About Hands-on Knits and the Woman Behind the Knitting Patterns for Men!
My favourite customers?
Men Who Knit – but anybody else with a passion for nice hand knitted menswear; fantastic fit; interesting knitting techniques; and sustainable yarns, are welcome to join too!
I strongly believe that this world needs more cool hand knitted menswear. We need more of the kind of knitwear that takes time and makes the wearer feel proud and ‘just the way he is’!
What do I offer?
Well, in this future favourite spot of yours, you find: knitting technique experiments; sustainable yarns that you had never dreamt of; fascination of colours; cool designs; passion for (a tailored) fit
….did I mention that I do all the tutorials myself? And that you find YouTube links to the relevant techniques in the patterns? In addition, I really should mention that I do my outmost to providing you with instructions on how to customise the pattern to your body measures and personal preferences.
Also, I owe to tell you that I donate 10 % of the surplus from each pattern to a project dedicated to men’s’ rights?
- I’m blessed with 4 brothers; two older brothers and 2 younger brothers…all of them a lot bigger than me. Just to clarify – they never treated me as a princess. However, they did teach me how to swear, fight and teach others a lesson. I love all of my 4 brothers, and I love even more the fact that we no longer life in the same house
- As a teenager, I dreamt of becoming a rescue helicopter pilot so I called the nearest airbase to ask what the requirements were. I spoke to a very friendly man, who explained to me that women are not good as pilots because they are not capable of logical thinking. Fortunately, the universities where not aware of such gender weaknesses, so eventually I managed to get a university degree instead
- I really like men – in the sense that I feel very comfortable around men. To be honest, I find men to be fantastic. I’m certain there is a good explanation for that
- My father showed me that men also cry and both my parents taught me that gender should never – NEVER be a disadvantage or limiting factor for anything. I’m quite certain they must have been worried about my whereabouts from a young age – as I was allowed all the same as my brothers
- As a teenager, I would often wear a classic men’s vest – I still do. Furthermore, I am longing for the day when I will wake up wearing a Sixpence and look smashing! As the years pass by I realise that the likelihood of this happening is diminishing
- I study knitwear design at Copenhagen Business College and just started the last semester
- I’m passionate about environmental issues, human rights and human development – hence the following bullet points
- I hold a 5 years Masters’ Degree on International Development Studies & Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen and of Roskilde
- I hold a Masters’ Degree on The Theory and Practice of Human Rights from Essex University
- I wish I could say that I hold a PhD. on Men’s Rights, but I don’t
- I used to be Member of the Board of the Danish United Nations Association
- I’ve always travelled a lot and worked with human rights in Ecuador. In addition, I worked for DanChurchAid in Guatemala, which is where I met my Guatemalan husband, now living in Denmark
- I life with my husband and 2 kids in Copenhagen
- We keep 200 m2 of kitchen garden
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