Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
knitaura
Casting On
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 14
Thanks: 12
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Bulky Sweater
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?
__________________
Happy knitting!
knitaura is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-25-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,283
Thanks: 1,676
Thanked 8,779 Times in 7,145 Posts
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/vi..._id=12&lang=en
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jan in CA For This Useful Post:
knitaura (05-26-2011)
Old 05-25-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
knitcindy
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 683
Thanks: 46
Thanked 146 Times in 118 Posts
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
knitcindy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitcindy For This Useful Post:
knitaura (05-26-2011)
Old 05-25-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Have you checked the website for the yarn you're using? Often they have free patterns listed that use the same yarn.
__________________
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
knitaura (05-26-2011)
Old 05-26-2011, 08:20 AM   #5
knitaura
Casting On
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 14
Thanks: 12
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I was thinking of knitting a pullover.
__________________
Happy knitting!
knitaura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 04:57 PM   #6
knitcindy
Turning the Heel
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 683
Thanks: 46
Thanked 146 Times in 118 Posts
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
knitcindy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knitcindy For This Useful Post:
knitaura (05-27-2011)
Old 05-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #7
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,473
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,893 Times in 3,014 Posts
Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Have you checked the website for the yarn you're using? Often they have free patterns listed that use the same yarn.
Great idea!!!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #8
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,473
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,893 Times in 3,014 Posts
This is a great bulky yarn pullover. 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.





This is a great book! I've knit numerous patterns from it! Still do!



Available at Amazon, used or new.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ArtLady1981 For This Useful Post:
knitaura (06-01-2011)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
super bulky men's sweater humblekitter Pattern Central 2 10-22-2010 03:04 PM
Pretty Bulky Sweater - Lion Woolease T&Q Shandeh What'cha Knittin'? 45 03-09-2009 11:39 AM
Looking for Super Bulky Childern's Sweater Patterns. purlwise Pattern Central 2 07-29-2007 11:03 PM
Sweater pattern for bulky yarn candicane Pattern Central 1 01-22-2007 11:46 AM
Is there such a thing as a slimming bulky sweater? Momma_Jo General Knitting 14 10-31-2006 08:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:21 AM.