So, I am about to tackle my first sweater. I've only done scarfs, hats and socks (ok, I did a vest but didn't like it so I don't count it). Anyway, up till now, I got all of my yarn at Michael's or AC Moore. I've never really spent a lot on yarn, most of it is under $8 and I often have 20% to 50% coupons.
Well, now I have a sweater pattern and the yarn it is recommending will cost me about $60 to make the sweater. OMG. I was told by a friend that this is actually cheap for a sweater.
What does everyone think?
Do people have 'favorite' yarns/brands?
Are there any good quality ones that don't cost as much as my mortgage?
I am also not confident enough with my knitting to spend so much on something that I might never wear?
I am probably going to go to my LYS and see what they have that might be on sale and see what they recommend.
I'm just looking for opinions on what most guys spend and which yarns to get and which ones to avoid