Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs
And I wouldn't rely too heavily on the comment from a poster that the pattern was complicated and she had to seek help with it. It depends on your ability. Are you a beginner, intermediate, or advanced? I've attempted patterns that were above me and put them down out of frustration. A year or two later, after I got better at knitting, I attempted those patterns again and they went just fine.
Sorry so long in replying, was finishing the dog sweater, and now have a happy, warm lil' old guy! :wahoo: Will post pics as soon as I find a way to change the photo size on my phone, er, camera. Long story...
I'd have to say that I'm in the advanced beginner stage, and fairly good at recognizing projects/patterns that are waay beyond my skill level. Doesn't mean I don't reach for the stars, but I'm one to climb a ladder there rung by rung. Eventually I WILL knit a doily. I miss making those greatly.
Visualizing the construction of the sweater from the pattern was at first rough, and I believe that's the same issue the Ravelry commenter had. Having a diagram of the dog sweater in the pattern book like the ones provided with people sweaters would have helped.
Thanks for the encouragement!