   diamonds in relief

Men in Knits: Sweaters to Knit
that He Will Wear
by Tara Jon Manning


This collection of men's sweaters, vests, and accessories also presents tips for understanding men's styles and techniques for knitting flattering projects for men. This book has 24 designs for the guys!    


Herringbone Vest ePattern
by Amanda Scheuzger


A flat traveling-stitch knitting pattern reminiscent of argyle diamonds grows neatly from a slanting traveling rib pattern in this herringbone knitted vest. This is a perfect layer for Dad to throw on over button-down shirts this spring.  


Cobblestone Pullover ePattern
by Jared Flood


Inspired by a trip to Dublin, designer Jared Flood's knitted pullover pattern is easy to wear. With rounded garter yoke and garter panels flanking the body on each side, this pullover sweater pattern for men is both classic and updated.


Diamonds in Relief ePattern
by Deb Newton


This cabled knitted pullover sweater pattern looks good on everyone. The high-relief cables are offset with updated raglan sleeves, which look great on broad shoulders or even little ones. Knit this for Dad and one for yourself! 

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cambridge jacket   hero pullover   charcoal ribbed cardigan   veddy vest

Cambridge Jacket ePattern
by Ann Budd


Inspired by the casual men's sweater jackets of the 1950s, this trim cardigan uses placed ribs for a flattering fit. Dad will love this cardigan in his favorite color for Father's Day, with a modern looks and feel that he can wear all year.


Hero Pullover ePattern
by Ann Budd


A simple knit-and-purl chevron pattern is balanced with wide rib wakes on the yoke and sleeves in this sleek, manly knitted pullover sweater pattern. A short, zippered placket at the neck is the perfect modern detail that gives you room to breathe, which he'll appreciate.


Charcoal Ribbed Cardigan ePattern
by Kate Kuckro


This men's knitted cardigan pattern with a shawl-collar features set-in saddle sleeves, and unique garter-ribbing that ensures the sweater won't pull. This gentleman's knitting pattern is a timeless piece that any Dad would be happy to own.  


Veddy Vest ePattern
by Deb Newton


Whether your Dad is rustic or refined, this cabled and textural knitted vest for him with ribbing is sure to be a favorite. It's simple to wear and easy to knit for even beginning knitters looking for something to knit Dad this Father's Day.

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What's your father's style? Check out more knitting for men tips and tricks to ensure he'll love what you make him! Visit our Knitting for Men advice page.

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