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Old 02-12-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
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Any One Ever Knitted This Sweater?
As a bored beginner (I have done my whole family hats & scarves), I am thinking of a sweater. I have been looking for patterns (free that is) for my first sweater. I either found one I liked, but it specified a certain yard that I didn't like or was in a size that i did want.

This AM I found this one and am very interested in it.

http://spincraftpatterns.com/29swSuretoFit.pdf

What do you all think?

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Old 02-12-2005, 11:54 PM   #2
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BTW the link didn't work for me: I had to copy and paste the text into a new tab to get it to come up.

Anywho, it looks like a great pattern to me. As long as you're not afraid of the math involved!
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:28 AM   #3
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That looks like a fine pattern.

In my first foray from scarves, I knit a baby cardigan. I found the smaller size less daunting, and the baby recipient was very forgiving of my beginner's mistakes -- slightly wonky seams and "wrong-leaning" decreases.

Just a thought if you know anyone who's expecting...

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Old 02-13-2005, 03:26 AM   #4
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First of all you can't access the link cuz the h in the http was not underlined but if you just copy and paste it inot a new window it's fine. No biggie. Then yes I absolutly LURVE top down knitting. It looks intimidating but really it's so easy you'd wonder why you don't knit all sweaters this way. I took a class at my LYS and now I scower the web for free top down patterns. Basically you're making a raglan style sweater by knitting the top part then piching off under the arms and knitting out from the sides to make sleeves. That's it. Just one seam on either side, the end. I have a cardigan pattern from my knitting class that it the best. this one looks good too. If you ahve any questions let me know.
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:37 PM   #5
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Fixed link and a few more questions.
1. Fixed the link, so folks could just click on it.

2. The pattern says you need 20 to 24 ounces of yarn. Since this is my first sweater, I am not going to get any too expensive stuff, but do you all think that I got 24 ouces I would be okay? It is going to be for my daughter, Abby -- size 10 to 12.

3. Do you think that the cardigan would too hard to for a first? She wants (and needs) a little white sweater for her Easter outfit.

Thanks for all your help.

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Re: Fixed link and a few more questions.
Originally Posted by christine

2. The pattern says you need 20 to 24 ounces of yarn. Since this is my first sweater, I am not going to get any too expensive stuff, but do you all think that I got 24 ouces I would be okay? It is going to be for my daughter, Abby -- size 10 to 12.
I would go by yards more than ounces. You want to have a log enough batch of yarn not a weighty enough batch of yarn KWIM?

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3. Do you think that the cardigan would too hard to for a first? She wants (and needs) a little white sweater for her Easter outfit.
If you're just doing stockinette I would think it would be asy enough. It's when you try to do color or cables or something fancy like that when you should practice on a scarf or something smaller. I say go for it. Having a deadline (as well as it being something special for yout daughter) motivates you too. I made a cardigan in a couple of weeks for my son size 10-12. Granted I've been knitting for years so it might take you 3 to 4 weeks but if you keep a good pace (which is easy with stockinette) then I think you could do it. do you knit while watching TV or listening to the radio? I find my knitting flashes by when I have something to occupy the other half of my brain. I'm a grad student so I knit in class, and I don't have a car so I knit on the bus. I love the radio program This American Life and I knit listening to that too. These are just some ideas for you, your milage may vary. So just try different things. I think you can do it.
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I went a head and got 4 skiens of a yarn that didn't have a dye lot. If I need more than I can just scoot over to Walmart. I realy wanted to go to the gourmet yarn shop, but I am banned from it by my budget minded husband.
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I realy wanted to go to the gourmet yarn shop, but I am banned from it by my budget minded husband.
ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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