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Old 11-08-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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First Sweater
I want to knit my first sweater for my Dad for X-mas. I need something fairly simple, yet wearable. I have some wonderful yarn from elann.com called Peruvian Collection Sierra Aran that I want to use. I know Dad will want to wear a button up shirt under his sweater (he wears a lg) so I need to take that into consideration. I am not a very experienced knitter. I have many years in crochet, but knit is somewhat new. Crochet sweaters are just too bulky for my Dad, I need the sleek, manliness of knit for him. Please help guide me. If you all can help me with guidelines I can (hopefully) go from there. Please, Please, Please, pretty please, with a cherry on top? What??? You don't like cherries? Me neither...how 'bout some home made whipped cream? Thanks a bunch!
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:41 PM   #2
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well, cherries and whipped cream... you'll fit RIGHT in!!!! Welcome to KH.

Have you checked out the patterns page ? There's lots of good ones there, easy for beginners.

You can also check out Knitty ... they recently had a "manly" issue, and often publish manish sweater patterns. And they're free!

If you have a LYS (local yarn store), you can check with them, too, on patterns they have for sale. but, free is always better, in my opinion!

Good luck!
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Old 11-09-2005, 08:48 AM   #3
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Also check out www.knittingpatterncentral.com

They have tons of free patterns, too.
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Old 11-09-2005, 10:30 AM   #4
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I found the Lucky pattern at Knitty.com. It looks perfect.

I started on the pattern last night. Can't wait to see how far I get today.

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Old 11-09-2005, 10:31 AM   #5
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Here's a link to a sweater on lionbrand.com, it seems pretty simple but its a very classic guy sweater. Good luck, hope your first sweater is a great experience!

http://freeknittingpatterns.lionbran.../kfw-cape.html

PS If it is still too bulky for your dad, you could omit the striping and just knit it in plain stockinette.
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