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Topic: a Too-Tough Top? or Perfect Pullover?  (Read 847 times)
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« on: January 04, 2010 10:37:33 PM »

I'm a relatively new knitter (okay, okay, so I've been at a few years but always seem to get sidetracked with other things... Roll Eyes ) and have completed several scarves and hats but want to move on to something a little more advanced.  I found this pattern I like, because of the scoop-neck and lighter weight (since it will probably be summer time by the time I finish it), but I was wondering if it's too tough for someone who hasn't attempted a sweater before.  I'm not familiar with all the terms or techniques and was hoping you lovely knitting gurus could let me know if I'm setting myself up for disaster!


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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010 05:02:44 PM »

Sounds like a great first sweater project! No fancy stitch work, just a simple straightforward pattern with some interesting features, such as casting on extra stitches for the sleeves instead of doing them separately. Done in one piece from the bottom up - I don't think you can do better than this! (and it is cute, too!)

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010 06:38:12 PM »

Thank you!  Grin
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010 05:51:05 AM »

Really, what I love about knitting is how it is often very step by step. You knit until you get to the part you don't know, and often it makes sense by that point, or you can watch a quick online video to learn a new decrease and get right back to the needles. If you were "really worried" then perhaps you could do a vest first, sweater with no sleeves to worry about, but I think you'll be fine. Ambition is good.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010 07:21:17 PM »

i actually wanted to propose a knitalong for this sweater, because i started it last december and i'm having trouble motivating myself to finish knitting it. i think a kal would be perfect, and you'd have knitters to help you if you came across any problems. lol but i think it's pretty easy and it'd be a good first sweater. (it's gonna be my first sweater, too, if i finish it before owls.)
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