View Full Version : Beginner's Sweater Pattern Wanted

04-29-2008, 08:44 AM
I'd like to learn how to knit, and assemble, a child's-size sweater.
Having never attempted this, it all looks intimidating, as I browse
the sweater patterns.

Does anyone have a super simple, basic, no frills sweater pattern they can provide a link to, for me?

I don't know how to do button holes, and I don't know how to join pieces together. My joining stitches look awful.
I'd also like to learn that technique.


04-29-2008, 10:17 AM
Look for some top down baby sweaters. They're cardigans that can be knit without seams, except for the sleeves, which are pretty short. You can chain a loop of yarn for a button loop instead of a hole. Look at knittingpatterncentral.com, thedailyknitter.com and there's a free one at http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/babycardi.html

04-30-2008, 06:47 PM
I just did my first sweatern and posted it. I used a pattern y Knitting Pure & Simple. It was basically all in one piece except where you go back and pick up stitches for the sleeves. But if I can do it you can!
And I just picked up a baby sweater pattern today at my LYS and it is called 1,2,3 Top Down #609 by Cabin Fever and looks pretty simple.


05-01-2008, 12:39 PM
Knittingonthenet has some fast and easy patts here (http://knittingonthenet.com/babysweaters.htm) and here (http://knittingonthenet.com/kidssweaters.htm). Something like this (http://knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babysweraglangarterstripe.htm) is basic 'top down.'

Lionbrand.com also has lots of baby/toddler patts that are deemed 'easy.'


05-01-2008, 08:41 PM
here's another easy basic http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_needlework_knitting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3263_3298694,00.html