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knitaura
05-25-2011, 08:31 AM
I'm looking for a sweater pattern that uses bulky yarn. This will be my first sweater, so I want to make it less daunting by using a bulkier yarn. I wondered if anyone had any good suggestions?

Jan in CA
05-25-2011, 12:59 PM
There are so many types of sweaters it would help if you'd narrow down what you want. Cardigan or pullover? Free or purchase? Seamless or seamed?

Here's a few to start -
http://www.berroco.com/189/189_gretta.html
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/1195AD.html?r=1
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=97&d_id=12&lang=en

knitcindy
05-25-2011, 01:14 PM
For my very first sweater I used a book called "The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits" by Julie Carles & Joanna Jacobs. The directions are VERY simple to follow and I even changed the pattern a little but still EASY to do!!!

I did notice that their patterns are more for "thinner" women, of which I am not. But I was able to find one that worked.

HTH, knitcindy

suzeeq
05-25-2011, 01:19 PM
Have you checked the website for the yarn you're using? Often they have free patterns listed that use the same yarn.

knitaura
05-26-2011, 08:20 AM
I was thinking of knitting a pullover.

knitcindy
05-26-2011, 04:57 PM
Sorry, I meant to recommend the sweater patterns in that "Yarn Girls" book, not the whole book!!!! I made the one called "A Tempting Turtleneck" and the instructions are VERY easy to follow.

Check to see if your local library has it, because that's what I did and I loved it!!!

knitcindy

ArtLady1981
05-27-2011, 08:21 PM
Have you checked the website for the yarn you're using? Often they have free patterns listed that use the same yarn.

Great idea!!! :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
05-27-2011, 08:30 PM
This is a great bulky yarn pullover (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/extra-quick-rolled-hem-top). I've knit it several times. It is a great design because it is also dropped shoulders. No armhole shaping on the body pieces nor the sleeves.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4142/4817439822_e0f662129f.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4817441514_4f9b769fe6_z.jpg

This (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/25-gorgeous-sweaters-for-the-brand-new-knitter) is a great book! I've knit numerous patterns from it! Still do!

http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/nobody/156055/51ym2kgwasl_small.jpg

Available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1579904378/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&qid=1306542553&sr=8-1&condition=all), used or new.