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Topic: Suggestions for first sweater attempt  (Read 390 times)
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« on: November 20, 2007 07:11:54 AM »

Ok. I've crocheted off and I since I was little. (self and mom taught) At the moment is the most on I've been in a while. I have to credit the Happy Hooker book in helping me figure out those little things I could never understand before. (like why my blankets/scarves/anything rectangular always ended up smaller and how to really SEE your stitches) This may not be much to some, but for me it motivated me to keep going, as where in the past I just put the hooks and yarn back in the closet.

So now, I feel like I've gotten to the point where I can follow patterns and am even able to figure stuff out if the pattern doesn't quite make sense. I can do all the basic stitches, as well as a few more difficult ones. But as of yet, I have only made scarves, a few different hats, a few purses, and a couple animals. I'm ready to move on....

I want to take a crack at a sweater. But I am nervous. I am trying to find a pattern that seems somewhat easy to follow, but is also sorta cute. I mean, I know the reality of the situation, so if it turns out to be something that I'm not embarrassed to wear on camping trips, I'm ok with that. I am not expecting complete perfection for my first attempt, but I would like to not get so frustrated that I totally give up.

I have the yarn and am ready to start the Bernat Chunky Hooded Sweatshirt


(check it out on their site, you have to be a member to see the free patterns but membership doesn't cost anything). Do you guys think this is an ok place to start? Or does anyone have a better, more reasonable suggestion?? I have some books, and am not opposed to buying another book or a pattern if it means that I will be somewhat successful in this venture.

Of course, I will keep you all posted on my progress, and probably have questions as well. Smiley Thanks in advance!!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2007 08:03:34 AM »

I really like top-down sweaters because you can try it on as you go, and I hate seaming!
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