This summer I'm going to have a bit more money and a lot more time, so I'm going to embark on a relatively big DIY project. I've been knitting for a few months now, but I've yet to make a sweater, so I'm going to start on a cardigan for myself. The issues here are twofold: 1. There aren't many knitting patterns for men's things 2. Those that exist tend to think Small = US 40 or so. So, I'm going to use a women's pattern, modified in a few ways. It looks like this: Back Shoulder Detail Modifications will include: -Removing shaping -Tapering sleeves -Adding a closing mechanism (I hate open cardigans, I'll probably add toggles or buttons) -Changing the back piece. I don't like the lattice things in the standard pattern, so I'll probably do one giant cable up the back -Adjusting lengths as needed Am I crazy for thinking this is a good idea? Also, what color should it be? The yarn I've picked out is 30% Alpaca / 45% Merino / 15% Silk / 10% Donegal so it should be bulky/warm as hell. Colors I'm considering are: Natural Olive Malted Cocoa Berry So yeah. This should be an adventure. You should get on a proper Japanese-fanboi site (like Uncontrol's, I'm being serious) and ask if anyone can find you some men's knitting books you can proxy. there are tons of books and they have patterns that'd fit you.