Grundy Man’s

This is the first in a series of knits featuring men in mohair, inspired by the mohair sweaters worn by punks in the 1970s. The man’s sample shown here uses mohair for the contrast yarn. Use the suggested yarn, another yarn with a distinct texture, or another color of your main color yarn for contrast.


920 (1020, 1200, 1380, 1600, 1800) yards worsted or aran weight yarn (MC); 90 (120, 140, 160, 200, 260) yards worsted or aran weight yarn in accent color and texture that knits to the same gauge as MC

Sample was worked in Fleece Artist Blue Faced Leicester Aran (aran weight; 100% blue faced leicester wool; 200 yds/125g per skein) in Grey-Green (color dyed for this project) (MC), and Fleece Artist Mo (bulky weight; 78%
kid mohair, 13% wool, 9% nylon; 273 yds/125g per skein) in Forest Green (color dyed for this project) (CC)

Size 8 (5mm) 29-inch† and 16-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Size 7 (4.5mm) 29-inch† and 16-inch circular needles, and set of 5 double-pointed needles, or needles one size down from larger needles

2 stitch markers in 2 colors‡

Yarn needle

† For larger sizes, a longer circular needle may be desired for the body and lower yoke

‡ 1 color for beg of round marker,
1 color for side marker