Easy sweater

andyz280f's picture

Okay fellas, I am mending from hand surgery that will hopefully allow me to knit without pain. So when I can get knitting again I am looking for easy sweater patterns. That way I can learn to do sweaters. I love sweaters and would like to start making some for myself. All while I am recuperating from surgery on my right big toe. Having an implant put in to ease the discomfort I have when I run or walk. So give me those patterns guys.


teejtc's picture

I'm currently working on Jared Flood's "Cobblestone" (http://brooklyntweed.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_4&products_id=22) It's simple and classic. Of course, I'm not finished with it -- but I've already fallen in love with it! Some day I'm going to meet him in person and will have to try very hard not to act like a school-girl meeting Justin Beeber. The drawback, for some people is that it's SO simple - I like not having to think about stitch patterns and this has just enough change in each row to keep me interested - I don't know about anyone else.

A couple of years ago I did the "Cable Guy" sweater from Son of a Stitch and Bitch (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cable-guy). I love the sweater but the neck is tight and I'm not particularly happy with the way the collar works. I'm not sure if that's my fault or the patterns though. The cables are very simple to keep track of and they're not difficult cables to make.

Hope that helps!

Grace and peace,

andyz280f's picture

Thanks for the words, I will try the "Cobblestone".

PeterMark's picture

I'm in agreement with the Good Reverend Timothy TenClay. I've started Cobblestone. I'm sure it will be beautiful when I get over the sock addiction, which I am currently NOT fighting. He's right about it being almost too simple, but since I have never completed a sweater, I figured simple would be a good place to start.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another good starting point is a raglan sweater from the top down. I normally do that so I can check the fit at the neck and chest before doing the routine part that is the body and sleeves. Barbara Walker has a good one "Knitting from the Top Down" and there is another one on the internet [the site slips my mind] that has the formulas to fit most sizes and a chart with the rough guestimate of yarn needed for each, in a variety of yarn thicknesses. Enjoy! ETA - The top down can be used for either pullover or cardigan...I've done both although the pullover seemed easier for a first time project.

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