Greetings, Gents! I'm a novice at this knitting stuff and I'd like to attempt a sweater! I've found a few patterns that are relatively simple in construction so that I might see how they're put together but, every pattern calls for wool. Unfortunately, I can't wear wool! AND so far my knitting experience has been with cotton. I use a regular worsted with a #10 mercerized knitted in. The mercerized changes the colour slightly and gives an extra added weight that I find appealing. After reading through blogs and posts, I've discovered that most of you use yarns that I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole! Only due to expense and my limited experience with knitting. Gotta say, th0, that silk looks yummy! Is there anyone out there with cotton experience who can tell me if there's a drastic difference in knitting a sweater in cotton when the pattern calls for wool? And are there things that I should address when knitting with such an un-giving yarn? I've included a scarf that I'm presently working on so that you can see what I mean. My needles of choice are bamboo, #8. Any replies would be greatly appreciated. Many, many Thanx!