02-03-2005, 06:53 PM
Free is good, easy is good because I am just a beginner, and I want something nice looking. I signed up for a knitting 2 class at my LYS and I think all their patterns are butt ugly or old lady looking. I want something where I can use a bulky yarn and have it turn out looking fabulous! Any ideas?
02-03-2005, 08:19 PM
I have this book Vogue Knitting on the Go: Chunky Knits (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/193154302X/qid=1107476049/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/102-3219801-3172929?v=glance&s=books&n=507846). I have a picture of this cowl neck sleeveless sweater that I made.... I'll have to look for it.
It was a really easy pattern though. Chunky yarn, and it was just 2 pieces (front and back) seeing as though there were no sleeves.
The only stitches you needed (from what I remember)
were Knit, Purl, Decrease. Also, you had to pick up some stitches around the arm hole in order to give it a ribbed edge. But amy has some stuff on how to pick up stitches.
Anyway. There were a bunch of patterns in there, all chunky yarns, and they all have ratings (easy, intermediate, expert) and there were a bunch of easy ones. And more importantly, a bunch of cute easy ones.
PS, I sent you a private message, so check your box.
02-04-2005, 09:01 PM
I have had great success with "yankee knitter" patterns. I made their rollneck sweater, as a 2nd project and it was ok. They cost 4.00 at my LYS. Sweater looks like a jcrew rollneck!!