Confessions of a Left-Hand Knitter

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Pullovers for first-timers: Or, an introduction to sweater construction

on November 21, 2013

I love this post. Too awesome. It’s like a guide. Please enjoy and share!

Fringe Association

Idlewild blueprint

I’ve been promising this post on sweater patterns for beginners — or first-time sweater knitters at any level — for quite awhile, and it’s turned out to be a bit of a monster! But let’s get one thing clear right up front: There is nothing intrinsically hard about knitting a sweater. Don’t let the size of this post scare you! As I’ve said before, if you can knit a mitt, you can knit a sweater. Depending on the type of sweater, it may involve some combination of increases/decreases, casting on or binding off stitches mid-stream, picking up stitches, possibly even some short rows — some or all of which you’ve most likely done by the time you’re thinking about a sweater. It’s just knitting. But given the potential investment of time and yarn money, a sweater represents a bit of a mental hurdle for lots of knitters. I’ve…

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3 responses to “Pullovers for first-timers: Or, an introduction to sweater construction

  1. knitsbywhit says:

    I think yarn choice is also as important as fit. What fiber you choose can make a huge impact on the overall final look.

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