Sister's Sweater

Okay....I'm a fool. I opened my mouth and said that I would make my sister a sweater. However, all the stuff that I want to knit, she doesn't like. It has to be simple, not busy, no stripes, not stranded, no cables...you get the picture.
Can anyone point me to an easy pattern that I can do for her? I'm hoping for something that I can do the round and that's not chunky, Blech! However, I'd like it to have a little something to keep my interest while I knit it.
Why did I open my mouth?

Thanks

Buck

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Check out this site http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/womens_clothing.php. Man I am lucky I guess, my sister loves anything I make for her with certain color considerations. Good luck.

kylewilliam's picture

what about a simple top down raglan for her? or possibly a guernsey (check out Elizabeth Zimmerman / Schoolhouse Press) - have her send you photos of sweaters she likes.... maybe that'll help...

let us know what happens :)

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BuduR's picture

I usually have someone I am knitting for send me some links to the style they like, then work from there.

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New York Built's picture

I've had luck taking the recipient of a gift to the lys and letting them get a sense of what you could be working with...or showing or sending them samples of the yarns you already have in the needed amount. The yarn store visit creates a focused atmosphere to decide what yarn, color and weight you both DON'T WANT, and if they have a book selection, letting the giftee see either sample patterns from their collection or sample stitches that are acceptable. Kind of like building a contract with a client, but the critical part is making a series of either this...or that decisions, IMHO.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Maybe you should go with one of the very simple handknit twinsets from the 1940's and 1950's...sleek lines and a luxurious yarn, topped off with moderate sized pearl buttons. "Tres Chic" in a Coco Chanel kind of way. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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steve kadel's picture

super simple, easy sweater, the raglan. all i did to snap it a little is added an interesting color for first 4-6 rows at bottom edge and neck line and sleeve edge.

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Buck Strong's picture

Thanks for all of the good advice. I told her to go to the DROPS site and tell me what she likes. Man, does she ever have conservative taste. Tallman came to my rescue with a great pattern too. Now I just need to get the yarn.
You guys ROCK!

Buck

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