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catlvr 07-08-2013 08:51 AM

EASY top down sweater
 
:teehee: I'm ready to take the plunge on my first wearable. Does anyone know of a free EASY top down pattern for a sweater, pullover preferred, as I don't think I'm ready for buttonholes. TIA

claireweber 07-08-2013 10:48 AM

I found this one:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...ater-generator

Congratulations on your advancement! :cheering: That is exciting, you'll have to keep us abreast of your progress.

DavidSydney63 07-09-2013 08:39 AM

That pattern is most definitely not suitable for a beginner knitter ... just a word of warning.

Why top down?

catlvr 07-09-2013 09:08 AM

I don't think I'd be real good at seaming! Think top down would be easier for me. Any suggestions??

claireweber 07-09-2013 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catlvr (Post 1380945)
I don't think I'd be real good at seaming! Think top down would be easier for me. Any suggestions??


If you can follow directions, you can seam. For me the biggest problem with seaming is the lack of desire to do it, hence I will avoid it when possible. Seaming isn't hard, it's just not knitting, but at some point that project you want to knit includes seaming, so you learn.

I see you joined the site in 2008, so I imagine you've been knitting for awhile. I encourage you to move forward. I did a search on a free knitting pattern site and there are a number of pullovers you can look at:

http://www.allfreeknitting.com/?task...llover+sweater

HTH

Dclutterchique 07-09-2013 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 (Post 1380944)
That pattern is most definitely not suitable for a beginner knitter ... just a word of warning.

Why top down?

Ok, I've got to ask, why isn't it suitable for a beginner knitter?

claireweber 07-09-2013 11:55 AM

So catlvr, more questions. What sorts of items have you knitted? I know you asked for a free, simple, top down pattern. Is this your first "fitted" project, aside from perhaps hats? One thing that I have read about a top down sweater is that it is easier to fit as you knit, and am wondering if perhaps that is why you are looking at top down construction.

In order to boost your confidence you might read some articles/blog entries pertaining to knitting sweaters such as this:

http://www.knitculture.com/our-blog/...les-snowflake/

Reading about common mistakes and how to avoid them is also useful. When you find a pattern you think you might like to try, read it through and any thing that seems confusing, you could come back here and pose questions. And take the time to swatch, very important in a fitted garment.

Happy :knitting: HTH

GrumpyGramma 07-09-2013 12:03 PM

I did a ravelry search and included up to medium difficulty because I find the ratings to be iffy sometimes. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sear...ty&pc=pullover Simple top-down seamless pullovers aren't difficult and you can try them on as you go.

claireweber 07-09-2013 12:25 PM

The Betty Sweater - what a shame
 
I linked to the all free knitting page that has this link:

http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knitt...y-Sweater/ct/1

The problem is that it is only available in a child's site. Apparently this caused an uproar due to the site being patterns "all free".

GrumpyGramma 07-09-2013 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by claireweber (Post 1380955)
I linked to the all free knitting page that has this link:

http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Knitt...y-Sweater/ct/1

The problem is that it is only available in a child's site. Apparently this caused an uproar due to the site being patterns "all free".

That's cute and definitely worth considering but it's bottom up - just a head's up.


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