I have been looking everywhere online to find a knitting pattern for a really nice, button up, Cardigan sweater with a shawl collar for men to make for myself. I want to find one that has a variety of stitch patterns and cabling, a lot like what you might find in Ireland. I don't like pull over sweaters at all, as I tend to get too hot in them. I want this sweater to act as a light jacket in place of a bulky over coat. I am just about ready to pull my hair out trying to find such a pattern.
The most curious part of my searching has revealed to me that there is precious little out there for men at all! That is really surprising, as women have typically knitted things for the men in their lives, but there is almost nothing available for men. Of course, I have come across a few nice patterns for men, but I haven't been able to find a button up cardigan with a shawl, type collar, ( some people call it a roll down or flip down collar. ) I was even surprised to find that KnitPicks didn't even offer sock sizing charts for men in the kits that they offer! It's even hard to find SOCK patterns that will give men's sizing! That is SAD!
If anyone could direct me to a source, a book, a pattern, any type of hint at where else to look to find this type of sweater pattern would be tremendously wonderful for me! I'm thinking of trying my local library, as I have already checked out my local craft stores for such a pattern to no avail, but other than that, I'm out of ideas.
Please, can someone help me?