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First time sweater pattern??
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Feb 23, 2019 09:58:56   #
JTM (a regular here)
danigirl wrote:
Hi friends

I've never made a sweater before. I can tell you I've bought and downloaded probably about 80 patterns and have many books with sweater patterns in them (knit to flatter/you can knit that) I'm just really nervous. Can anyone recommend a sweater pattern for me to try?

To be honest, I think I've always avoided them because going round and round and round with the same stitches makes me feel like I'll get bored BUT I really want to make my own sweater and I have a fantastic worsted yarn that I can't wait to use for it!!!

I know that people have posted a topic like this before but getting your actual recomendations would be really awesome.

Thanks so much in advance, I can't wait to get started.
Hi friends br br I've never made a sweater befor... (show quote)

Do you want a cardigan? Or a pullover? Do you want to knit "seamless"? Have you ever knit in the round? (Necessary for knitting seamless) consider checking Ravelry for free patterns and filter for "easy" ... Ravelry is free to join.
If boredom is your fear, you could check out a pattern with lacy panels or Fair Isle color work, or some cables..
There are lots of choices to avoid boredom.
Feb 23, 2019 14:42:55   #
The TinCanKnits look super; you can do one in child size, just to get confidence, then go on to...
Feb 23, 2019 22:18:58   #
I just purchased The Sweater Workshop book by Jacqueline Fee because like you, I really want to make a sweater but have hesitated to get started. She starts you out by making a sampler that walks you through a multitude of techniques and stitches that you will run in to making different sweaters. It looks to be about the size of a sleeve so you learn a lot quickly. You might want to take a look at this. I found a used copy on Amazon. As soon as I finish the afghan I've been working on forever I plan to dive in!
Feb 25, 2019 06:15:50   #
I suggest doing a raglan sleeved sweater in stockinette in a small size for a first time. That is complicated enough. A baby sweater would be great for learning but at some point you'll have to learn the difficulty of sizing an adult sweater. Choose whatever interests you the most. But keep it simple! Check your gauge every few inches. Do not be afraid to frog many times. Best of luck and have fun!
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