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StephanieK
09-19-2008, 12:08 PM
Hi all! My first post...yeah! Anywho, I have been knitting for 3 years or so and basically a beginner. I am looking to expand my knitting horizons and want to try to make a sweater. I am looking for a very very basic easy sweater pattern (if there is one). Also, in the new Pottery Barn catalog they have a hand knit afgan which looks to me like they are using super bulky weight yarn and cables. I was wondering if anyone had a link for something similar. Book or website. Hopefully you all could help me out. Thanks!

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cam90066
09-19-2008, 12:48 PM
Bernat.com has some nice afghans using heavier yarns. Lionbrand.com has loads of sweaters (many easy), as well as blankets. TONS of patts at knittingpatterncentral.com. Check out berroco.com for both afghans/sweaters. Garnstudio.com has sweaters of all difficulties.

Also, check your library. MANY books with patterns.

cam

Jan in CA
09-19-2008, 01:49 PM
If you don't mind spending a few bucks these are the ones I usually recommend for first sweaters. I made #9724 3 mos after I started knitting and loved it. The patterns are well written and easy to follow.
http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/page2.html

If the link works there are several cabled afghans with bulky/super bulky yarns. If it doesn't work go to http://www.lionbrand.com/ and then choose pattern finder and you can input your own choices as I did at the link below.
http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?search=Search&searchText=&craft=Knit&cost=%2Fstores%2Flionbrand&subcategory=21&componentCategoryKey=Any&categoryKey=&yarnClass=Any&yarnClass=5&yarnClass=6&size=&publisher=&edition=&searchType=0&I3.x=30&I3.y=10&I3=Search!

brittyknits
09-19-2008, 06:57 PM
Don't know what the Pottery Barn one looks like, but this is a great free pattern for a cabled afghan: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70071AD.html?noImages=0.

Most yarn companies have free patterns, and Lionbrand is good because you can write to them if there is a problem with the directions. Also Bernat, Patons and Coats & Clark are very good for free patterns for basic sweaters. Once you are ready for more complicated things, have a go at knittingpatterncentral.com or garn studios or knitty.com. A great place for interesting patterns to download (they aren't free) is patternfish.com. Amazing stuff, there.