Attempting My First Sweater

MasonM's picture

I received my order of Sapphire Heather Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks. I'm starting a sweater using it.

I'm knitting it top down in the round using the percentage method and without following any special pattern.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Wish me luck

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Britisher's picture

Knitting sweaters is just

Knitting sweaters is just get - and the reason why I took knitting up again since my great grandmother showed me when I was a kid. I haven't tried a top-down design myself, so don't have any pithy advice, but from your post it sounds like you have already given it plenty of careful thought. Look forward to seeing a pic posted in the future. Best of luck with it.

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Thanks Mason Linux: because

Thanks

Mason

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Crafty Andy's picture

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Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Follow your own rules and have fun. The Wool is very pretty. It will be great, from the top down is a very clever wayt, I just don't like all that measuring lol!

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Thanks. I decided on top

Thanks. I decided on top down to make it easier to try it on as I go. I have a pretty thick neck and wide shoulders so I'm sure I'll have to make some adjustments to the percentages as I work. I have the neck band finished and am already wondering if it isn't too small. I know these things always look smaller than they are while on the needle, but I intend to check it for fit today before I get too far along.

I realized last night that I somehow managed to leave one of my sets of size 10 Options in my truck, which I am going to need for this at some point today, so am on hold until I get back out to the truck to get them. I'll be using the 2 circs technique for the increases until it gets large enough to fit all the way around on one circ.

Mason

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ronhuber's picture

I am sure yuou can do it

I am sure yuou can do it too. It is my favourite pattern. When I cast on for the neck I knit back and forth for a bit before casting on the stitches for the front so that it will be lower. About 2 to 3 inches. And don't be afraid to take it off the needle to see if it fits. Good luck.

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Interesting, I'll have to

Interesting, I'll have to try that on the next one. Thanks.

Mason

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rjcb3's picture

Best of luck!!! I love

Best of luck!!!

I love sweater knitting!

'can't wait to see your finished project.

)O(
Robert

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Thanks, hopefully it won't

Thanks, hopefully it won't be a total disaster LOL

Mason

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Lots of luck Mason, but I'm

Lots of luck Mason, but I'm sure you can do it.

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Thanks. Mason Linux:

Thanks.

Mason

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