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Old 05-18-2009, 10:30 AM   #11
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No you can use the same type of yarn. A cardigan is a sweater with an open front is all.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:53 PM   #12
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No reason you can't use a cotton blend. My LYS is moving and the yarn is all 50% off so I bought two sweaters worth of a cotton/acrylic blend called Plymouth Jeannee.

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Old 05-19-2009, 08:36 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
What kind of yarn did you use the first time you knitted a sweater? How big was it? Adult, child, baby, doll? Do you have a favorite yarn or pattern now?
I knit my first sweater in college (20 years ago or so). I used Red Heart acryllic (which was one of the nicer yarns available for a reasonable price at that time) in a purplish navy to knit a sweater for me (size small adult). I had that sweater for a long time and still have the pattern. I don't have a favorite yarn or pattern now, though I DO have enough yarn in my stash to make a couple of sweaters, using everything from 4-ply to bulky weight yarn, from cotton to alpaca.
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