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laikabear
08-01-2007, 04:54 AM
Hi everyone,

I am looking for a beginner sleeveless sweater/ camisole/ shell pattern to try. The only thing I have knitted so far is basically a practice scarf in various different stitch patterns to get a feel for knitting.

Any ideas? Or should I stick to flat square things until I am more experienced?

Maureen

PS I do not have any yarn yet. A stash of zero! I used up both my balls of wool blend for the scarf.

minkoo
08-01-2007, 09:15 AM
This one looks pretty easy
http://deliciousstitches.blogspot.com/2006/05/pretty-in-pink-tank-pattern.html

Another http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTasana.html

cftwo
08-01-2007, 10:36 AM
I have this pattern - http://www.ptyarns.com/detail_patterns.asp?co=Plymouth&pa=Wildflower+DK+Adult+shell - which has an easy plain version, a reverse stockinette version, and a lacy front version. It is knit in the round, but is pretty simple and straightforward. The edges of the sleeves have some funny stitches, but if you just do exactly what the pattern says, it works out OK.

Jan in CA
08-01-2007, 10:43 AM
This one looks simple enough.

http://www.cu-needleworks.com/Patterns/Sweaters/Quick_ez_shell/quick_ez_shell.pdf

You could also try here and search for "shell", "easy shell", "simple shell" etc.. other search words might be camisole and tank top.

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php

Jill A.
08-01-2007, 02:22 PM
I recently knit this (http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/chickami.html)

It was really easy, knit in the round - no sewing. Is has directions for the cami with thin straps, or wider straps.

Jints
08-01-2007, 03:55 PM
another here
http://www.dailyknitter.com/jody.html

Doublereeder2
08-01-2007, 04:53 PM
This Ballet Camisole (http://magknits.com/July06/ballet.htm) is easy if you can use circular needles.
Let us know what you decide to try :-)

laikabear
08-01-2007, 08:20 PM
Thanks guys! I knew you'd give me some great ideas. My decision on what to knit just became an emergency as my Knitpicks Options set arrived a day early!!! :woot:

Yes, even though I am a beginner I splurged on the set of needles everyone is raving about. Hopefully I won't be dropping stitches all over the place. I've learned on bamboo straight needles.

I have decided to try http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/chickami.html this one. But I liked a couple of the others enough to put them on the future list. Especially the ballet camisole. That little gather in the front might make it look like I actually have boobs. :eyes:

OK now off to the LYS to pick some YARN!

Eloewien
08-01-2007, 08:36 PM
Another one I like is http://www.berroco.com/200/200_laverne.html

I'm about to start it :)

GinnyG
08-02-2007, 08:53 AM
I have this pattern - http://www.ptyarns.com/detail_patterns.asp?co=Plymouth&pa=Wildflower+DK+Adult+shell - which has an easy plain version, a reverse stockinette version, and a lacy front version. It is knit in the round, but is pretty simple and straightforward. The edges of the sleeves have some funny stitches, but if you just do exactly what the pattern says, it works out OK.

I really like this pattern and was all set to order it, placed my order and went to check out, THEY WANT $4.75 to ship a $3.00 pattern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:tap:

minkoo
08-02-2007, 09:10 AM
That's cute! You picked a good one.

cftwo
08-02-2007, 02:24 PM
Ginny :noway: I think I originally found that pattern at Patternworks, but I haven't been able to find it there now. It's a Plymouth pattern - maybe someone else will have it and have better shipping rates.