I have written Alec XL using Mens sizing charts, although this is definitely a unisex knit and can easily be knit (with, or without modification) for a Woman too. I quite liked the idea of stealing this one from my husband, but he seems to want to keep it!
The collar is totally optional, and there are some wonderful photos of a version without the collar over on Michelle's Blog.
Alec XL is knit in Light Worsted Weight yarn, at a 20st gauge. My delicious yarn is by Jodulbug Creations, in Charcoal. Its so yummy and soft, and a perfect colour for my husband!
I have also included some shaping to the body of the sweater. A lot of men actually are not straight up and down (even if they appear so) and actually their hips are slimmer than their chests. I have included measurements for both with and without this shaping so you can best decide based on measurements. I did half of the suggested decreases for my husband. His hips are slimmer than his chest, but not as much as the sizing standards suggest.
|sizing chart, click to see larger. Also on pattern page.|
So there you go - Alec XL is ready to go. Its been test knit, and tech edited, and I hope you love it as much as I do!
You can buy it from Ravelry here. Or Craftsy here.
Special thanks to my wonderful husband, he doesn't really enjoy modelling for me, or having his photo taken in general!