Images, Fisherman Sweaters | JCrew Knitwear and Vince Knitwear
Fisherman rib or shaker stitch sweaters are true classics but as you can see from the featured inspiration images they don't have to be boring.
These styles are cosy weekend sweaters you'll have for years and never tire of wearing.
Mine stretched out, which I personally loved as it only got cosier and worn in.
By adding stocking stitch edges as shown in the JCrew inspiration or a wider neck in the Vince example, you tweak the classic style and it takes on a modern look.
Personally, I love the cropped style, a little chunky, so the knitting goes faster and not quite so refined, a bit country.
This post features several, easy accessory patterns to hone your skills, whether you are right or left handed and then move on to some great garment designs.
Be sure to read further for helpful visual diagrams on fisherman knitting as well as helpful videos explaining the process very clearly.