Get your very own copy of GUYS KNIT, and have it signed by the author himself, for absolutely no extra charge!

That's right: if you want to own a signed copy of my new book, just buy it from the link below, and fill in the field with the recipient's name, and I'll sign it for you before I send it off in the post.

No other outlet is offering this service:
I can, because... well... I’m me!


I'm not kidding—the book is published by Haynes, famed the world over for their car manuals: the staple of every dusty shed and greasy garage. This book belongs firmly on the coffee table though! I'm so proud to be part of the Haynes tradition, and it was a great thrill to be asked to join their canon of authors and experts. Published in October 2018, GUYS KNIT is fast becoming THE reference manual for beginner knitters, aimed at encouraging men to take up the craft of knitting.


GUYS KNIT The Instruction Manual is available directly from, for just £15.00 (plus p&p).

And don't forget, buying from me means you get to have your very own signed copy. Whether you are getting a treat for yourself, or a present for a friend, don't forget to pop the recipient's name in the box below, before clicking "Add to Cart", and I'll leave a personalised message inside the book for you or them.

Oh, and do be sure to select the correct shipping region before clicking the “BUY NOW” button, to ensure you are charged the correct amount for your location, otherwise I won’t be able to process your order.

£15.00 + shipping
Recipient name for signing:
The Instruction Manual
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Please note: GUYS KNIT is hardback, slightly larger than A4 and weighs 850g. Consequently, shipping costs are due for each copy purchased.
Shipping costs:
UK: £5.00 | Europe: £10.00 | Other: £22.00

(Shop Small: Remember the larger corporations only feed the fat cats at the top—buying directly from the author means a much bigger return for me, for all the hard work and effort that went into bringing GUYS KNIT into the world. Thank you.)


But before we go any further, I think you should take a little look at the short video I put together to help publicise the book. They say a picture paints a thousand words: well, a film is worth a thousand pictures, and when you take into consideration that the film is a musical(!!!), then you might just have the best book publicity film the world has ever seen...

Don't take my word for it: come, take a look ("look, look, look, look!") and judge it for yourself...

Well, I suppose that was better out than in... But enough of such silliness!


Rather than sit here trying to tell you all about it, I realised I've already done all of this, on the back cover, so why don't I sit back, and let the book speak for itself?


Yup. We do.

It’s an ever-increasingly digital world: people stare at little screens all day, with nothing to show for it when the power goes off. More and more we are turning to traditional crafts to redress the balance, and for many, that means knitting.

I want to challenge the commonly held ‘misperception’ that knitting is a feminine pursuit –
GUYS KNIT is a beginner’s guide to knitting, and it is aimed specifically at men.

So I set out to write a manual that a guy might notice in a shop, and think to himself: that’s a book that represents me, and who I am. I wanted to do that because I am a guy. I’ve always championed male knitters, and together, we can overthrow the ridiculous notion that guys don’t, or shouldn’t knit. We do. And we should.

So if you are that guy in the shop, holding this manual in your hand, let me answer the question you’ve probably been asking yourself since you picked it up:

Yes. Knitting is for you. And this is the manual to teach you."

The book contains step-by-step photo tutorials, to take you from zero knowledge, to hero knitter in no time at all.

There are five specially designed patterns, showcasing the techniques you will have learnt along the way, and each one is deliberately put together with the idea that just because you are a beginner, doesn't mean that you need to be patronised with boring  things to make.

I've also included loads of handy hints and tips for you to dip into as you work your way through the book: I figured why should a new knitter have to wait to pick up titbits of expert knowledge? My knitting life is easier now than it was when I started, precisely because of the stuff I've learnt along the way. I figured a beginner might be able to make use of some of it at the start of their journey too!



That's right: I have filmed twenty-three exclusive video tutorials, to accompany the different techniques taught in the book.

Scattered throughout the pages of the book, you'll find a number of QR codes. Each one relates to a different video tutorial.

Unfortunately, due to a hostile takeover at my publishers, Haynes, the hosting site where the videos were originally housed was switched off, without my knowledge, which caused me no end of upset, I can tell you!

But panic not: all of the videos within the book are now hosted on this very site, and every time I send out a book purchased from this page, I include a separate printed sheet, containing an updated QR code that takes you straight to the springboard page where you can access all of the vids referenced in the book itself.

(Look up to the top of this page, and you'll see a menu tab that says "Guys Knit Videos": they really aren't hard to find!


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