Fougner, Dave, Gingko Press, 2014
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.