View Full Version : What's an easy sweater pattern for scaredy cat knitters?

08-02-2006, 12:16 AM
Okay, I decided I'm going to try to knit a sweater finally, but it's got to be easy so I don't get all discouraged and freaked out by difficult techniques. :oops: Does anybody have any suggestions on a good, easy first pattern for a sweater? I've seen on the forum sweaters that are "knit from the top down"--are these easy? What does that mean? I had a previous post where I inquired about SnB's "To Dye For" sweater and I'm still mulling that idea around. What does everybody think? Help!

08-02-2006, 12:19 AM
This pattern (http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/topdown.cfm) is pretty easy, has no seaming, and can be adapted for any yarn and any size.

08-02-2006, 12:25 AM
Thanks Ingrid--you're the best! (you're still awake, too, huh? ;) )

08-02-2006, 12:27 AM
Yeah, I don't feel the least bit sleepy, so what the heck.

Another thought on the sweater--making a baby or child's sweater involves all the same shaping with less knitting. If you have someone you can knit for, it's great practice.

08-02-2006, 08:06 AM
OH INGRID! Thank you a bazillion times for this link. I have wanted.....well, you know that rest. And Cookworm, thanks for asking. I'm so new to this knitting stuff I don't even know what question to ask.
gentle hugs for both of you,

08-02-2006, 08:49 AM
I made this children's sweater for my DD. It was easy and fun to watch it take shape. I think the sizing runs small, so I would make one size larger than you think you need.