Guest Post and Giveaway – Knits Men Want

This giveaway is over. Winner Announced Here.

Editors Note: We at CraftGossip are honored to have Bruce Weinstein present his list of top ten knitting blogs for inspiration. In celebration of this post, we have a copy of Bruce’s book to giveaway. How to enter the giveaway is presented at the end of this post, so read on!

Bruce Weinstein is the author of the new book, Knits Men Want (STC Craft): part humorous relationship therapy, part straight-forward knitting instruction. Bruce has been designing knitwear and teaching knitting for 10 years, and has also written 15 cookbooks with his partner, Mark Scarborough. You can find Bruce blogging over at, or on his and Mark’s hilarious food blog:, but when he’s not busy blogging, knitting, teaching or cooking, you’ll find him hanging out at these great blogs:

Diane’s sheep are so regal and she really brings the artisan craft – from fleece to yarn – to life on her blog. Plus it’s in French as well as English

Stephanie says what we’re all thinking – like sending killer bees to attack people who annoy us.

It’s always great to see Stephen’s hip urban knits.

Kimberly is a wonderful knitter and really explains what she’s doing well.

Daniel has some unique patterns, love his baby blanket. And he’s a really nice guy, to boot!

Anyone who knits gloves for a friend as a thank-you deserves to be read.

If for nothing else, just to see how Jared photographs his latest project.

Craig makes crazy t-shirts and remind me of when I was his age.

Because Annie really knows how to tell a story.

Because mixing food and knitting is always a good thing.

To win a copy of Bruce’s latest book Knits Men Want, leave a comment on this post. A winner will be randomly selected from all the entries. Good Luck!


  1. says

    We’ve been together six years, he doesn’t see me without needles in hand – but I haven’t had the courage to knit for him yet! Please send me the book and give me the courage I need!!!

  2. says

    I read some of those blogs! Thanks for the links. There are some I’ve never seen before—and I’m a blog-hog.

    Oh, and I’d love to win a copy of the book!

  3. Jen says

    I’ve recently learned knitting and love making knits for the kids, but something for my boyfriend would be great, I’ve just been at a loss! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Maureen says

    Thank you for all the links.
    I am always interested in what others have to say and how they are being creative

  5. BeckyS says

    Some perennial favorites there, but some new faces to check out as well. Thank you for posting this. :)

  6. says

    Wow! All of these blogs are just wonderful (& let’s not forget Bruce’s wonderful blog either! ;)! I really feel so honored to have mad

  7. says

    Sounds like a book I need. I was just looking for a pattern to knit for the Man of the House.

    Fingers Crossed


  8. Betsy says

    Thanks for some new links I hadn’t tripped over before…I hear good things about the book around the web and would love to have a copy…

  9. Mimi says

    Alright! I can’t wait to check out all those links – thank you so much. Thanks for the chance to win what looks to be a fantastic book!

  10. Jeanne says

    I need a new men’s book for my 2 guys – hubbo & son, both big, both need new sweaters this year.
    Thanks for the links… I know some, but it’s great to see a few new too.

  11. Edwin Gabriel says

    I have a lot of patterns book, but very little patterns for men. I always support guys whom write knit pattern for us only. I hope this book success and their will be another one in the future.

  12. Margie says

    It’s always nice to read new blogs. As for the book, I’ve heard great things about it and wouldn’t mind seeing for myself!

  13. says

    the book defenatly has great stuff for men.
    i would love to see my husbend wearing those knits
    thanks for the giveaway would love to win the “how to”

  14. Kitten With A Whiplash says

    A very interesting variety of knitting and personalities.

  15. Nikki says

    As a fairly new knitting maniac, I’m always grateful for new resources for inspiration, how to’s and patterns. ‘Knits Men Want’ appears to deliver just what guys really would choose to wear.

  16. says

    So far I’ve only found one pattern that my Dh was happy for me to knit for him – so I would love this book!

  17. says

    I have three guys in my life (DH and 2 very tall sons) and would love to be able to knit for them! Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. crazyestonian says

    I read the excerpt on and I so totally see how true it is. I knit the same ole pair of socks over and over for my husband. And I have made two very plain sweaters for him. And for hats, the darker and plainer the better. Though he did ask for turn-a-square by Jared Flood for Christmas :)
    I have to check this book out, I think he might like the simplicity.

  19. Meg says

    I’m surrounded by men – my DH, 2 sons, one of who’s favorite color is black and the other will go as far as gray, and 2 grandsons so far – so this book would really help out a lot. Of course, I’d get a lot more knitting done if I didn’t keep spending all my time reading knitting blogs. And, now I have a new list to add! Hmmmm, guess I can knit straight stockingette stitch in the round and read, too….

  20. Carmen says

    Thanks for the great links! It’s not always easy to find patterns for men – especially larger sizes.
    I’m off to spend time at these sites…

  21. One Sheep says

    As someone who never got past five entries on a blog, I really appreciate those folks who share their skill, knowledge and inspirations with us.

  22. Jacky says

    Brilliant links – and some great men’s knits there. What a generous giveaway, thankyou 😉

  23. Mary Lee says

    Thanks for all of the great links! I would like a copy of this book. I think there are several things my husband would love.

  24. Kim Reid says

    Please enter me – I’d love a chance to win this wonderful book!
    Thanks :)

  25. suza says

    My mom and I, both expert knitters have yet to finish a sweater for XXL DH. It always comes out too big. Maybe this is the book that would change our luck.


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