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Old 05-08-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Beginner Adult Sweater Pattern Wanted
I am looking for a good woman's pullover sweater pattern for myself. I've made a few items including a lace edged shawl, a cardigan/coat and a felted bag. However my LYS convinced me to try this cable sweater that has a complicated pattern and it is taking me too long and I've afraid I'm now losing interest. So I thought if I had a simple pullover woman's sweater pattern it would get me motivated again.

I checked on knitty.com and found a mellow pattern named Beach and it looks quite nice. Has anyone made this? I've seen people mention Pure & Simple. Do you order their patterns online? How are they for beginner patterns?

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Old 05-08-2008, 02:47 PM   #2
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Do you mean knittingpureandsimple.com?? I was just going to post that question, if their pattern are good for beginner knitters. I would say I am a intermidiate beginner, but they have such nice patterns, and it does not tell the experience level on them??
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Yes that's the site. I like their patterns too but without knowing the difficulty level or reading through the pattern its difficult to know. I would classify myself as an intermediate beginner but I would like a pullover so I can have a break for long complicated patterns. A quick easy knit.
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KPS patterns are very well written and easy to do. You shouldn't have any trouble at all. I made my first sweater from there (9724 I think) when I'd only been knitting for 3 mos.
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Thanks Jan in CA. Do you have to order their patterns online or can you buy them at a LYS?
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And 9724 was the one I was looking at as well.
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Quite a lot of yarn stores carry them.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Quite a lot of yarn stores carry them.
True, but I'd call around first to check.

Here's a few online stores if end up having to buy it.

I got mine here and they shipped really fast.
http://www.onefineyarn.com/Merchant2...ory_Code=KPS_W

A few of many others -
http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/secure...20and%20Simple
http://www.fancyimageyarn.com/kps1.htm
http://www.fiber2yarn.com/catalog.ph...20and%20Simple

I just realized you're in Canada so you'll have to check to see if they ship there.
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Thanks I did call one of my LYS and they have 9726 which is the v-neck pullover. I'm going to go and take a look at the pattern tomorrow as I'm a bit nervous to do a v-neck. However the girl at the shop said I'd be fine with a v-neck because its just a series of decreases.

The next step is choosing a yarn as I seem to be sensitive to animal fibre, very itchy. She suggested bamboo or cotton would be good.

Thanks again for all of your help and suggestions. This site is fantastic for this.
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The next step is choosing a yarn as I seem to be sensitive to animal fibre, very itchy. She suggested bamboo or cotton would be good.
I have problems with wool too so I know what it's like. Frustrating with all the beautiful wools out there! Can't wait to see what you come up with! I've been wanting to knit the V neck for awhile, too.
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