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Raven Fyre
07-27-2011, 11:06 PM
Is it worth it to knit a sweater? I'm not great at seeming I've never blocked but I'm sick of big squares, blankets scarves dish cloths. Is knitting a sweater worth while or would it be easyier to just not bother. I'm looking for something easy like a V cut sweater that I could knit in cotton or something else that is machine washable. In a perfect world I'd love a seemless sweater without stripers and other stuff.

Jan in CA
07-28-2011, 01:02 AM
I don't like to seam and have never done much of it. If you'll wear a sweater then sure, it's a good thing to make. It's a good experience at the very least and you do learn a lot!

There are a ton of seamless patterns. Do you want a cardigan or pullover? We can find a few patterns if you give us an idea.

suzeeq
07-28-2011, 08:36 AM
Try the top down pattern generators at www.knittingfool.com, and at www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

Put in your gauge and the finished size you want and it makes a pattern for you. I think there's instructions for a V neck and cardigan.

Mirl56
07-28-2011, 12:12 PM
Try a top down, seamless top. I just made this one twice, once with the lace (and added the lace down the center back & sleeves) and once w/out lace.
http://www.cascadeyarns.com/patternsFree/W341_LunaCardiganShrug.pdf

Here's a popular cardi: http://www.flintknits.com/blog/?p=151

Jan in CA
07-28-2011, 01:59 PM
Here's a few ideas for cardigans. If you want something specific you'll need to say so it can be narrowed down.
http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/2006/02/if_someone_aske.html
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunkist-cardi---francaise
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=113&d_id=33&lang=en
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summers-end

Raven Fyre
08-02-2011, 09:05 PM
The more I think about it the more I'm wondering if theres such thing as a cardigen that is maybe more of a crop. Or a little on the form fitting that would be awesome especially if its three quarter lenth sleves or short sleeved. Thanks for all the links. as always for me the more straight forward the better.

suzeeq
08-02-2011, 09:23 PM
There's the Anthropologie inspired capelet (http://peonyknits.blogspot.com/2005/11/anthropologie-inspired-capelet-fo-and.html), which is really a bolero sweater. You can make it longer than that, or with longer sleeves or with the knit side out. It's a top down raglan so you just increase until the back sts are about half the size of the finished measurement you want.

fatoldladyinpjs
08-04-2011, 08:46 AM
I hear you on the seaming part. I try to avoid that as much as possible. I love top down sweaters, top down mittens, and toe up socks.

Raven Fyre
08-05-2011, 12:31 AM
I hear you on the seaming part. I try to avoid that as much as possible. I love top down sweaters, top down mittens, and toe up socks.

With the exception of soap sacks, and fingerless gloves everything I seem falls apart I must be doing it wrong I've watched tons of videos on it but still it falls apart.

fatoldladyinpjs
08-05-2011, 08:08 AM
The nice thing about knitting down top sweaters for children is that, if you're careful to mark where your thread end weaves are, you can undo it and knit more onto it. I made a car coat type sweater for my son, a little on the large side, when he was 2 years old. I just added more on the bottom and sleeves as he grew. He wore that sweater for two or three years.